Stuffed Dates in Lettuce Wraps

Count on 2 -3 dates person as hors d'oeuvres

My sister-in-law, Kathy (Katie) Deamer, is an innovative and adventurous cook.  She follows her own muse in creating new and unique dishes.  In celebration of my 59th birthday, she created this recipe for dates stuffed with chicken livers wrapped with strips of lettuce.  The sweetness of the dates is thrice offset -- first by the succulence of the chicken liver, then by a tangy mustard sauce and then by the crispiness of the lettuce wrap.


Good quality pitted dates (2-3 per person)
1/4 - 1/2 lb. whole chicken livers, separated into halves
Several large leaves of Boston/Bibb lettuce
1 TBS Coleman's dry mustard, moistened with enough water to make a spreadable paste