"Sometimes I wonder about my life. I lead a small life - well, valuable, but small - and sometimes I wonder, do I do it because I like it, or because I haven't been brave?" - Kathleen Kelly (You've Got Mail)

Friday, August 19, 2011

Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps

This is something I threw together this evening that turned out surprisingly well! It's not a pretty picture, but I promuise you these were delicious! Very high in protien and low in fat, carbs and sugar....perfect for the South Beach Diet! We ate these with steamed edemame on the side. I think these will be on the menu again next week :)

Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps

1 lb. ground lean turkey
1/4 c. low sodium soy sauce
2 tbsp. sweet chili sauce (or to taste)
2 tbsp. teryaki sauce or marinade
1 tbsp. hoisen sauce
2 garlic cloves, minced
4-6 green onions, sliced (greens only)
1/4 c. unsalted peanuts, chopped finely
4-6 Bibb or Iceburg lettuce leaves

In a large skillet, cook the turkey over medium heat, breaking into small pieces as it browns. Meanwhile, whisk together the soy sauce, chili sauce, teriyaki sauce, hoisen sauce and minced garlic. Once turkey is fully cooked, pour the sauce mixture over the turkey and stir until meat is well coated and sauce is heated through. Remove from heat and stir in the onions and peanuts. Serve immediately in leattuce leaves. Makes 4 large or 6 medium wraps.

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Monday, August 8, 2011

It's a little late...

...but I'd like to announce the birth of our second daughter!!

Amelia Ann
7/23/11 @ 7:35pm
9 lbs 13 oz, 22 inches

Sorry for posting this so late but things have been quite busy around our house the last couple weeks! Amelia is an amazing addition to our family and it feels like she's been a part of it forever. She is super laid back and easy going...it's great! The delivery went really well, we were at the hospital for under 2 hours and she was here! Margot is still adjusting to being a big sister, but overall she's doing great. We have been blessed with many wonderful meals from church family and other friends so there has been no need for me to even think about cooking (till this week...boo!).

Daddy with his girls :)