You know another great thing about this house? The neighbors:
My brother, Laura and Owen walked over tonight and the kids had a blast running- er, driving- around the backyard. For now only Jack gets the wheel. Yesterday I looked outside to see Jack flat on the ground and Isla literally running OVER him in the Jeep. Sigh.
I’m so thrilled to be back in the kitchen. I love restaurants and I never thought I would say this, but I was pretty sick of eating out. Tonight I made these copycat PF Chang’s lettuce wraps from Damn Delicious. They were super quick and easy, too. The only issue was that I couldn’t find hoisin sauce at Super Target, so I substituted stir fry sauce and then added in a couple TBS of brown sugar for sweetness.
Wrapped in butter lettuce leaves.
On the side is a pretty random salad based on what we had in the fridge, but it was actually really good: a bag of Trader Joe’s Cruciferous Crunch, toasted almonds, diced avocado and Annie’s Gingerly dressing. I forgot how much I love that dressing. I used it constantly in college and must have just gotten sick of it. Definitely making this salad again, and next time I want to add dried cherries.
Jack really liked the lettuce wrap FILLING- he wouldn’t touch the lettuce itself but kept raving about how much he loved the chicken. Isla was offended that I dared to even put it on her plate- God forbid I try to feed her something other than nuggets or mac & cheese. Sigh. Again.
So I went to Target today for groceries and this was literally the last piece of Lilly left in the store. Obviously I bought it, haha.
I’m a little bummed that I wasn’t able to get there on Sunday and score some cute dresses for Isla, but oh well. Sleep was scarce last week and there was no way I was waking up early if I didn’t absolutely have to. So I’ll just hoard my little nail polish instead.
(But really- try the lettuce wraps! So good!)