Sunday, January 9, 2011

Fave Moment of the first week: Friday Night Sleepover

Fave moment of the first week (to remind me why I am doing this and motivate me to keep going): 
Friday Night Sleepover

Do you remember when we were younger and got together with our girlfriends for a sleepover? We would stay up all night talking, about boys, playing games and watching movies in our pajamas while we had pizza, pop and snacks. Our sleepover was….well…nothing like that! The food was much more sophisticated (lettuce wraps… YUM!), the pop was replaced with wine and we were in bed by midnight. One thing hasn’t changed though….the fave topic of conversation remains the same….boys….how do we get them to help out more around the house or be more romantic? Well, I guess some things have changed…..but what I know for sure is that we had fun! I would totally recommend this blast from the past as an alternative to your girls night out. Dinner, drinks, board games, great company and best of all total cost of the evening was under $30

Lettuce Wraps Recipe:

Red Onion (about 1/3)
Chicken (1 or 2 medium breasts)
Red, green and yellow peppers (1 of each)
Mushrooms (6ish)
Chinese style noodles (a few handfuls)
¼ C Hoisin sauce
¼ c. soy sauce
1tsp ginger
1 tsp garlic puree
½ tsp brown sugar
1 tsp chili flakes
Peanuts, Cilantro and Green onions (chopped up for garnish)
I head of iceberg lettuce

Mix together the hoi sin, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, brown sugar and chili flakes to make the sauce mixture
Saute chicken and onions
Add in veggies and sauce mixture (continue sautéing)
Put noodles into a large serving bowl and then pour stirfry mixture over them. Cover with lid for a few minutes and this will soften the noodles.
Separate the lettuce piece by piece trying not to break it (these will be the wraps)
Set out the filling, the lettuce pieces and the garnish so you and your friends can each make your own wrap the way you like it. Enjoy!


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