9.07.2009

Murphy's Law and a Tuscan Chicken Wrap

I am a true believer in Murphy's Law, even though I don't know just who the heck he/she is. Tomorrow is the first day of school for my two kiddos and I am doing my best to get them to bed at a reasonable hour so that they wake up refreshed and ready to take on the world (or at least the 2nd and 7th grades!).

So, I get them both tucked in and cozy and I'm sitting down to get this post done when my son calls me into his room to tell me he just can't sleep. I rub his arm lovingly and realize that he is still covered with soap from his bath. ACK! Back to the bathtub we go... Meanwhile my daughter has discovered what she believes is a tarantula sized spider on her wall and has run into the living room for safety and is now contentedly watching Unwrapped Doughnut addition on Food Network.

I get the boy rinsed and dried and back into bed (shivering all the way) and proceed to my daughter's room, armed with a flip flop. I don't see the hairy intruder on the wall (but I can feel his presence) so I begin tossing stuffed animals off the bed, ever so carefully. Finally, I spy him, he is staring at me with all of his 800 microscopic eyes, he's trying to lie still and pretend he's dead, but he can't fool me. SMACK! I smash him four or five times, fling him to the floor and step on him, grab a tissue, pick him up and flush him down the toilet. I'm 99% sure he was dead.

Next, I tear my daughter's bed apart, clean out the garbage from underneath, take out dirty clothes, shoe boxes and a container of stuffed animals, all in an attempt to rid the room of any spider brothers or sisters.

Whew! At least another 30 minutes has passed and we are once again tucked into bed. -Except for me. I still need to finish this post!


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I went with a wrap for dinner. Hard to believe, right?!

Here's what ya need to make this one. Ready? Okay. Away we go!

For the chicken:
  • 3-4 lb chicken boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 cups water or chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried crushed rosemary
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tsp dried minced onion
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • cracked pepper to taste
  • 1 14.5 oz can of Cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
Place all ingredients into a crock pot and cook on low for 4 to 5 hours. Add the beans and cook for another 30 minutes. Remove chicken and beans from crock with a slotted spoon and discard cooking liquid.

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You will also need:
  • Zippy Mayo
  • wild salad green mix
  • thick tomato slices
  • 4-5 large flour tortillas
For the Zippy Mayo I used:
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 tsp fresh basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried crushed rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp dried tarragon
  • 1 clove minced garlic
You can make the mayo ahead of time and place into the fridge to let the flavors do their dance.

Spread 1 (or more) tbsp of the zippy mayo on a warm tortilla, add a generous spoonful of chicken and beans, lettuce, and tomato. Wrap it up tight. Chow down.

Print me!

This wrap rocks! You should give it a try.

Thanks for stopping my way! Have a most splendid week!

44 comments:

Jenn said...

I was watching that very same Unwrapped episode. hehe...

I think I'm gong to make myself some wraps tomorrow. ;-D

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh gosh ... epic.

The wrap looks really yummy! I will give it a go.
xoxo

HoneyB said...

Good luck to your children as they head back to school!

The wrap looks yummy!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

How in the world did you find time for dinner after that. Cute post and I enjoyed it very much.
Sam

Palidor said...

Hahaha, your kids are so cute. And so are you! That's how I kill spiders too. Don't you hate how after you kill a spider, it feels like its "ghost" lingers?? Ew.

The wraps look good! I have a bad habit of overstuffing mine, so that all the filling falls out.

girlichef said...

LOL...I know the feeling...I've had many a night/day just like this. But you finished with a delicious post :) Hope the kiddos have a great first day of school!

doggybloggy said...

you are the wrap miester! school starts for my sixth grader tomorrow - 09-09-09...

TheKitchenWitch said...

I'm giggling at the "99% sure he was dead" comment!

I also think Zippy Mayo sounds genius!

Angie's Recipes said...

I hope the kids didn't fall into the sleep during the class...
The wrap looks very yummy!

Angie's Recipes

5 Star Foodie said...

Oh, dear - a lot of activity before the first day of school! I sent my daughter off to kindergarten this morning! The wrap sounds fantastic! Love the beans there!

