Or at least they were for awhile. I usually try to avoid fads. I have never eaten my lunch (or anything else) out of a mason jar and I firmly believe that I will never have to retract that statement.
But I had such nice little lettuce leaves I thought I’d give the wraps a try.
To be honest I really don’t see the appeal.
I’d rather have my lettuce lightly dressed, the other ingredients on top and eat it with a knife and fork.
Oh wait….. then it would be a salad.
If one calls it a wrap one can be creative, innovative, and take 15 photos of it to post on the foodie blog.
I could have called this a ‘Hand Salad’ I suppose, and started a new foodie fad.
Okay, the weather is making me a bit cross. We’ve had cold, gray, wind and rain for 5 days straight.
The wraps were good, if a bit messy. (We finished with the knife and fork).
And a great way to serve veggies to kids…. Right?
Stir-Fried Vegetable Lettuce Wraps
Total time: 20 minutes
- 6 – 8 small lettuce leaves
- 1/2 medium leek, cleaned, trimmed, cut into matchsticks
- 1 medium carrot, trimmed, cut into matchsticks
- 1/2 red pepper, cut into matchsticks
- 8 – 10 mushrooms, cut into strips
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 2 tbs Balsamic vinegar
- 2 tbs soy sauce
- 1 tbs mirin
- 2 tsp sesame oil
- Heat olive and sesame oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add vegetables and stir-fry for 4 – 5 minutes
- Remove and divide between 2 plates.
- Add lettuce leaves
- Combine ingredients for sauce with a small whisk.
- Put sauce into 2 tiny bowls.
- Put bowls on plates and serve.
The depressing weather started on Saturday with thunderstorms.
At least one can enjoy a decent sunset in-between thunderstorms:
This was after one storm with another rolling in.
A half hour later we were getting ready for another:
This was the last sunset we saw.
At the moment, as I look across the lake I see nothing – gray mist and fog have even hid the cows.
If the sun ever comes out I’m going to have a jungle in my potager….
But I’ll be in a much better mood!