As I sat down to write this post, I could think of nothing exciting to say about these Easy Chicken Burritos. Therefore, I have decided to see if I can win “The Most Boring Blog Post Ever Award”. Most of this post has nothing to do with burritos, but really, there’s only so much a person can say about burritos. See look – there they sit:
Here is my very boring post:
Today I cleaned my ceiling fans and dust bunnies fell down onto the math books below. It was gross. When I got the mail this morning, most of it was junk mail so I put it directly into the recycling. We can’t find Malachi’s left tennis shoe. Today I’m wearing a brown shirt. I have a lot of brown shirts. I like brown.
I gouged my thumb on a kitchen cabinet yesterday. It hurts. Today I bonked it again. That hurt worse. The weather today is nice. Tomorrow it might get cooler. I need to pick green beans. And tomatoes.
I picked up our Azure Standard order today. We got a box of strawberries. They are good. Somehow we got strawberry juice on our kitchen floor tonight. I wiped it up.
I did four loads of laundry yesterday. They aren’t folded yet. Asa’s jeans are all too short. So are Elias’. So are Justus’. Kids grow fast.
We have crickets in our house. They are loud.
Here is a burrito recipe. These taste good. They are pretty much exactly like the Bean and Cheese Burritos and Beef and Cheese Burritos I’ve already written about, except that instead of using beans or beef, you use chicken.
(Told ya it was boring. Although that part about the weather was really pretty exciting. Except for not really.)
Easy Chicken Burritos
10 whole wheat tortillas (one batch homemade)
2 cups cooked chicken
1 cup shredded cheese (I use white cheddar)
1 cup salsa
Sea salt and/or chili powder to taste
Chop cooked chicken into tiny pieces or run it through a food processor. Stir together shredded chicken, cheese, salsa and spices. Spoon mixture into a warm, soft tortilla. Wrap and serve.
We like freezing these burritos, then rewarming them for quick lunches. To rewarm: Place desired number of burritos on a baking stone or cookie sheet. Heat in a 350° oven for about 15 minutes or until slightly brown, crispy and hot.
What’s the most boring thing you can think of to tell me right now? Or maybe the most exciting? (If your laundry is folded and put away, I don’t want to hear about it. Over-achievers.)
This post made me giggle!!
I have about 4 loads of laundry on my couch right now. :)
You are so funny! Even when you’re not ;-)
I’m not an overachiever when it comes to the laundry – it is sitting in a few baskets right now but my dinner dishes are washed!
A have a couch designated for laundry.
This was the funniest post I’ve read today and I’ve read quite a few. Sorry but my laundry all got folded and put away yesterday but then again my sons are grown and married so I have laundry for me and my husband and that’s it. Thanks for the exciting chicken burrito recipe. :D
heather mc says
Haha!! We did school today…and more school…and more school. froze some balsamic marinated chicken, cooked a real meal for the first(?) time since school started 2 weeks ago. My floors need swept after they are cleaned up(ha), I have 3 loads of laundry in my living room, my 3 year old decided to fold her own laundry(do I really care it isn’t done ‘right’? HECK NO, considering she even put it away, kinda!!!) Um, put stuff in the crock pot for a meal to take to a family tomorrow – I work outside the home tomorrow so needed to be done tonight. THE END.
One wall in my living room is brown.
Brieana @ The Living Well says
I have a pool table designated for laundry.
Crickets…..I even read this post to my fifteen year old son, because we could not go to sleep last night because a cricket was in our house…..sooooo, my son finally found it and killed it. We all went back to bed and as soon as we were in bed another cricket sang to let us know we were defeated.
I have a daughter designated for laundry.
I’m so jealous of your strawberries, I’m not getting the strawberries, peaches OR apples I ordered. So bummed!
Your post reminded of chicken burritos that I have not made in long time. Cook shredded chicken, salsa and cream cheese together until melted and roll in a tortilla. Yummy AND… crickets are optional (just kidding). :o)
This sounds yummy…can you freeze them as well? I wasn’t sure about how the cream cheese would freeze.
