Wilted lettuce, beef bread rolls – Stuffed stir-fry rolls?

Beef or pork rolls with lettuce, onions, peppers, and then sliced like cinnamon rolls for dinner

I don’t know what these are.
I mean…I know what they are. I made them. I tasted them. They were delicious!
Cooked beef or pork rolls with wilted lettuce, onions, peppers, and then sliced into rolls for dinner
But I don’t know what they’re called or what exactly I put in them or what recipes I used to gather inspiration.
Yes, it’s one of those posts where I tell you how yummy a dish was but that because I made it so long ago and didn’t record all the details, I can’t help you recreate it.
I’ll tell you what I do know, though:

Browned ground beef, pork, or turkey plus a bowl of bread down that has been left to rise
I know that it’s a basic bread dough in that bowl. And I’m pretty sure that’s either ground pork or beef, but I’m not entirely sure which. Either would’ve worked well in this dish, though.

Wilted lettuce recipe - Sautee for a few minutes and then dry off

I know this is where it all started – lettuce. I had a bunch leftover and didn’t want any salads. I had wilted spinach before to use in various dishes, so I went looking for the answer to if it was possible to wilt lettuce (it is) and recipes for it (like this one…but with an actual recipe instead of only guesses).

Cooked beef or pork rolls with wilted lettuce, onions, peppers, and seasonings all diced up in a bowl

I know I ate way too much of the filling while I was working with this. It was delicious! I used up some leftover peppers and onions in there, too.

Bread dough that has been flattened out with fingers and rollnig pin to be ready to be filled and rolled

I know this made a huge mess. I should have done two rolls probably, but well, I didn’t.
Hindsight is 20-20, right? Or in this case, more like 20-300 because I can’t remember much of anything. :P

Filling for dinner rolls laid out on thin bread dough

I know that I was nervous about rolling this up. The bread dough stretched pretty thin and the filling wasn’t exactly dry.

Help! My bread dough and cinnamon rolls tore in the middle. How can I save it?
I know that I was right to be a little nervous. The above picture proves that it was easy to tear.

I know I also corrected this by making it my first cut so that none of the pieces ended up with any actual holes in them.

Beef or pork rolls with wilted lettuce, onions, peppers, and then sliced into rolls for dinner

I know that I thought they looked really cool once cut.

How many pictures should I take of the exact same dish?  Filling falling out of rolls

Slice these with dental floss? It would probably fall apart even more because the filling wouldn't be cut at all.

I know that I took way too many pictures of them because of that, too. They just looked so cool! They actually looked a lot better than the pictures I managed to take, too. Typical.

It makes 12 rolls/slices but the last couple are more like 'old maids' because they aren't real rolls

I know this “recipe” made roughly 10 beef rolls…and two “old maids” that I ate as soon as they came out of the oven.

The best of the cooked Cooked beef or pork rolls with wilted lettuce, onions, peppers, and then sliced into rolls for dinner
I know I was only slightly disappointed when these came out of the oven looking way uglier than they did when they went in.

Cooked beef or pork rolls with wilted lettuce, onions, peppers, and then sliced into rolls for dinner
I know it was only “slightly” because I can still remember the smell as they came out of the oven, even though it was over 2 years ago when I made them. So good.

Yay, cooked beef rolls or stirfry rolls with wilted lettuce and fillings 
And last but not least, I know that even though I don’t know the exact ingredients or ratios, that this is the kind of dish that you can make using whatever you have leftover in the fridge. I would use up stir-fry leftovers especially because the onions and peppers would already be prepared and wouldn’t lose too much by being cooked more.

Vegetabrella – Why should umbrellas be boring?

lettuce, produce, products | March 9, 2013 | By


The VEGETABRELLA is a compact umbrella that looks like a head of romaine lettuce when wrapped up. When you open it, it becomes a normal umbrella and in summer its UV filter also protects from the sun. It is delivered with a small umbrella bag in the same "salad" design and is delivered in a box that resembles salad cartons for wholesale.

Unfortunately, it’s from Tokyo, so for an American, it’s not exactly cheap to get access to.

I’m a little disappointed by how it looks when it’s opened, too. The closed ‘umbrella looks just like lettuce, no doubt, but when you open it, it just looks like a green umbrella that’s incredible wrinkly.


Can you iron an umbrella? I’m not a big fan of ironing, but even I would be tempted to pull one out to straighten this up. Then I’d be probably be upset again when I folded it up and it now looked like a plain umbrella instead of like lettuce. Woe is me….what problems I have with quirky products, eh? :P