Ever since L was born, life has been – a whirlwind – relentless in its pace.
And so, we absolutely love easy peasy recipes around here.
And since we all know how much I like to share, I’m sharing one of my fave easy peasy recipes passed on from my wonderful Mother-in-law. [Who is hanging out in Great Britain right now. Um, so super jealous!]
Here’s something she likes to do with leftover chicken. My awesome hubby put chicken and sweet potatoes and carrots in the crock pot yesterday [while we were making the crazy long trek home from the lake] to make life a little easier. I highly recommend the crock pot approach for this recipe – or [like I said] if you have chicken leftover from another meal.
Anyway – let’s get to it. Here’s the recipe for my MIL’s famous chicken wraps.
Coleslaw or [like we used tonight] lettuce from your garden
Barbecue sauce [I basically exclusively use Sweet Baby Ray’s, but you can use whatever
inferior other brand you prefer.]
Soft Shell Tortillas
1.) Heat up chicken, add lettuce/coleslaw, carrots, barbecue sauce, and whatever other veggies you might want to add in.
2.) Warm up tortillas. [Well, this is an optional step I suppose, but I highly recommend it. 🙂 ]
3.) Put chicken mixture and cheese on tortilla.
See? Super easy!! And very delicious!
[Sorry, I forgot to take a picture of it.]
Speaking of the whirlwind of our lives….
Our power was out for 3 days last week [which is nothing compared to some people whose power is still out from that same storm!] So we stayed in the model apartment at the place where C works. It was so wonderful of them to let us stay there for a few nights so that we had air conditioning and a place to cook! V kept telling us that it was a “nice, comfy bed.” I said she’d been spending too much time talking to Nana [whose favorite descriptor is nice.]
We got power back late Sunday night, so we didn’t head back home until Monday after naps. Then Tuesday, C took the girls and I down to Nana and Papaw’s house so that we could leave for the lake the next day [we borrowed my dad’s car – it was very generous of them to let us use it!]
Wednesday we drove to Tennessee with my dear friend Audrey [whose name V was pretty impressive at saying – it’s not an easy name! 🙂 ] She drove, I kept the babies happy. It took us about 7 hours. Didn’t make for much a celebration on the Fourth of July, but that’s ok. I’m hoping to catch some fireworks next weekend at Three Rivers Festival.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday we hung out on the lake and had a blast.
My favorite moment happened when we went to The Dixie for dinner and bluegrass Friday night. The waitress brought out a plate full of catfish and looked around the table to ask whose it was. She simply held up the plate and said, “Catfish?” To which V replied, “Poor Nemo!” And then went on with her business. That girl cracks me up!
This one too.
I love being at the lake. It’s always been a peaceful sanctuary for me – a place where I can always count on seeing and feeling the presence of the Lord. There’s something about being in the middle of that beautiful creation that just draws me into His presence. Laying in the cool, clear water, soaking in the warm sun, gazing around at the beautiful green trees and rolling hills – I feel myself breathe more deeply, more easily. It’s probably my favorite place on earth.
We made the long haul home yesterday – it took us around 9 and a half hours. Ugh! But we made it! Nana rode home with us which made my life much easier. She drove, I kept the babies happy. The best part of the drive home was knowing I was going to get to see C at the end of it. As much as I love the lake, being away from him is pretty miserable. But seeing as he was on call all weekend and was called out 6 different times to fix AC units, we wouldn’t have gotten to see him much anyway.
So there you have it, the craziness of our lives over the past couple of weeks.
Did you lose power from the storm? How did you spend your 4th of July?