Sunday night, I made Lettuce Wraps for dinner, following Kristin’s recipe at IowaGirlEats. She created this recipe to recreate PF Chang’s Lettuce Wraps, and it has gone viral on Pinterst, which is how I found it. The husband and I only go to PF Chang’s when one of our friends wants to have a birthday dinner there, so that is rarely. In fact, we’ve never even had their Lettuce Wraps, but some of our friends rave about them, so I thought I’d try the recipe.
The only things I did differently were use ground beef in place of the ground chicken and leave out the water chestnuts (which I despise). I also made fried rice, only I used quinoa instead of rice, to go with the wraps. When the husband walked in the kitchen, after I had already plated our portions, he made a comment that the plate didn’t look as appetizing as Kristin’s photo; it all looked brown and ground, pre-digested. I was worried it would be bad.
But then we started eating. AMAZING! The wraps were wonderful (and the fried quinoa turned out great too). I got the official “You can make this again anytime” approval from the husband.
Here’s a link to the recipe; it’s definitely worth trying. I had all the ingredients to make the sauce in the pantry already, so this cost about $8 to make. We got dinner out of it along with lunch yesterday also. $8 (plus the cost of the fried quinoa) for 4 meals – not bad.