Chicken 'n' Bacon Lavash Rolls Recipe Reminder

Good Monday Morning!

This is officially a rerun, but as I was browsing through past posts last week, I stumbled upon this one that I had written about five years ago.

Gobsmacked! I had forgotten all about this recipe, and it was one of my favorites that summer!

So rather than a rerun, this is a recipe reminder - a reminder for myself!

But before we go to the recipe, I need to explain why we're having a rerun recipe reminder.

First of all, this happened:

For the past ten months or so, we've been actively searching for our...well..."retirement home." Or a home that will be as permanent as we can get this side of heaven. We had a good idea of what we were looking for, but like always, we leave the final say up to God. He knows what is best, right?

So we looked for land, or a log cabin on land, or a shack on land, or a house we could live in that was in our price range.... Nothing showed up. But every place we considered/drove past/looked at with our realtor fine tuned our list a little bit more, and every time we fine-tuned, a "stellar view" would top the list.

Then we found this place. "Stellar view" says it all!

The morning we went to look at this place - actually a townhouse (who'd a thunk it?) - the fog was so thick! Visibility was down to less than a hundred feet or so in places. Deer would appear by the side of the road as ghosts in the mist. We drove most of the thirty miles (out of town and up into the hills) this way, glad that we were familiar with the road. We have actually driven by this place several times in the eight years we've lived in the area.

Then we topped the last rise before heading into the slight valley where the townhouse is located, and the fog was gone! God had swept back the veil of mist and our view was clear! When we walked into the place, we immediately felt at home. In all our years of buying houses (this makes #7), that's the feeling we've learned to look for. It was clear that this is the place God had prepared us for, even though it really isn't anything like what we thought we wanted when we started our search.

Anyway, to make a long story short (too late!), we made an offer and it was accepted. We spent the next three weeks getting our current house ready to put on the market. Last week was an insane marathon of painting and handyman chores...but we made it. The listing goes live today, so now we wait for a buyer.

And all last week, every time I wondered if it was worth it, I took another look at that view...

In case you're wondering, that white spot on the right
is Mt. Rushmore. Seven miles away as the crow flies.
Yes, yes, yes. Some dreams are worth every ounce of work you put into helping them come true!
So, what does this have to do with today's recipe reminder? I think you can understand that I did very little cooking last week. I was up to my ears in paint, and cooking was the last thing on my mind. But now that the house is ready, I'm taking a break this week to actually write and fix real meals.
This one will be on the menu soon!
Chicken 'n' Bacon Lavash Rolls
I can hear all of you saying, "What in the world is a Lavash Roll?"

This was something I've been introduced to since starting to eat the Trim Healthy Mama way.

These are available at Walmart or almost any other grocery store, usually in the deli section with the other specialty breads. They're great because they're LOW carb, LOW fat and HIGH protein :)

And if you've ever been on a lower carb diet, you know one of the big challenges is finding something close to bread that you can eat and not blow your diet. These can be part of your answer.

I love these as crackers. I take half of a square, cut it into cracker sized pieces, lay them out on top of a microwave safe plate lined with a paper towel or parchment paper, and microwave for a minute. Top each cracker with a smear of peanut butter....

Just a minute - it's time for my afternoon snack. I'll be back in a jiffy!

Mmm.... Peanut butter....

Now, back to the Chicken 'n' Bacon Lavash rolls!

These are super easy.  Preheat your oven to 375°.

First, cut a small chicken breast and two slices of bacon into small pieces, then cook them together with some onion and seasoning until the chicken and bacon are both done.

I used this seasoning -

But you can use whatever you have on hand.

Spread a piece of Lavash bread out on a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Pile the chicken and bacon in the middle, and top with shredded cheese. I think I'm going to add some cubes of cream cheese along with the shredded Colby and Monterrey Jack cheeses next time.

Fold the long edges in...

...and roll up, making sure the seam is on the bottom when you're done.

Sprinkle the top with a little cheese... (I forgot to brush some olive oil on the top - it really makes a difference!)...

...and bake at 375° for 12-15 minutes, or until the cheese is all melted and the bread is slightly browned.

Cut in half, and enjoy!

One great thing about this roll-up is that you can use whatever ingredients you want. I also love it with ground beef, cream cheese, onions and peppers to make a Philly-style sandwich.

Or you can use scrambled eggs, sausage, cheese and salsa to make a breakfast burrito.

Or...well, use your imagination (and the ingredients in your refrigerator!). Have fun!

And for those in your family who don't want to limit their carbs, use a flour tortilla or brat bun rather than a Lavash.

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Welcome back to 2019!

I have to tell you that my dream of living in the country is more than fifty-five years old. I spent my first five years living in the middle of Ohio farm land while my dad pastored a country church. Soon after my fifth birthday, he received a call from a church plant in Michigan, and I've been longing to live in the country again ever since. I am so thankful that God has provided a way for my dream to come true.

Do you have a long-held dream? Do you despair of it ever coming true? Or are you practicing the art of patience as you wait?

Jan Drexler spent her childhood dreaming of living in the Wild West and is now thrilled to call the Black Hills of South Dakota her home. When she isn’t writing she spends much of her time satisfying her cross-stitch addiction or hiking and enjoying the Black Hills with her husband of more than thirty-six years. Her writing partner is her corgi, Thatcher, who makes life…interesting.