I found this recipe, adapted slightly here, on a cherry orchard web site in 2013 (page no longer available).
I just got around to making the wraps and they are really good, quick to make and have some vegetables included along with the tangy dried cherries. I’ll be making these again.
*Instead of tortillas, I used some great flatbread I found in the deli section of my grocery store.
Dried Cherry Wraps
1/2 cup non-fat lemon yogurt
1 tablespoon honey Dijon-style mustard or honey-mustard dressing
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
3/4 teaspoon curry powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
1-1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken (8 ounces)
1 cup dried tart cherries
1/2 cup peeled, seeded and chopped cucumber
1/3 cup shredded carrot
1/4 cup sliced green onion
4 (8- to 10-inch) whole wheat flour tortillas, tomato-flavored flour tortillas*
Whisk together yogurt, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, curry powder, salt and pepper in a medium mixing bowl. Gently stir in chicken, cherries, carrot, cucumber and green onion. Mound about 3/4 cup chicken mixture down the center of each tortilla or flatbread, leaving space all around for folding . Fold in top and bottom and fold over each side, placing wrap seam-side down on a plate. Cut into 3 portions. Serve chilled or at room temperature.
Yield: 4 servings
After 3 major snowfalls in one week, we were more than ready for something hearty, warm and comforting for supper. I used ingredients and techniques from a couple of my favorite recipes to make this dish which my two daughters and I loved.
BAKED HAM, BEANS AND DUMPLINGS
2-½ cups (home-cooked or two 10 oz cans) Great Northern beans, drained lightly
½ cup cooked ham, cubed
½ cup sour cream
½ cup mayonnaise
½ cup milk
1 packet (small envelope) Goya ham seasoning (optional but adds really nice flavor)
Dash of pepper
10 oz can cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1 cup all-purpose flour
1-½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
3 Tblsp. Shortening (Crisco)
½ cup milk
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
Greased 9 inch baking dish
Place drained beans and ham in the bottom of a greased 9-inch baking dish.
In a small bowl or food processor, whisk together the sour cream, mayonnaise, milk, ham seasoning and pepper.
Whisk in undiluted cream of mushroom soup.
Pour soup mixture over beans and ham in baking dish.
In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in shortening and stir in milk. Drop mixture by measuring tablespoon in small dollops on top of mixture in baking dish.
Bake in preheated 400 degree F oven for approximately 20-25 minutes until dumplings are done and very light brown on top.
Refrigerated leftovers are good warmed uncovered in a 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes. The dumplings will be crispy on top but still delicious.
- This dish came about when I had some leftover broccoli and half a package of feta cheese. The feta and oregano give this dish a really nice flavor. The bread cubes add crunchiness and extra flavor, plus they make this a satisfying, filling dish for supper. My daughter and I both loved it.
CHICKEN AND FETA CASSEROLE
One cup of broccoli florets, steamed fork-tender
2 cups diced cooked chicken breast
One 10-1/2 oz can cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 tsp lemon juice
½ tsp dried oregano
3 oz. crumbled feta cheese
2 slices bread, cut into cubes
1 Tblsp. butter, melted
¼ tsp dried oregano
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
Oil a 9×9 inch baking dish
Arrange steamed broccoli in an oiled 9×9 inch baking dish. Spread cooked chicken on top.
In a medium bowl, combine soup, mayonnaise, lemon juice and ½ tsp. oregano and pour over chicken.
Sprinkle with feta cheese.
Bake uncovered @ 350 for 25 minutes.
This dish was inspired by one on Allrecipes.com, but changed quite a bit. My daughters and I enjoyed this for lunch on Sunday and were able to enjoy it again for Monday night supper. It’s very tasty and filling, and reheats well in the microwave.
CHICKEN AND SPINACH LASAGNE
5 dry lasagne noodles
¼ cup all-purpose flour
½ tsp. salt
¾ cup cold milk
1 cup hot chicken broth
8 oz. shredded mozzarella (2 cups), divided
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
2 tsp. fresh basil, chopped (½ tsp. dried basil)
2 tsp. fresh oregano, chopped (½ tsp. dried oregano)
¼ tsp. ground black pepper
2 Tblsp. dried minced onions
1 cup ricotta cheese, divided in thirds
1 cup cubed, cooked chicken breast
10 oz. package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained*
2 Tblsp. grated Parmesan for topping
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
Grease a 9-inch casserole dish
Cook lasagne noodles in boiling, salted water for 8 to 10 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside. Pat dry with a paper towel before adding to dish.