I made progress today by at least folding my 4 baskets of clean laundry. They will hopefully get put away tomorrow. We made cookies today(your recipe of course!)and it’s getting chilly here in MN. I too like brown and we also have crickets in our house, and daddy long legs in the corners. I have a love/hate relationship with my old house…I love the charm and character, I hate the bugs. It seems as though I am always either squishing crickets or vacuuming spiders out of the corners.
Laundry is folded, but not put away. I prefer to be average.
Okay, not really. I mean, it is folded and it isn’t put away, but I prefer, truly, to be set apart from this world :)
Sarah Manlupig says
I’ve got you all beat!! I had a nice clean basket of laundry all ready to be put away. My husband was holding our newborn without a diaper. He pee’d right into my clean basket of clothes. No longer clean, back to washing them!
Actually folded and put away the 4 loads of laundry that were sitting in my living room for days. None of my boys’ jeans fit this year either. Tomorrow it’s supposed to be 60 for a high. Really? It was 90 yesterday. Love Nebraska weather. Tried to grill out, but the grill went out halfway through cooking. Cheese and crackers with fruit and carrot sticks became dinner. Now my husband wants me to come clear off all the clothes on the bed. It’s all the stuff I pulled out of kids’ drawers that is too small or too cool to wear now. And chicken burritos sound really yummy now!
My laundry is sitting on the couch waiting to be folded. My little girl’s cloth diapers are in the wash again – since they dried outside and then were rained on and then a dust storm came through. And I’m sorry to hear about the crickets in the house. We had some at our old house that liked to live behind the kitchen cupboards each summer. So loud.
I know a family that is too poor to move into a cheaper apartment. They have too much drama in their life. There are three minutes left in this Gratituesday, and I am grateful for boring posts like yours. They reek of peace.
Liz @M2M says
The most boring thing that’s happened to me recently: I redid my method of laundry that involves folding things immediately when they come out of the dryer and putting shirts/slacks on hangers. It works really well because it’s too easy to put away, I’m less inclined to leave it sitting around for days and days :P
Exciting thing that happened today: I learned how to make buttonholes using my sewing machine :P This is quite an exciting thing seeing as the machine is about 50 years old and didn’t come with a manual!
We have a sock basket. When socks are clean, I toss them in the sock basket. As the only female in the house, I don’t have to worry about matching my socks but all the white, gray and assorted dirt-color socks go in the sock basket. My three guys just have to find them on their own.
I have to pick tomatoes, again. It’s supposed to get in the 30’s at night by the weekend. But it was 80? today. I’m pretty sick of tomatoes by now. And beans. And salad greens. I’m just waiting for chicken pot pie weather. And then I’ll pick some carrots for one, but no potatoes this year. Maybe I’ll put some of those beans in there.
We have a sock basket too. I say as long as they are similar they don’t have to be the same to wear. Sometimes my 7 year old wears different colored socks because they are both batman or both the same length. Goofy kid!
Country Girl in the City says
I had a good laugh at this post and at the comments. Then I moved approximately four loads of laundry from the laundry room to the couch, maybe I will fold it tomorrow………
Kathy McConnell says
I’m jealous of your strawberries also, but only because I can’t eat them, and I really love them. I have one load of wash to fold, one to throw in the dryer and one to throw in the washer. The weather right now is raining. We had thunder and lightening earlier. I imagine it will wake you up tonight if it keeps heading east. I’m grateful we have a place to live and food to eat. Have a great day tomorrow. God bless :)
The only reason my laundry is put away is because I put the basket on my husband’s side of the bed! His options were either putting it in the escape lane between his side and the bathroom, or just dealing with it.
Being the patient and willing-to-take-a-hint sort, he dealt.
I had to laugh at your post, though – that basket was sitting in my living room for two solid days, during which we had THREE different families over!
Deanna @deannadelights.com says
My laundry is folded and put away. That is rule at my house that when the dryer is done it comes out and gets folded and put away. I live in Florida so 80 degree weather is nice right now. I will let you know that when we lived in Oklahoma we had a horrible cricket problem, I found out that if you spray them with rubbing alochol it will kill them in a matter of seconds, it does really work. I had a spray bottle full of alochol in every room. Crickets are very loud and your are unable to sleep when they get started. I love your blog, I have a boring life and I love it. I work outside of the home, so my life is work, then home. I happy that way no drama.
