I am a little overly excited about this particular Monday.
Ugh. Monday? Yeah, yeah I know. It is totally not fun. Especially if you are a Broncos fan. Sorry.
Ok, but anyway this Monday is finally the day I get to share these lettuce wraps with you. I have been waiting too long. A whole two weeks or something like that.
I know, life is so hard.
I would have shared these last Monday, but the site decided to crash on me and I lost the whole post I had written. Instead of these wraps you got this salad, because I just did not feel like writing the whole thing over again. I am happy to say I have switched to a new host (basically the company that makes the site function) called DigitalFyre. Let’s hope all those apologies for the site being down are now OVER. I am praying for only good things from here on out.
But let’s just talk about these wraps already. I feel like wraps can be a little confusing.
These wraps are kind of springy with the bright green butter lettuce and the mango salsa, but then there is the cozy short ribs, that in my opinion are winter’s best friend.
I know that half the country is freezing cold and snowy, including Colorado where we certainly have tons of snow, but yet I am so ready for fresh foods + bright colors.
I am one of those annoying people who loves the snow up until January first or maybe even the second, but then I am kind of done with it. I get in this mood where I just crave bright colors, clean rooms and warmer temps. Probably should not be living in a place where is snows through May, often into June, but I gotta say though, yesterday was an incredibly gorgeous day. Colorado blue skies against the fresh white snow. So pretty.
Anyway I think these are just a good mix.
A good mix of bright and colorful, healthy and cozy. Pretty awesome, right?
And there is peanut sauce.
In case you didn’t know, I love peanut sauce. I could (and sometimes do) put it on everything. Don’t judge, trust me if you have never had peanut sauce before prepare to be amazed. It is delicious.
The ribs get slow cooked all day long in a sweet Thai curry sauce that is just incredible. They may be one of my favorite meals to date. The sauce is just sooo good.
It got rave reviews…
From everyone, although there were definitely a few people at the table who skipped my beloved butter lettuce.
Seriously, butter lettuce is the best. I buy at least a head or two a week. I know it may look similar to iceberg lettuce, but go for the butter. It is SO much better. Both my dad and I have decided it is our favorite. Love it.
The whole meal is really simple and takes almost no time at all to throw together. Just toss a few things in the crockpot in the morning, make some peanut sauce + mango salsa and you are done.
The house is going to smell amazing all day long. So there’s yet another reason to get going on making these for dinner – as soon as possible.
No really , as soon as possible. You’ll be so happy you did!
I mean, come on. Just look at them. Too good.