Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Summer Lunch Program >> Chicken & Rice Chipotle Burritos

Summer Lunch Program

a semi-sporadic series
fun lunchtime recipes

Just In Time For Summer Vacation

Chicken & Rice Chipotle Burritos
1  family-pack  Chicken Thighs (about 8-10)
Seasoned Salt
Black Pepper
1  Cup  Rice
2  Cups  Water
1  Cup  Fresh Salsa (not canned)
1-2  Tablespoons  Chipotle Chili en Adobo puree
2  14-oz.  Pinto Beans, drained and rinsed
1/3  Cup  Chopped Fresh Cilantro, optional
40  8-inch  Flour Tortillas
2  Cups  Mexican Cheese Blend, approximately
1  Cup  Sour Cream, approximately

Sprinkle Chicken Thighs with Seasoned Salt and Black Pepper, roast skin side up on a rimmed baking sheet at 350* for 35 minutes Cool, remove skin, fat, and bones and chop meat into bite-sized pieces.

While the Chicken is cooking, bring Rice and Water to a boil in a medium saucepan, reduce heat to low and cover; cook 20 minutes.

In a large skillet, combine the cooked Rice, Fresh Salsa, Chipotle puree, Pinto Beans, and Cilantro; cook over medium-high heat until most of the Salsa juice is absorbed into Rice.  Stir in Chicken.

Spread each Tortilla with Sour Cream; top with 1/4- to 1/3-Cup Chicken-Rice mixture and Mexican Cheese.  Fold up Burritos, wrap in foil and freeze.  Makes about 40 Burritos.

To Serve:  Let thaw in lunchbox for a Little One's lunch, heat in microwave for about 1-1/2 minutes for a quick lunch, or thaw, place on rimmed baking sheet and bake at 350* for 15-18 minutes for an emergency supper.

" all diligence,
add to your faith virtue;
and to virtue, knowledge;

And to knowledge, self-control;
and to self-control, patience;
and to patience, godliness;

And to godliness, brotherly kindness;
and to brotherly kindness, love.

    For if these things be in you,
and abound,
they make you that ye
shall neither be barren nor unfruitful
in the knowledge of
our Lord Jesus Christ."        
  II Peter 1: 5-8


I think it's wishful thinking for Summer Vacation which has prompted this post.  The children are getting tired of Quick & Easy Sandwiches for the Freezer, and I'm getting weary of the getting-to-the-end-of-the-year school projects and homework. 

Which is all translating to a trying to cram knowledge into young heads, a serious lack of patience on my part and a lack of brotherly love on the children's parts.

Which means that love hasn't been abounding like it should.
Which is scary!

Which means a continual plea to the Savior for forgiveness and wisdom.
Which brings cleansing, rest, and peace:

 "Come unto me,
all ye that labor and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me;
for I am meek and lowly in heart,
and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
For my yoke is easy,
and my burden is light."
Matthew 11: 28-30 

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