Danielle B says
Oh yes! Crickets! I had one in my house the other week. In the a/c duct in our kitchen. It lasted from Thurs night until Saturday night. Don’t worry they don’t live forever!
Most boring thing? I’m about to get in the shower!
I have 5 bags of my children’s clothing in my living room that need to be sorted, passed down, donated or thrown away. They have been there almost 2 months. :-)
Jill Roper says
ROFLOL! You have just received the award for the most doggone funniest boring post in the blogasphere which apparently I can’t spell. BTW I think there are plenty of half shoes in this house that we could find one that might be close!
Jenifer Parker says
Laura needs to save all this stuff for a BOOK, Dave Barry look out.
You made me laugh! We used to say in the 80’s “Small things amuse such small minds” :)
I have 4 loads of laundry sitting in baskets in my family room. They just won’t seem to get up, fold themselves and go away. Go figure ;)
This is definitely one of my favorite posts. :-)
i’m glad i’m not the only one that lets the laundry sit till it gets folded.
Well, it is only husband and me and unless company is coming over the couch is take by clothes. Our ac is messing up so I will be drying clothes on the clothes line so I don’t heat the house anymore. Even though our ac is not working I made hm chicken pot pie, I know why did I heat the house for over an hour. Because the sun was going down so the air coming in the house was cooling things off.
Chelsea Seibert says
Just this morning, I found a load of laundry in the dryer, then I realized that it was still wet (like I had never started the dryer), then I remembered that I completely neglected the laundry yesterday, so the load must have been sitting in the dryer, growing stink, since Monday. What was in the load? My Hubby’s clothes…. Hopefully I can work some kind of laundry magic so that Sweet Love’s shirts don’t smell like mildew every time he gets sweaty.
Jenifer Parker says
It’s too bad my ‘washer’ doesn’t have buzzer to remind me to
trade to the dryer and/or the dryer doesn’t have a buzzer to remind me
to turn it on. been there done that and got the wrinkled tshirt. hahaha
Jennifer N. says
I wouldn’t call this post boring… you are just keeping it real! :) And I liked it!
C Dazey says
Loved it. It makes me feel normal when I read about how other people have normal lives too.
Crickets arrggg!We have them in our house too. They are REALLY LOUD and about to drive my hubby batty.
Wendy Hawkinson says
Laura, I love this post. Nothing too exciting happens at our house and the exciting things that do–I definitely don’t want to blog about. LOL
My daughter loves crickets. She had them in an aquarium in her room for a summer. I thought I was going mad. I have a lot of brown shirts too. How’s that for a boring response? *snicker*
Wendy T says
I am supposed to be doing homeschool with my 6th grader. Instead, I’m sitting here, on my couch, thinking about doing laundry and checking email/blogs. Oops. :-)
Jackie Leyba says
Now THAT was funny!!! Sounds like my day. Let’s see, I’m here at work, staring at my budget reports, trying to find why they don’t balance. Oh wait, did I brush my teeth today? Yep I did that. Hmmm, I have to fold all that laundry on my couch, laundry basket, etc. But it’s wrinkled, well stick it in the dryer & the wrinkles come out. I got dressed in the dark, now that I’m in the office, do my shoes match? CHECK!! Is my shirt inside out? Nope. CHECK!!! Wait, is it on backwards? Nope! CHECK!! (Because I really have gone to work with my shirt on backwards AND inside out!!) WAIT!! Am I dressed? YES!! CHECK!! OK, now why am I staring at the computer again? Where am I? Oh yeah, at work. That’s my day every day.
Jackie Leyba says
By the way, those chicken burritos look awesome & yummy!!
Enjoyed the dose of reality. I have a couch covered in laundry and Legos covering the floor. It’s a mess…I am out of flour and vanilla, and have a school meeting at 1pm. Guess I should get it in gear : )
funny how even a boring post is amusing when you write it. :-)
And my laundry isn’t folded either. And only 3 loads are washed. Sigh…
laundry? …Oh that stuff that is clean and remains in numerous baskets until God comes back to take us to heaven?
Crystal @ Intentional Homemaker says
My laundry is still sitting on the buffet in the kitchen from yesterday. Not folded, not put away, and there are another three loads in process today! Boring or not, the chicken burritos sound delicious!
