{grabbing greens} Wimberley Lettuce Wrap

Wimberley is truly a little piece of heaven. If you do not know where Wimberley is it is in the heart of the Texas Hill Country on the flowing Blanco River. It is a little hidden gem. Not only is it an artsy little community where Artisan's make their dreams come true, but it has wonderful food, and one day we will live on a little piece of land and build new dreams. One day.

Bruce Collie calls Wimberley home with his beautiful wife and 13 children. Bruce has made a huge impact on our 9 year old son. Our son now wants to have 11 children! I sort of worry about him finding a wife(not really). We met Bruce, his wife, and their bundle of children at the local flea market about 4 years ago when we were seriously contemplating turning it all in and moving to Wimberley for a simple life. They were so nice, sharing their stories and homeschooling experiences. If we had moved there we would have looked forward to getting to know the Collie family better. Their kids were all so well mannered and well rounded and a pure inspiration.

Did I mention Bruce Collie won "two" NFL Superbowl's in the 80's & 90's playing for the San Francisco 49ers. When we recently made it back to Wimberley for an escape from city life something brought us back to Bruce and his wonderful family after all these years...and it was their gluten free pizza. Bruce opened an amazing pizza place in town called Brewster's. He brews his own beer and makes his pizza dough from scratch. He is a true cook. Unfortunately, he was out of his gluten free pizza dough made of pinto beans which I can not wait to go back and try! But he made me an amazing lettuce wrap that I now have cravings for. I still haven't figured out exactly what is in it but here is my adaption to Bruce Collie's amazing gluten free Lettuce Wrap.
Wimberley Lettuce Wrap
by amy twomey adapted from brewsters
romaine lettuce
fresh spinach
sun dried tomatoes
olive oil
lemon juice
salt + pepper
mozzarella cheese
tomato sauce
Lay the romaine lettuce flat on a plate. Coat with tomato sauce and add a layer of melted mozzarella cheese. I put mozzarella on a sheet of tin foil and place in the oven until melted and transfer into the wrap. In a separate bowl mix 1/2 c. olive oil, 2 T. lemon juice, 2 cloves of chopped garlic, salt & pepper to taste and 1 t. oregano. Set mix aside. Add handfuls of fresh spinach leaves over cheese adding the sun dried tomatoes and add the dressing mixture. Wrap it all up, take a bite and you feel like you haven't missed out on the pizza one bit. Delicious. Totally worth a trip to Brewster's! Next time we visit Bruce said they will be offering a new gluten free beer! Did I mention what a true inspiration Bruce and his family have been for us? They are the real deal.
*oh and thank you Bruce for letting our older kiddos try on your super-bowl ring! I think we heard about that for a week after we got home (they have told ALL of their friends). Huge highlight for them. Thought I'd say an extra thanks!
**Be sure to check out page 44 of The Advocate this month too. What a fun surprise, had not idea they were writing a little blurb about me in their magazine.


**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

such a lovely post to read first thing in the morning...it's great to have friends your kids look up to and admire...and want to be. Goals,goals,goals...never too big or unimaginable...let them dream...because we all have dreams!
Looks like such a precious spot.
wishing your dreams come true Amy!
Lovely pics, your kids are adorable(cute one of you and your hubbie) and thanks for sharing the salad with us.

Cheryl Wilson - O'Pry said...

I love Wimberley. My family goes there every summer and stays at the university camp. It's a great place!!

Shari Lidji said...

hi amy, i really enjoyed this post! so many great people in wimberley, including my college roomie who is a high school science teacher there. you have a beautiful family!

PS~Erin said...

I love these pictures!

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