Monday, August 27, 2012

Autumn Cheque....

Oh, today dawned with glorious Autumn in the air...  snappy, misty...  brown leaves!  Wait, it's only August...  We in the Midwest wait to learn exactly how Mother Nature plans to play with our seasons...  Each one seems on a fast past to enter and whoosh away in record time.  Our spring began in late February, summer well underway in April.  The old timers (Shut up,  I know I'm one of those now, but I refuse to believe it) prophesy a long, hard, cold winter snap coming early and staying late.

My young students believe in the Farmer's Almanac because it rarely misses a big snow.  I rely on my Family Curse Knees to forecast a Noreaster and a bad snap...

Clearly we are ready for a change.  My sweet little Air Force Wife recent graduate currently weathers a huge Typhoon in Okinawa, and a dear friend in Florida has gathered provisions in case Isaac comes her way.  We had a quarter in of rain on Saturday!  It felt like a deluge and everyone around us was simply in awe...  Water comes from the sky?  Who'd a thunk it?  How long we have waited....

Yesterday I tried a yummy chicken wrap for my family.  The marinade was amazing..  I want to make it again and use the chicken in stir fry or pannini.

Sweet and Savory Chicken Wraps
Adjust the amount made to fit the number of chicken breasts.  I cooked four, but I butterflied them, so it was more like 8.

1/2 c. oil
1/2 c.  soy sauce
1/3 c. peanut butter
3 T. steak seasoning like SeasonAll or any salt-pepper combination
2 -3 shakes hot sauce

I put all that in a big zip lock bag and then scrunched in my chicken breasts.  I let them marinate in this in the refrigerator about 90 minutes.

Julienne a red or yellow pepper and marinate in a mixture of half honey and half cider vinegar.

Grill chicken breasts and allow to rest ten minutes before slicing thin.

Assemble Wraps in following order:

Layer of Sweet and Sour Sauce
1 1/2 slices Provolone Cheese
Drained, marinated Vegetables
2-3 t. Chow mein vegetables from a can, drained

Roll up and slice in half.  Secure with a toothpick.



Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

Hi Gayla...just stopping in to say HI and hope you have a great week!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Hey, Gayla! Just checking in with you. I hope you get to enjoy the nice weather y'all are having! The recipe looks great!