First time commenter…
I actually loved this post. You might have thought it was boring, but it was so real to me. My days are very similar. :)
My husband asked me if I wanted a couch in the laundry room to put clean clothes on. I have six bags of clothes handed down to my kids that I am in the process of sorting…they seem to be multiplying when I turn my back. I am sad that my Azure order is delayed until the next shipment, because I was waiting to bake until I got my gallon of coconut oil this week. My boys are quickly outgrowing their pants & most of their shirts as well. I like your blog. Your are nice. I hope you have a nice day. (And it really, truly is nice that we are blessed with “boring” lives sometimes!)
I have laundry on the couch…..brown furnitue and 500 crickets I actually paid for to feed the bearded dragon and the chameleon….then the poor chameleon died on Saturday……so I guess……hmmmm…..the baby is sick…..I have too much clutter…..I suppose I have plenty of boring things to share….have a great day!
Some call it boring……I call it the precious moments of life. It’s not always the big exciting stuff that defines our lives but the little things, the mundane, the “boring” things. Done well, life is bliss!
Jenifer Parker says
How about a funny ‘what-if’? Tape the crickets and play it back on LOUD and see if they decamp in lieu of their GIANT cousins. hahahahahha
I just got home from the store, cause I needed bread for lunch.
Leslie K. says
I’m just going to say that your post was *hilarious* to read…making me think of a certain young student-of-my-home’s recent writing assignment! Too funny…I think I’ll read it again now!
Amber S says
That is exactly what I was going to say, as my son is behind me struggling with a writing assignment! Made me laugh and brought a much-needed smile to my face right now! Oh, and the laundry is folded and put away- thanks to my daughter! :)
I love brown. My 45 year old son wears brown every day. He drives a UPS truck.:~D When you think brown, think “presents”. Every UPS driver is the son (or daughter) of some lovely mother. Smile, even the boring things of life are funny.
Jackie Leyba says
Now that I’m a wife & mother, especially a mother to a very active 4 year old, boring is GREAT!!!! Boring means that no one had to go to the ER that day! Boring means that nothing got broken. Boring mean that everything is “normal”. Everyone is right here, it’s the boring times that are the best & quite literally the most funny!!!
Laura, you are an inspiration for us all and you also make it clear that we are not all perfect and that it’s ok that we’re not.
I don’t have toys in the living room. I just have one toy. A Little Tikes 3 hole mini golf course. My living room is a golf course. A bright green & yellow golf course with a windmill, clown face, & another little flippy thing. Oh & the golf course doubles as a car race track or a Monster Truck obstacle course. Pretty much whatever the imagination of a 4 year old says it is. At least he keeps his other toys put away.
Boring is good. It means there’s no drama going on right now. I love a good, boring week.
I LOVED THIS POST! This is my life!!!! (ha,ha!)
As a side note, how do you get your homemade tortillas to be so pliable? I’ve made homemade tortillas several times and they just crack and break! What am I doing wrong? Yours look so nice and seem to work well with whatever you decide to make with them! Thanks again, so much, for the great posts, even if you think they’re boring. . . . .WE LOVE ‘EM!
Mine get stiff after I refrigerate them, so if I want to make burritos, I make them right away when the tortillas are fresh out of the skillet.
Paula L. says
Okay, i was just watching comedians on Godtube and Youtube.I have 5 children at home and (clean)laundry all over the couch, it was on the(dirty) floor. I read your post which was so funny. Thanks for bringing life to my email. And inspiring me to get off my rear.
Laurie :) says
Hey–just wanted to say that the boring times make the fun times better. The boring stuff has to get done some time. If it were all excitement and chaos, I think our adrenals would fail us! Laurie :) Keep smilin’
Isn’t boring great it means all is right in the world.Thank God for boring sometimes we really need boring.
I’m sorry, but you’re funny even when you’re boring. Sorry about your finger, though. And boring is good but I can understand when you’re writing a blog you look for something exciting. But I relate to people most like myself. Homeschooling, homebodies, busy cooking, doing laundry, etc. I have a single friend who is on her 4th cruise this year. Love her to death and we get lots of geography out of her postcards that she is so faithful to send. But without her, we wouldn’t know that life like that existed!! Hehe. I’ve been changing diapers for 15 years. And I’ve breastfed children for over a decade but sadly not right now. My boys are busy praying for another sister. hehe.
