Monday, July 14, 2014

Smoked Turkey Lettuce Wraps!

I love having all of the local farm stands open for business!  This is the best time of year around here because of all the fresh produce you can purchase!
When I stopped to get corn the other day at my favorite farm stand, I noticed something new this year.  Living lettuce - well, of course I had to try it!

Today for lunch I made smoked turkey lettuce wraps!  They were so good!  The  living lettuce is the perfect lettuce for making "sandwiches".  I believe that this will be my new way of eating sandwiches for the rest of summer - so light and refreshing!
Here is how I made my lettuce wrap - you can custom make the wrap to suit your own taste.
Smoke Turkey Lettuce Wrap
1 slice Domestic Swiss Cheese
1 slice John Martin Smoked Turkey Breast
1/2 Slice Tomato
1/2 Thinly Sliced Red Onion
1 Slice Dill Pickle (I use Mt. Olive Brand)
1 Leaf of Lettuce
DIRECTIONS:  Layer all ingredients on lettuce, wrap up - enjoy!
Happy Eating!
*Meck's Produce is located along 222 South - just outside of Quarryville or visit their stand at Lancaster Central Market.

~Cooler Corn~

Happy summer everyone!  Hope you are all getting a chance to enjoy the long days!
Around here it is sweet corn season and while I love sweet corn, I do not like shucking the corn.  So any corn cooking technique that does not involve shucking the ears is a winner with me!  I was intrigued by cooking corn in a cooler and wondered if it would even work.....let me tell you, the cooler did a fabulous job!  I highly recommend this method, especially if you are having a picnic and will be cooking a large amount of corn.
All I did was cut off the top (tassel) part of the corn, place in a cooler and then we boiled enough water to cover the corn and poured it over the top of the corn.  Shut the cooler lid and walk away for about 35-45 minutes.  Pull the plug on the side of your cooler, drain the water.  Corn will remain hot for hours.
Easy peasy! 
*Note:  We used our turkey fryer pot to boil the water.
Happy Eating!