Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Let Us

The BNC, without having to, partakes in my sugar-free diet.  He eats, and drinks, reduced sugar, low fat, high fiber, whole grain, zero calorie, low sodium stuff with me.  It's one of the many reasons I love him.  His support means the world and makes what I have to do so much easier.  And while I don't enjoy all the good stuff I'm supposed to eat, I don't stop him from enjoying what he likes. 

So, on Sunday (and Monday) we I made lettuce wraps.  I used my new purple Slap Chop on some onions and tomatoes and cooked them down alongside some ground chuck. 



The mixture was seasoned with salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and some tomato paste.



As a side dish, I made rice with orzo.  (Is that rice pilaf?)  Whichever, it was yums and both the rice and orzo were perfectly cooked. 



I toasted and cooked them together and out it came; perfect.


I didn't eat any lettuce but, from the looks and sounds of it, they looked and tasted awesome.


It's certainly a dish that will be put into heavy rotation especially with summer looming and the desire to crank up that oven grows less and less.

ps....excuse the shadows, the weird lighting and the less than stellar photos.  I'm still trying to find my angles as well as work the laptop I recently received.  Thank you, come again.

12 comments:

Ali said...

Seeing as all I had time to pack for breakfast was a kid-sized yogurt cup, this is making my stomach grumble something fierce.

BNC is a swell dude. You wouldn't bust out the Slap Chop for just anybody.

Margie said...

Mine too. The Hunger Monster has shown up.

Deborah said...

I think that's a meal that would please anyone!!

Margie said...

Thanks, Deborah. :)

And Kathleen said...

Yum! I've got two avocados in the kitchen waiting to be devoured. I think I might make a veggie-friendly version of this using mushrooms.

Margie said...

Oh my, that sounds yummy! I may have to substitute those for the beef next time.

C Los said...

I can totally see you singing the song while using the slap chop.

Margie said...

I think you adding great finds to your blog would be awesome since you're the Budget Ninja. I found the purple Slap Chop for $9 at Target. Hmmm, maybe we both should post our awesome finds.

devorelebeaumonstre. said...

that looks yummy. x


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Margie said...

Thanks! BTW, I am in love with your blog. ;)

patience said...

a purple slap chop??? lol

Margie said...

You know it, patience. ;)