Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Mexican lettuce wraps - recipe not required

As you may have gathered, we really enjoy trying new recipes.  But in all honesty, I'm not always a recipe kind of girl.  I tend to be a bit of a throw-together chef.  I love putting different foods together and seeing what happens. 

Last night's dinner was one of those great throw-together meals.  This meal can be done with endless variations and takes practically no time at all.

Ingredients used in our wraps: 
black beans
tomatoes, clilantro, red pepper, lime juice
salsa & hot sauce
sour cream

the quick throw-together salsa

Noah is able to make his own wrap.

Caleb just needs someone to hold his plate.
the finished product

Reasons why I love this meal:
1.  The kids are able to "make" their own dinner.
2.  It's fast and easy.
3.  It's a great way to pack in a good variety of veggies!


  1. Oh my word, you have the cutest "spinach family" I have ever seen...and the fact that they are fine baking assistances is just a bonus...What a lovely little world you have created...Welcome to "Blogland" on...Rosie
    Now back to leave that "Libby Girl" a quick HUG.

  2. Great idea! I love any Mexican food.

  3. I never would have thought of chickpeas! YUM! & the boys are obviously loving making their the pic of Noah taking a bite! :)

  4. Just found you through Libbie. Can't wait to tell my girls about you. They will love it here!

  5. Great blog! I'll keep checking back. And I LOVE blogs with recipes on them!!

  6. Eden products are amazing! Good call :)

  7. Yum~Yum, I am coming over from Libbie's... I will certainly be back, need to share these recipes with My Daughter, My Grands are the Pickiest Eaters, EVER!
    Thanks for sharing & Welcome

  8. Looks delicious! I will have to give this recipe a try. :)

  9. Shelley
    Great meal! And a beautiful family!
    SusieBeeonMaui from

  10. Hi there Shelley! Just stumbled upon your blog while cruising the web. Amazing how your and mine drive 'to feed them well' seem to be alike! My blog is in Dutch, so I'm afraid you'll have a problem reading mine, but just in case: and find my 'keuken' (kitchen)

    keep it up, I'll be back!


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