In a saucepan, whisk together the flour, salt and cold milk until smooth. Add hot broth and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture starts to bubble. Lower heat and continue cooking for two more minutes, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat and add 1 cup of mozzarella, 2 Tblsp. Parmesan, basil, oregano, black pepper, nutmeg and dried onions, stirring to blend until cheese is melted.
Spread 1/3 of sauce mixture in the bottom of baking dish. Layer with 1/3 of the noodles and all of the chicken. Using 1/3 of ricotta, place in dollops on top.
Arrange 1/3 of the noodles over the chicken and layer with 1/3 of the sauce mixture, all of the spinach, the remainione cup of mozzarella and 2 Tblsp. Parmesan. Place 1/3 of ricotta in dollops on top.
Arrange remaining noodles over cheese and spread remaining sauce evenly over noodles. Add remaining 1/3 of ricotta in dollops over top and sprinkle with 2 Tblsp. Parmesan.
Bake in preheated 350 degree F oven for 35 to 40 minutes until top is light brown.
Let dish stand for 5-10 minutes before serving.
This dish for supper incorporated mushrooms and broccoli which needed to be used, roasted chicken breast which I always have in the freezer, and some tasty Asian condiments. I added the dried cranberries and walnuts for extra crunch and color. A very tasty and satisfying meal.
TERIYAKI CHICKEN, VEGETABLES AND RICE
- 1 tsp olive oil
- Large sweet onion, sliced
- 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
- 2 cups broccoli florets, steamed fork tender
- 1 cup cooked chicken breast, shredded
- ½ tsp. sesame oil
- Dash or two of Mongolian Fire Oil (optional)
- 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
- 2 Tblsp. dried cranberries
- 2 Tblsp. chopped walnuts
- 4 servings of cooked rice
In a large non-stick skillet, heat the olive oil and saute the onion slices over medium heat until translucent.
Add mushroom slices and cook until mushrooms start to soften. Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.
Cook until mixture is hot and serve over cooked rice with a sprinkle of cranberries and walnuts on top.
This dish is adapted from an internet recipe from several years ago. I no longer remember the source, but this makes a delicious light lunch with a lot of different textures and crunch going on. I highly recommend just a light drizzle of sesame oil – the mild, smoky flavor is wonderful.
- 4 burrito size wraps
- 6 oz. cream cheese, divided
- 2 cups cooked chicken breast, shredded
- Sesame oil for drizzling
- 2 green onions, chopped, including green part
- ½ cup red bell pepper, diced
- 8 oz. can of pineapple tidbits, drained*
- 8-10 oz. can of mandarin oranges, drained*
- ½ cup salted cashews
Place burrito wrap on a flat surface and spread burrito with ¼ of the cream cheese.
bell pepper, pineapple, oranges
and salted cashews.
Fold top and bottom of wrap, roll from one side to make a tight roll.
Cover with plastic wrap. Repeat with remaining three wraps. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
When ready to serve, remove plastic wrap, place burrito on plate and cut in half on diagonal.
This recipe is a combination of several that I saw on the internet. The salsa verde gives a little different version in taste and texture and makes a delicious light lunch.
CHICKEN AND SALSA VERDE ENCHILADAS
- 2 Tblsp. olive oil
- 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- ½ tsp. cumin
- 2-½ Tblsp. all-purpose flour
- 1 cup chicken broth
- ½ cup salsa verde
- ¼ cup light sour cream
- ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
- 2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
- 4 burrito size flour tortillas
- 1-½ cups shredded cheese
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Spray or grease a large baking dish
Saute for 8 – 10 minutes or until the onions are lightly browned. Add the garlic and cumin and saute for an additional minute. Stir in the flour until blended and cook for one minute.
Pour a small film of the sauce from the skillet into the bottom of the baking dish.
Fold the tortilla toward the center on the top and bottom …
…and roll to form the enchilada.
Place the enchilada in the baking dish.
Repeat for remaining three enchiladas.
Pour the remaining sauce in the skillet over the enchiladas and sprinkle with ½ cup shredded cheese.
Bake uncovered at 375 degrees F for 20-25 minutes until the dish is bubbly and the cheese is melted. Serve hot with sour cream and an additional swirl of salsa verde.