Today has been boring around here too. Last night I put away a playpen full of laundry… but that’s all I got done BC my 2 yr old bit my 4 yr old pinkie so hard there were little holes in the poor guys finger.. and that ended the fighting they had been doin all day!
You made my day (again!) thanks for the laugh and yes, the recipe too (but mostly the laugh).
You want to talk about boring? How about pairing socks for a family of seven (six of the seven are girls!). Every week I do laundry and can’t bring myself to sit down and finish pairing the socks. The seem to follow me around from room to room because I fully intend to finish this tedious job. I also have a bag full of socks that somehow have lost their mate and I’m saving them up with the hope that one day they will once again be reunited.
mom of two says
Don’t know the ages of your girls, but I bet at least several could
help you. My 3 yr old can find all her clothes in a pile of laundry.
If they’re little, make it a game. Put the pile of socks on
a bed and have them race to each find their own and match them up.
Whoever gets theirs matched up and put away the fastest gets a treat,
or is simply “the winner”. Just a thought. :)
I had that same problem… now it is my 9 year olds chore once a week and we are all the happier.
Sounds like it’s time for a sock folding party! I’m one of 7 kids, so we had this problem too. On a Friday night or some other time when the family was together watching TV or a movie, she would suddenly dump the basket of socks out in front of us. She called it a sock folding party (because she makes everything fun), and the work got done pretty quickly.
Ahhh, socks. Yuck! Recently we played catch the sock. With seven
children there were lots. I threw the socks, trying to hit them
in the face. They loved it and the socks even got put away in a race.
I don’t have too many socks, but I once read that you should give each family member a mesh laundry bag (the kind used for washing delicates)and as they take off their dirty socks, they go in the bag. On laundry day, zip everyone’s bags closed and toss them in the washer, then the dryer. EAch person just has to match up their own socks.
We write initials on our socks to make sorting easier. My hubby actually numbers his, he wants to know if he ever sees the same one twice he told me:) Other than school, I have only accomplished canning this week. 17 quarts of pickles yesterday, 7 quarts of peach/pears today so far, and another 16 quarts of peaches and pears Monday. Nectarines for tomorrow. Boring is a blessing, I love those days.
Only canning? You’re making my head spin just thinking about it. Some of you women really are SuperMoms!
We did just start putting initials on our socks but the old ones are mixed in. Everyone knows who’s socks are who’s it’s just the HUGE mountain that sometimes seems overwhelming. I just want to shut my eyes and run away screaming!
Our family has a “sock basket” that all the socks get thrown in while I fold clothes. I thought that I was a wierdo, until I figured out the my sisters and several aunts have sock baskets that they dig all their socks out of. I figure it must be genetic!
glad to know I am not the only one who has a sock basket! lol
I have never figured out the missing sock mystery either!
We have an “unpaired socks” basket now in our house. We USED to have a sock basket, but they rarely got paired… As an incentive to the kids, they get a nickel for each pair of socks that they pair AND put away. (Only ones without pairs are allowed to go in the basket.) Amazingly enough, those socks get paired and put away almost like magic now! Even mine! I love it!
Hi Laura! One hint about cleaning ceiling fans…get a pillow case and put it around the fan blades as you dust….all the bunnies are trapped inside and you can just throw it into the wash!
The burritos look yummy!
We are on the same page – I’m dusting the fans in my house this week, and I was just talking about freezing food today also. My kids’ jeans are also too short – thank God for fall clearance sales!
I love making freezer burritos, I’m glad you do too! I would add some veggies to it, cause I need some fiber in there.
I love to make this same sort of recipe. It’s so easy to throw in the freezer. I don’t usually freeze the tortilla, just because they’re easy to fill and I enjoy them fresh.
One thing we do add to ours is the leftover spanish rice and black beans. I usually throw these together with the leftovers from a chicken or ground turkey taco night. I always make enough rice so there is left overs. Then I throw in a drained can of black beans and give it all a quick mix and bag it up and throw it in the freezer. When it comes out I add the cheese before it goes into the oven, though you could do it when you originally mix it all up.
