Lettuce Wrap this Week Up

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I’m currently laying in bed laughing at my punny-ness and Ian is not appreciating my sense of humor apparently. Humph. At least I thought my title was funny.

Anywhoooo, the title of this post is actually relevant to my day today. So, before I jump into raving about delicious lettuce wraps I made for dinner, I will quickly recap my day today πŸ™‚

lrg_dsc06445Β So where do I begin.. well, I had work today and was super busy the entire time. This week has been quite the week, not in a bad way of course, but definitely busy! Honestly though, I am glad that it was busy. Being busy makes the time go by so much faster πŸ™‚

lrg_dsc06440After work, Ian and I began making Chicken Lettuce Cups. I found a recipe somewhere online and thought it could be cool to give it a try. Besides, I got a new slow cooker and have been looking for any excuse to use it πŸ™‚

lrg_dsc06433While waiting for the lettuce cups to cook, Ian and I watched some more Grimm – we have been binge watching it lately. I actually used to watch Grimm back in high school and throughout college and I have always loved the show. It wasn’t until recently that I noticed that a new season was release last year. I’m pretty sure I haven’t seen it yet, so I was eager to jump in. Ian, on the other hand, had watched an episode here and there.. so we decided to start from the beginning and work our way to the last season.

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Winston happened to be super laid back today, which is very rare..Β  so I had to take advantage of the opportunity and take some photos of him.

lrg_dsc06449Thankfully, the chicken lettuce cups came out really well! I will definitely be making these again in the future πŸ™‚ Best part? All of the ingredients we used were easy to find at Trader Joe’s!

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If you want to try them out, I have included a basic, and I mean basic, recipe below!

Slow Cooker Chicken Lettuce Cups

Ingredients

  • 1 package ground chicken
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 red bell pepper (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup Trader Joe’s Korean BBQ sauce
  • Salt & Pepper (as much as you’d like)
  • 1 – 1.5 cups white rice
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • lettuce!

I wanted an easy, yet tasty dinner, so the effort we put in was minimal. That being said, we made these by throwing ground chicken and garlic into the microwave for 5 minutes. Then, we threw the ground chicken and garlic into the slow cooker and added in the chopped veggies and liquids. After cooking in the slow cooker for almost 2.5 hours on high heat, we added the white rice we made and let the mixture cook for another 5-10 minutes.

And voila! A very simple slow cooker dinner for ya! I’m sure there are better recipes out there, but this one worked just fine for us πŸ™‚ Probably not a recipe to bring to a dinner party though, haha.

img_5502After dinner, we took Winston for a walk and I could not help snapping pictures of him with his new favorite stick. He would not put that stick down. It was the cutest thing πŸ™‚

Aaaand that just about sums up most of my day! I realize that most my pictures in this post are all of Winston.. oops.. so I will be sure to take photos of other things for my next post πŸ™‚

As for tomorrow, my office is going on a team day.. so I am super excited! So happy it’s almost the weekend!

~Britt~

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