Thursday, June 18, 2009

It's a wrap

This week at our church is vacation Bible school. A lady from our class called and asked if Jim or I would teach and I told her that I am sorry but we both realized a long time ago that working with children is definitely not where God is calling us to serve, that we are just not children people. She stammered and said "No one has ever been that honest with me before."

I have been feeling guilty because thus far I have not really served much in this church.

On Sunday a different lady said that she was needing food for the workers while they are on break. Yay-- right up my alley. Tuesday I took 4 dozen cookies and a coconut pound cake. The problem with taking a cake is that you can not snitch some for yourself. I need to make another one of those-- the smell is wonderful.

Today I took 6 dozen wraps. What fun they are to make. So girlie. And bonus--- easy to snitch one for your own lunch! As usual I did not taste test them until well after they were delivered. I made two different kinds:

Grilled chicken and artichoke

flour tortilla
chicken breast strips grilled in olive oil, lightly floured (salt pepper to taste)
cream cheese
sweet onion grilled in olive oil
artichoke hearts
1 can rinsed, pressed dry and chopped
chopped Romaine leaves

cut chicken in to thin strips then assemble ingredients on flour tortilla, roll into tube now roll into a piece of parchment paper. Secure with toothpicks one on each end, cut in half on an angle and viola!

Chicken Bacon Avocados

flour tortilla
chicken breast strips grilled in olive oil, lightly floured (salt pepper to taste)
ranch dressing (made from sour cream-- it is thicker than from a jar)
cooked bacon cut into1/2 inch strips
Swiss cheese cut into 1/2 inch strips
avocado cut into 1/2 inch strips
shredded Romaine lettuce
assemble as described above

Now that I have eaten them for my lunch I can tell you that I liked the avocado wrap better. The artichoke was good but not flavorful enough . Maybe the cream cheese needed some spice mixed in. Or maybe I needed to leave out the Romaine and add more artichoke.

I will try again someday. For now I need to clean up my kitchen. Blech!!!


  1. LOL, you do have the spiritual gift of forthrightness. You could call it bluntness, but forthrightness sounds more holy. :) Glad you found another way to contribute. You're right, making the snacks is a perfect way to contribute, which is why you should BE A CATERER, but I digress.

    Your wraps sound tasty. Since I'm not a bacon eater, the first one sounds good to me. What could you add to the cream cheese? Hmmm. Did you just make the ranch with a packet and a tub of sour cream? Did you know that ranch dip is the key to Cody's heart? He LOVES it, especially with Fritos. But once he starts, he doesn't stop until he's out of either dip or chip. So a couple of weeks ago I tried to make it healthier - mixed the ranch packet with pureed cottage cheese (and a bit of milk to de-thicken it) and guess what - it worked! So now I figure at least he's getting some protein with his Fritos. :)

  2. I will have to try out the recipes that you posted. He, send me some more!!!! Loved seeing you yesterday at Wally World. Guess what Bryan found in the baby's bathtub-the one I bought yesterday? The little thief I told you about--yes the raccoon was washing his hands in it along with his back feet!!!

  3. Lovely recipes! Have saved them in my favorites folder. Thank you!

  4. We wanted to swing by and say thank you for leaving such a sweet comment on our blog. We're sending a big, virtual bear hug you're way today! :-)

    Layla and Kevin