Heaven help me, but the little people don’t have school today so that means lots of boys over. I have to say it is fun having boys, but it is loud and crazy especially when there are about 12.  They are all so cute and funny and so polite. I really think boys are more polite than girls are in the teen years. Any boy that walks in my house always says, “Hi Mrs. Hood” or “thanks for having me”.  I mean, awe…

I do love having a house full of kids, but these little buggers can EAT. I normally just serve them microwaved Bagel Bites (gross, by the way) or corny dogs or pizza.  However, I thought I would try and earn a sticker today and make them a fun snack.  Now we eat these for dinner, but they are perfect for an afternoon snack or party.  

I used to make these chicken lettuce wraps in the crock pot, but I kept forgetting to start 100 hours in advance so I tweaked it a bit.  Let me know your thoughts.


Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Makes about 8 wraps

1 lb. ground chicken
1/2 onion, chopped
1 rib celery, chopped
1/2 cup Frank's Buffalo Wing Sauce
1 Tablespoon olive oil


8 Iceburg lettuce leaves
1 cup shredded carrots
Blue Cheese crumbles
carrots and celery sticks

In a large skillet, heat oil and saute chopped onions and celery.  Once softened add the chicken. Cook until crumbly and browned. Add buffalo sauce and heat through. 

To assemble, fill lettuce cups with chicken mixture.  Top with shredded carrots and blue cheese.

Serve with celery and carrot sticks.