Friday, April 3 - Chicken (or tofu) Lettuce Wraps
1 lb. chicken breast or thighs (or tofu)
1 teaspoon fresh garlic, minced
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
2 tablespoons of brown sugar
1 onion, minced
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1 8 ounce can of whole water chestnuts, drained and diced
2 green onions, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 head of butter lettuce*
Carefully break the lettuce leaves apart, wash and leave out to dry until ready.
Thoroughly combine the garlic, ginger, onion, soy sauce and red wine vinegar together in a bowl.
Cut up chicken (or tofu) into bite-sized piece and put in the marinade for at least 30 minutes before stir-frying.
Thinly slice the chestnuts.
Cut the green onions up into 1 inch pieces.
Turn the wok to high or skillet on the stove to medium high.
Put one tablespoon of oil in the wok and stir-fry the chicken until it is no longer pink.
*I have not heard that lettuce is unsafe, but we can not be too careful. I thought long and hard about using lettuce. When I tested this recipe, I bought a full head of lettuce, removed and discarded the outside leaves and washed the rest in cold water. I laid the individual leaves out to dry on a dry dish towel. In case you would rather not risk lettuce you might use tortillas or pita.
1 lb. of lean ground beef
Spices - chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, dried oregano and paprika
1 (14.5 oz) can of chicken broth
2 (15.5 oz) cans hominy, not drained
2 (14 oz) cans of corn, not drained
1 (16 oz) can pinto beans, not drained
1/2 of an 8 oz jar mild (not hot) Pace’s picante sauce
Sour cream or yogurt
Fresh or pickled Jalapeños (optional)
A copy of theTex Mex Jumble recipe, copied and pasted into text in the font and size easiest for your child to read and follow. Recipe in next sequence
Wok or a large skillet
Can opener (May need adult assistance)
Large cooking spoon
Knife to cut the cilantro and scallions (parental discretion)
Cheese grater (parental discretion)
Small bowls for the grated cheese, sour cream and cut up scallions.
Optional bowl of fresh or pickled jalapeños - Let an adult handle this. Jalapeños can be hot!!!
A table set with a plate (or bowls), napkins and silverware for everyone in the family.