August 6, 2016

Monthly Mystery Munchies #16 with Gen

Goodness me! I almost forgot to post this today as I got caught up with the kids, preparing and baking for Spud’s birthday tomorrow. So without further ado…

This month we took a step back with something a little less complicated as suggested by my blog buddy, Gen from the other side of the world:Wraps with meat and a dressing/sauce. 

While Gen mulled over if it was ‘too easy’ and that it would not be challenging enough since we have been pushing our boundaries with our crazy Monthly Mystery Munchies, I thought that it was a great idea to work on something simple. One just cannot go wrong with wraps!

Besides, Gen has not been well of late with her worsening rheumatoid arthritis. You’d think that she would take a break from this month’s challenge, wouldn’t you? She could have easily postponed this (and not that I would mind at all!)… I mean, she’s in pain and I cannot imagine how horrid it would be for her.

But noooo, this woman trudges on! I am amazed at how far she pushed herself to still do the challenge. Her dedication is admirable and one of the reasons I love her. 

We both had done this challenge with left-overs and whatever we can get hold of, then threw everything together to make something. The only difference is that Gen has the luxury of picking out her ingredients, fresh, from her garden where she grows her own herbs. How wonderful is that! Obviously, I’m jealous…:p

 Look at this “herby, fully loaded wraps”  which Gen created:

Chicken wraps 1
Credit: Gen @ Eat, Play, Clove

I kind of threw everything in my fridge into this meal: chicken, butternut, mushrooms, red onion, garlic and then some more garlic, mustard, coriander, Italian parsley, basil, honey, lemon, sour cream… errthang went in. I’m a sucker for fresh herbs. I try to use them as often as possible. There’s just something really cool about cooking stuff and throwing it in a wrap. Love it. I have basil, parsley, limes and lemons in my garden. Picking it makes me feel like I’m on a farm, all organic and fresh. Then I hear hooters and dogs barking, and I remember that nope, I actually live in a city. Still, it’s wonderful to use what I have in the garden. I’d really like a bacon tree. That would be ideal. Strangely, I can’t find any.

It may be just “threw everything into this meal”, but she’s got her protein and all things healthy covered. I had to laugh about her bacon tree!

As Gen rightfully said it, a little less conversation, a little more food action! (I love how she worded that!) So… here we go… all wrapped up for this month!

Do pop over to her blog and check out her Herby, Fully Loaded Chicken Wraps with Zesty Sour Cream recipe if you haven’t already. And let’s all send some healing dust over to her while we are all at it, shall we! 🙂

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  1. Gen

    Thank you so much my dearest Ann! Cooking is a great distraction from dem aching bones! Thank you for your extreme patience this month, I truly appreciate it my friend. I so look forward to our MMM every month. Hope you’re having a good weekend! XOXO

    • You are most and more than welcome, Gen! Having kids taught me patience…LOL. Look out your Tweeter inbox if you haven’t already. Next month’s ready! 😀 **muaackks*


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