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Asian Turkey Lettuce Cups

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I have a kitchen.

A real life kitchen with lights and electricity.

A real life kitchen with water and soap and hand lotion.

A real life kitchen with a sink so large, Hugh Hefner himself would glow at the possibilities.

A real life kitchen with drawers so soft and slick, I’ll no longer look like I’m wrangling an elephant when trying to open one.

A real life kitchen with so much space on the gorgeous quartz countertops for all of my spills and hourly mishaps.

A real life kitchen that I can walk into, pretend that I’m on Dancing With the Stars and curtsy to the supportive audience in my head.

And I’m dying to show you pictures. Okay so I just posted one to Instagram. BUT! We still have to move the fridge back in and do some staining and the window treatments and add some plants and my dishes and finish up on some tiny cosmetic thingies before I show you all the little details. But I will say, the volume of my squealing has deafened nearly every one in the 66208 zip code.

But for today I have a fun little story about how I fell into the love with the lettuce wraps of the Asian variety.

Here she is on the Tablespoon!

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26 Responses to Asian Turkey Lettuce Cups

  1. Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids April 26, 2012 at 2:03 pm #

    And, I am squealing just as loud, knowing that your recipes will return on a full time basis again. :)

  2. kelley {mountain mama cooks} April 26, 2012 at 2:04 pm #

    Can’t wait to see the kitchen. Must feel good, you’re almost there! Welcome back to the land of cooking, these wraps look amaze, as usual!

  3. Averie @ Averie Cooks April 26, 2012 at 2:37 pm #

    Congrats on an amazing looking kitchen! So happy for you, Bev!!!

  4. Villy @ For the love of Feeding April 26, 2012 at 2:40 pm #

    This kitchen is squealing-worthy indeed! Very pretty! Wonderful colors!

  5. Margarita April 26, 2012 at 2:52 pm #

    I checked out the Instagram picture you have and love your new kitchen! Love the open space at the corner of your counter and the kitchen window! I am also very envious of the open storage space up top.

  6. Sheila April 26, 2012 at 3:13 pm #

    We just had lettuce wraps last night for supper, my kiddos love them. I use any leftovers and make rice and stir fry it the next night with added vegi’s!

  7. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts April 26, 2012 at 4:06 pm #

    Can’t wait to see final pics of your kitchen! I can’t believe how quickly it came together!

  8. Ginger April 26, 2012 at 4:44 pm #

    Lettuce wraps have been on my to-make list forever.. thanks for the reminder! Isn’t cooking in a brand new kitchen fun?!

  9. Katie @ Epicurean Mom April 26, 2012 at 5:15 pm #

    Asian wraps are SO good! Get in my belly!!

  10. Alison April 26, 2012 at 5:54 pm #

    Yay for new kitchens! The lettuce wraps look fabulous – one of my favourite eats!

  11. Jackie @ Domestic Fits April 26, 2012 at 6:53 pm #

    I’m very impressed with how quick you all did that! You’re like a renovation Ninja

  12. Katie April 26, 2012 at 8:38 pm #

    I am so.excited.for.you.guys. and the kitchen re-model.

    ..and for these little lettuce darlings right thurr.

  13. Laurie {Simply Scratch} April 26, 2012 at 9:39 pm #

    Yay to having a new kitchen! Can’t wait to see the pics and hear all the deets! Xo

  14. Jen April 26, 2012 at 9:56 pm #

    Can’t wait to see the finished pictures!

  15. Julia {The Roasted Root} April 27, 2012 at 12:52 am #

    I’ve been seeing the butterleaf lettus all over the grocery and keep thinking it would be fun to make wraps. Your Asian turkey filling sound great so thanks for the inspiration!

  16. Kalyn April 27, 2012 at 2:44 am #

    Yaay for having a kitchen again. I’ve been through it so I know how hard it gets when you’re nearly done.

  17. Shawn @ I Wash...You Dry April 27, 2012 at 3:18 am #

    How fuuuuuunnnnnN! I can’t wait to see your new kitchen!

  18. Vita @ Juicer Depot April 27, 2012 at 5:38 am #

    Love lettuce wraps. Lettuce is a great substitution for bread.

  19. Cookin' Cowgirl April 27, 2012 at 1:51 pm #

    LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE me some turkey lettuce wraps!! YUM-o! Can’t wait to see more pictures of your kitchen!

  20. Our family loves lettuce wraps. Thanks for sharing

  21. Sommer@ASpicyPerspective April 27, 2012 at 2:20 pm #

    Bev, I can’t wait to see the final shots!

  22. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious April 27, 2012 at 6:01 pm #

    Yay! I saw the sneak peek and it looks fabulous. Can’t wait to see the finished kitchen!

  23. Nicole {Sweet Peony} April 27, 2012 at 7:29 pm #

    Guurrllllll I cannot wait to see your beautifully renovated kitchen!!!! I’ve been loving all of the updates & sneak peaks :) Also, loving those lettuce wraps. So uber delish! Do people even say uber anymore? Whatevs.

  24. keelymarie April 27, 2012 at 10:42 pm #

    they look fabulous! I die for any asian cuisine. I make some very similar but with ground beef. http://keelymarie.com/2011/09/26/asian-taco-night-ground-beef-lettuce-wraps/

  25. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen April 28, 2012 at 3:21 am #

    Glad you are back in business in the kitchen! Can’t wait to see the results.

  26. Karriann April 28, 2012 at 3:27 pm #

    Delicious! Your kitchen loves fab by the way!

    “Happy Cooking”

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