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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Chicken, Bacon & Ranch Flautas

I'd be lying if I told you I had this perfectly good, dreamed about, planned blog post for these flautas.  Wrong.  They simply came out of necessity to feed the kids in a nano-second with what I had on hand.

Which was: flour tortillas, leftover shredded chicken, salsa, crumbled bacon, ranch dressing and cheese.  I threw it all together with the hopes that someone in our house deemed it edible and I could move on from serving lunch to thinking about dinner.

{Side note: do all other moms out there constantly have "the next meal" floating around in their brains?  As soon as one meal is finished, another one has to be prepared.}

Guess what?  For no planning and less than stellar expectations, these turned out really, really good.  We dipped them in my homemade ranch dressing and called it good.

Sometimes you just have make simple, easy, non-frilly lunches and move on with your day, you know?  Trust me, the kids won't know the difference.  Nor care.

Chicken, Bacon & Ranch Flautas
8 flour tortillas
2 c. cooked, shredded chicken
1/2 c. salsa
2 strips, crumbled cooked bacon
1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 c. ranch dressing

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  In a bowl combine chicken, salsa, bacon, cheese and ranch dressing.  Lay out tortillas and spread two spoonfuls of chicken mixture down the tortilla and roll up.  Place on a baking sheet, seam side down.

Bake for 15 minutes or until crispy and golden brown.

If tortillas start to unroll, place another baking sheet on top of them to weigh it down.

So I got a call from daycare today saying the Little Miss was running a fever and not acting herself....so her and I have to stay home tomorrow as the husband is gone all week for work.  I will need to entertain her and try and get some work done.  Ha!

It's at times like these where I wish we lived closer to family {our closest, are 1.5 hrs away}, so we never have the option to just pick up the phone and call our parents, siblings, etc. for help with the kids when we need it.  It just isn't an option.

So, here's to sick kids and thrown together meals!

Would you like to comment?

  1. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)April 9, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    Oh no, I hope she is feeling better soon!

  2. I hope your daughter gets well soon. Have you ever thought about meal planning? I have two kids about your age, and I have found that planning out the week, or even month, helps out tremendously. I sometimes don't stick to it 100% and mid way through the week I may switch around meals.

  3. Ally's Sweet & Savory EatsApril 10, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    Hi! Yes, I do meal plan all our dinners. Our lunches are usually leftovers, sandwiches or things thrown together like this on the days I am home with the kids. I do mine one for one week at a time. Doesn't it help so much?

  4. Ally's Sweet & Savory EatsApril 10, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    Thanks Jolene! You know, she is just running a low grade fever which prevents her from going to daycare....but she is acting her normal, rambunctious self!

  5. Aww hope she feels better soon!

  6. Steph@Been There Baked ThatApril 10, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    These look delicious and something we would love! I won't lie, I wish I had something like this right about now ha ha!