|Pork Lettuce Wraps|
It's been weeks since I've been here. Sorry for my long absence. I don't even want to tell you how busy we've been with the first of the graduation parties just days away and we're only 12 days shy of the big event. I can tell you that I've been performing duties of a party planner, scholarship coordinator, personal assistant, graphic designer, decorator, and caterer, not to mention my regular duties as mom.
Given what's on my calendar, I did make sure to menu plan this last weekend prior to my trip to the grocery store this weekend. No matter how full the calendar is, we've still got to eat. I knew that if I didn't plan, I would fail and that would mean carry out, pizza delivery and me being unhappy with myself for allowing it to happen.
I haven't shared a menu plan in ages. Here's what I planned for:
Spicy Italians (our homemade version of the Subway sandwich), Pea Salad, Chips
Baked Tilapia, Spinach & Rice Casserole, Steamed Green Beans
Salmon Burgers, Oven Fries
Ham & Cheese Pie, Steamed Broccoli
Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas, Saffron Rice, Guacamole Salad
Asian Wild Rice Salad
Pork Lettuce Wraps, Couscous, Mandarin Oranges
Breakfast for Dinner - Sausage Brunch Squares, Hashbrowns, Fruit
Pork & Asparagus Rice Bowls
The Pork Lettuce Wraps pictured above are a favorite of mine and Madison. They come together quickly and have a bit of a kick to them. I like to serve them with couscous and either mandarin oranges or pineapple to cool the taste buds. The original recipe appeared in this book but I've modified it, which is the version I will be sharing.
Pork Lettuce Wraps
1lb. ground pork
1 tsp. vegetable oil
2 T rice wine vinegar
2 T teriyaki sauce
2 T soy sauce
2 T honey
1 T Thai chili garlic paste
1 tsp cornstarch
2 c. shredded carrots
1/2 c. chopped onion
1 head butter lettuce, washed and separated
Heat oil in skillet. Brown pork. Drain any fat/juice in the pan.
Whisk together vinegar and next 5 ingredients in a small bowl. Add vinegar mixture, carrots, and onions to pork. Cook 3 minutes or until mixture thickens slightly, stirring often.
Spoon mixture onto lettuce leaves; roll up.