Randi Troxell said...

glad they finally got to sleep and that wrap looks delicious!!

♥peachkins♥ said...

There you go again with those yummy looking wraps that just calls me...
I would have to make one soon..

Cathy said...

Oh dear, a spider hunt! My grandson was sure there was a tarantula in our cabin when we went camping. What is it about spiders?

Mary said...

Bedtime at your house sounds very exciting :-). I really enjoyed your post today. That wrap looks fantastic.

Queen B. said...

oooooooooooo heavenly !

The Blonde Duck said...

I could eat wraps every day...

MelRoXx said...

That wrap thing is seriously drooling; can't wait to try it :)

Hope you have a great day!

xoxox

Lora said...

yum!

Kathy B! said...

I'm having this for dinner except I am omitting all ingredients except for the wine.

Anonymous said...

I can believe it.. What a nite.
How funny.
The wraps sound gooood!!!!!

Juliana said...

I do not like spiders...
The chicken wrap looks yummie...the funny thing is that I posted a shrimp wrap this week :-)

Cinnamon Girl aka Reeni♥ said...

Oh what a night! This wrap looks great! I'm loving that zippy mayo!

Faith said...

Aww, I hope the kids have a great first day back! You are really the queen of wraps...this looks so good and I love how you added cannellini beans!

teresa said...

lol, when it rains it pours! good luck with the new school year.

i love your wraps! i want to make this just to discover what zippy mayo tastes like, it looks divine!

The imPerfect Houswife said...

You are such a wrapping queen!!! One looks better than another. I ordered Pizza Hut and I think it wasn't nearly as good as your wrap ~ you're awesome. Have a great night! ♥

Kate said...

That was quite a circuitous route to get to bed. Isn't it funny how one thing leads to another and the whole room is cleaned before you can confidently walk out?

Yummy wrap!

Megan said...

All that and you still come up with a fabulous wrap! You're amazing!

Jamie said...

Love the story! Funny kids you have and things like this only happen when they HAVE to be in bed!

This chicken looks amazing! Mmmm I want this for lunch today.

Katy ~ said...

I go through the spider thing almost ever night with Ole Sweetie-Pi. he's usually the one dancing around with a rolled up paper or slipper because he sees creepy crawlies LOL

Wrap looks good!

Joanne said...

Sounds like quite a dramatic night for you guys...nothing like pre-school jitters to keep kids awake at night. I have to say I love that you sat your daughter down in front of the Food Network - classic foodie move.

The Tuscan chicken wrap looks great. Good use of the crockpot.

Chiara "Kika" Assi said...

I like that zippy mayo idea. I usually make my own mayo and I love to mix different flavors in it!

Sophie said...

What a delightful chicken wrap this is!!

MMMMMMMMMMMMMM,...

noble pig said...

I changed bed times a week earlier and it was still hard! But they love their new school. This looks so, so good.

Pam said...

You are the official queen of wraps...and spider killer.

Hummingbird Appetite said...

That is hilarious! Way to get your kids to bed.

comfycook said...

The colors are stunning and I bet it is good to eat. Great combination.

Stacy Dean said...

okay, this looks amazing! But alas, I am forced to be a vegan from lactose issues! Do you have any recipes for vegan peeps out there? I tried to search your blog but maybe I'm looking in the wrong places?! THanks!

Megan said...

Love the story! I'm a firm believer in Murphy's Law, but I'm pretty sure Murphy is a dude. What chick would have such a law??? ;)

Slices of Beauty... said...

Always yes to a chicken wrap!
Yummy.

Bellini Valli said...

I just love wraps!!!

Phoo-D said...

Oh that is too funny! We share the same approach to spiders, whack them until they are two dimensional then flush! The wraps look delicious.

nora@ffr said...

yummm!!! nething with chicken?? then m in... love love this one!!

the epicurean's market said...

yum! I've never really been into the whole wrap thing, but lately, I've been loving them. I had a spicy caesar salad wrap for lunch yesterday -- super yummy!:) ~Mina

Suzi said...

I think this is something my hubby can actually handle!

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