Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Dinner for New Parents - Chicken & Rice Wraps

Last Friday, we volunteered to bring a meal to a couple from church who just had a new baby. It turned into quite the trip to South Minneapolis. Before we left we needed to pick up Patrick's car from an oil change. As we head out of the driveway it starts down pouring and by the time we get to the place it is hailing. So, we sit in the parking lot and watch Patrick's car get wailed by hail. Then finally after a few minutes the weather calmed down enough to get out of the car and pay for the oil change.

After that experience I was ready to just stay home and not go anywhere, but we said we would bring dinner, so begins our adventure. It was raining pretty hard all the way there, but it was bearable. We finally arrived in safely and delivered the chicken and rice wraps, chips and salsa. Here is the recipe for the chicken and rice wraps. These were really easy to make and hopefully it is something they can easily heat up when they are hungry.

Chicken & Rice Wraps

Chicken Rice Wraps

2 cups dry rice, cooked as directed on package (we used Chipotle Rice)
1 lb. chicken, cooked and shredded
2 cups medium salsa
1 pkg. Taco seasoning mix
8 large flour tortillas

In a large bowl, combine chicken, salsa and seasonings and cooked rice. Spoon mixture into center of tortillas and wrap.

To FREEZE: Simply wrap each folded tortilla in tin foil and place in 1 gallon freezer bag. To reheat, unwrap and microwave for about 2 minutes, flipping once.

Source: It's All Happening

Meal for New Parents

While we were there it was raining really hard and by the time we left most of the streets were flooded. Don't worry we made it through those streets just fine. After the hail experience we decided to take the Buick and not risk more hail damage to Patrick's car. And the Buick powered through all that water like a champ.

After all the flooded streets we thought we would be in the clear once we got to the freeway. That was not the case. As we are entering the freeway people are driving up the entrance ramp. From where we were we had no idea why people were turning around, but if other people were driving up the ramp we weren't going to be stuck down there by ourselves. So, after making a seventeen point turn with the Buick we were going up the entrance ramp along with everyone else.

We stopped at a pedestrian bridge on our way home and finally understood why everyone was driving up the entrance ramp. We watched a couple people push their cars out and a semi trailer plow right through the waist deep water. And then we headed out on another adventure to pick up our pizza. We had to take an alternate route to get there because 169 was flooded as well. We got our pizza without any hassles and finally headed home for the night.

Here is a picture from the pedestrian bridge. It's not that good of a picture, but you can kind of tell how high the water is.

35W Flood

1 comment:

Erin said...

Hey - I am sure these new parents appreciated this! I know we loved these wraps - they were super easy to grab and eat one handed :) I love your blog - we do the Driftless CSA too, so I'm looking forward to seeing how you use your boxes as well!