California Chicken Wrap and Chipotle Lime Potato Salad

Today, strangely enough, is National Brandied Fruit Day. Brandied Fruit was made popular during the Victorian Era. People discovered that if you soaked fresh fruit in brandy, it preserved the flavor of fruit while creating a dessert topping for adults.

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Pack Lite and Walk in The Park

Today is National Walk in the Park Day. This day was created to encourage us all to get out, stretch our legs and breath in the fresh air. The day has a whole new meaning in light of current world events. Sadly, not everyone can take advantage of a day outdoors.

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Hot Salsa Chicken Burrito Wraps

Recently I mentioned our prior life – one with travel to far away places. Every now and again, when I think Mexican Foods I think of Cozumel. I remember walking through the streets of Cozumel with Hubby and Kiddo, taking in the sights and sounds and smells of this seaside town.

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Spicy Buffalo Garden Chicken Wraps

So you’ve had a long week at work, and dinner has become something you grab on the run. The thought of yet another paper-wrapped burger tossed out a drive-thru window, only to be hastily wolfed down while multi-tasking at your desk just isn’t cutting it anymore.  Just when you’ve reached to point of total melt-down, the unexpected happens. Projects are complete. There is light suddenly piercing a long dark tunnel. What’s that? You get to go home? Dinner at home? Wonderful! Only one problem – nothing is thawed, nothing simmering in the crock pot – nothing!! You were prepared to suffer through yet another night of fast food drama, but not prepared to cook a real meal. You need something packed with flavor, something quick (after all, you are beat) and easy to prepare. How ’bout a spicy buffalo wrap with a garden salad? Yeah, that will hit the spot.

I like Foster Farms Buffalo Chicken.  It’s VERY spicy – just the way we like it. You can use the bites or strips for this recipe. It’s a complete meal inside the wrap – perfect for on-the-go or just kicking back after a long day. If you use giant flour tortillas, the wraps are so huge, there’s no need to make anything else. One wrap will fill a grown man.

Just a quick back story. Last year I made a bake chicken recipe and served it with a new salad recipe. There was salad left over, so we put it in the fridge for another day. The next afternoon my grandson and I were looking for something quick and easy for lunch. He remembered we had some buffalo chicken in the freezer. We also had tortillas and that left-over salad from the night before. So we combined them and had a wonderful lunch.  A few weeks later, I made it again for dinner to get hubby’s take on the Spicy Buffalo Chicken and Garden Salad Wraps.  He loved them. So these days, we keep the ingredients on hand for nights when cooking a real meal isn’t an option. It’s one thing to plan ahead when you have some inkling as to when you’ll get home. It’s another when you know you’ll be home sometime between six and midnight. These wraps are perfect – full of flavor, easy to make and the ingredients are usually on-hand.

Spicy Buffalo Chicken and Garden Salad Wraps
Garden Salad
5 Red lettuce leaves, torn into pieces
2 Roma Tomatoes, chopped
1/2 Cucumber, sliced
1/2 Red Onion, sliced
1/4 Cup Parsley, chopped
1/2 Tablespoon Salt
1 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
1/2 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1/2 Cup Sour Cream

Toss the romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, onion, and parsley together in a large bowl; season with salt.

Drizzle the lemon juice and olive oil over the salad; stir.

Add the sour cream and mix until evenly coated.  Chill until ready to use.

Spicy Buffalo Chicken Wraps
1 package Buffalo Chicken Strips
4 Tortilla Wraps (see notes)

Heat oven and bake chicken strips according to package. While chicken is baking, warm tortillas.

To assemble: Lay tortilla flat. Place chicken strips on tortilla, close to one side but not fully on edge.

Top with Garden Salad. Fold tortilla over filling, tuck in ends and roll tight.

Note: Flavored wraps such as Rosemary work well. This can be made with plain flour tortillas, whole wheat tortillas or carb-friendly wraps. It’s all delicious.

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