Makes your meat go a lot farther and gives you whole grains if you use brown rice and fiber with the beans. Just a thought I thought I’d pass on.
What a great post. My day has been awesome: I went to my first BSF (Bible Study Fellowship) class for this year and really sense that God is leading me in a way that I somehow “get”. Then got home with my almost 2yr old and sat down to have lunch. When requested to sit down in his chair (it has a buckle so he can’t fall out, :)) he climbs up in the other chair next to me to sit like a big boy. Normally I would have moved him to a “safe” spot but for some reason today I am being “flexible”. He sat there and ate all of his lunch and I had the best lunch date today.
Anyway, thanks again for another incredible recipe and for adding more laughter to my day. BTW, I got 3 loads of laundry done yesterday but there were still about 4 or 5 waiting for me today. They have been started though.
lol reminds me of my terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day (Judith Viorst). One of my faves!
I pray that tomorrow I may have as boring of a day as you. Our life is far from boring in a negative way right now :-) Thanks for the chuckle, I needed it!
Boring is good. I’ve had a very exciting 2011–lots of health issues for family members and an emergency, life-saving lung surgery for my son (when he was 6 weeks old). Boring is so wonderful. Trust me. I LOVE my boring life right now.
Kelli Green says
Thanks for making me laugh! :)
Loved your post, would like to have a little more boring and a little less “Go! Go! Go!” lately. Ah, well….such is life. Busy makes you appreciate boring, and vice versa.
Yeah, life’s been crazy for us too – it’s the burritos that are boring (although I sure am happy to have them in the freezer on these busy days!).
Thanks for all the great replies to my sock dilemma. You girls are too funny. So do I win the most boring contest? hahaha
It’s raining outside and pretty cold. My little boy is sleeping…again. I have nowhere to go and no care to get there. It’s a slow day. Is that boring enough for you? :)
jenn foy says
I made your homemade macaroni and cheese and served it with a carrot. Not peeled, not cut up, not cooked. Just a carrot. It was pretty boring :)
I’ve been slowly getting the fall items put up around my house, the winter blankets washed and ready and my shelves ready for my azure order next week =] My husband just took my 2 year old out “shooting” (they never actually bring home anything, she just likes to drive around in “My dada’s ruck” =] Nice almost fall boring day here =]
LouAnn B says
For boring it made me smile….a lot! I guess we all live a little big “boring” lives lol
A trick I do for Chicken enchiladas is I pressure cook chicken breasts to death (they are dead when I put them in fyi) I add a palm, probably somewhere a tsp and tbl of chili powder, a red onion, some garlic, some salt, some pepper, some cumin, and whatever other spice is at the front of the cabinet in my dumping mode.
When I’m making a lot, or am just a little lazy, or well both…I put the very soft breasts in a food processors and after a couple of pulses it is beautifully shredded.
Helen Y says
I love a nice boring day….means no drama! You made me smile!
Do you re-heat them at 350 for 15 minutes from frozen? Or do you thaw? I just made a bunch and popped them in the freezer. Also, do you cover with foil in the oven to keep tortillas soft?
Thanks! I’m sure the answers to these questions are super obvious to some!!
I don’t thaw them first, I just put them directly into the oven from the freezer!
I don’t cover them, I like to let them get a little crispy! :)
Tracy Moore says
Just wanted you to know that I LOVE your blog. Love your humor about as much as I do your wonderful recipes. I’m a homeschooling mom of 4 boys, married to a pastor, and trying to feed my family healthy alternatives too. Just went to a refresher course on milling wheat and baking yummy foods. It was just the little “spark” that I needed to persevere in a busy time in our lives. Thanks again for your blog and your recipes. I’m so appreciative.
Hi. I was just reading your blog after months of not receiving it (I thought I didn’t have time to read and cook, etc because of a new full time job). I have to say THANK YOU. :P I just loved it. Your humor has always made me smile and today was no exception. The only question I have is, how do I sign up to get your daily blog/e-news (or whatever you call it) again? I really miss you.
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Christa Upton says
I love how you make me laugh. :) Right now I’m staring at a basket of unfolded laundry. No, actually, right now I’m typing. A minute ago I was staring at it.