Monday, August 8, 2011

Special times, and the moment of the week!

I got a BIG break from the chaos last Wednesday. I met up with the college girls from church at BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse before they go back to school. We especially wanted to have a special send off dinner before two of the girls begin their freshman year. I love these girls, and I'm going to miss them all so much.

My girls make me smile, and this is why...

Earlier that day Thing 1 told us that she was reserving the car, because she needed to meet her friends for a meeting when they all grow up. I began to freak out about how grown up she's already acting, but my fears were quickly relieved when she called the mall elevator the "alligator". Whew, still a little kid, thank You, Lord.

I just had to take a picture of this. It was one of my favorite moments of the week.

Because soon, it would look like this again

We host a weekly college/career small group at our house which includes dinner. I enjoy cooking, and it gives me a great excuse to try out new recipes. This was one of my own copy-cat creations. Don't you just love lettuce wraps? I do! I love ordering them at restaurants, especially P.F. Changs. And I just always assumed they're really difficult to make, but I figured out I just make bad assumptions. So here ya go!

Start with some chicken breast cut into small cubes.
Keep the Kraft Asian Sesame dressing on the side. You won't need that until the end.

Then add some chopped celery, chopped onion, and garlic to the cubed chicken and cook. (no picture of that...sorry.)

Remove the chicken from pan, pour into a large bowl. Then just chop up some green onions, shred a couple carrots and add them to the cooked chicken mixture. Mix with a lot of that Kraft Asian sesame dressing, and scoop into some iceberg lettuce leaves. Then top with some crunchy chow mein noodles, and voila!

And if you have a really good recipe for this, please send it my way. I'd love to perfect my creation.


  1. cool!! I'd add a little chopped red cabbage to your chicken mix and a little wasabi or horseradish as a dip too.

  2. i LOVE the lettuce wraps!
    and a clean, quiet table(in my dreams)