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
sun dried tomatoes
salt + pepper
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.