Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Lunch and Dinner On the Run

We had to spend yesterday in the city (11am to 10pm), and I am feeling Rather Clever in a Pooh-ish Way about how I fed everyone lunch and dinner without going to restaurants. So I have to crow a bit. Please bear with me as I share our ordinary bag lunch and oh-so-ingenious dinner:


Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on sourdough
Apples and Bananas
Goldfish crackers
Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies


Mexi-Ranch wrap sandwiches (recipe below)
Carrot sticks and cucumber rounds

We also had chocolate to snack on in between times, which I realize isn't all that healthy, but my dad had given us gifts of chocolate for his birthday (Happy Two Days After Your Birthday, Dad!) and we thought it would beguile the weary hours. Which it did. I love chocolate. Mine was Ghirardelli dark chocolate with mint. Refreshing.

Anyway, here is the recipe for the wraps, which in reality was the Only Clever Thing on the menu, but I did think it worked so nicely:

Mexi-Ranch Wrap Sandwiches

12 fajita sized flour tortillas
3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
olive oil
garlic powder
onion powder
ranch dressing

I eyeballed most of what I added, so I can't give you exact amounts. I heated the olive oil in a skillet and added the seasonings, except cilantro, to the chicken breasts, then cooked them in the skillet until done (around 5 to 7 minutes each side). While they were cooking, I spread ranch dressing onto each tortilla (I wanted to spread sour cream, but didn't have enough). After the chicken was finished, I sprinkled it with chopped cilantro, then cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces, placed a bit into each tortilla, and wrapped them up. (I wanted to add cheese, too, but we were out.) I used cling-wrap to package each sandwich, and placed them, six to a bag, into freezer bags. (This was just in case our ice bags in the ice chest leaked. I didn't want soggy sandwiches!) I placed the freezer bags into the ice chest, and we were set! Yum. The only thing that could have improved them would have been to have eaten them warm, as yesterday was a cold and wet day and we ended up eating our meals in the van.

1 comment:

Sam said...

Brilliantly executed my Dear! I could not have done it any more cleverly myself. Thanks for sharing this and all of your excapades. Great blog, Love, Keri (a.k.a. Sam)