Homemade Chicken Chimichangas

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@DWDavis (18275)
Pikeville, North Carolina
September 23, 2018 8:15pm CST
For dinner this evening my wife made her homemade chicken chimichangas. Those in the picture are prepped and ready to be fried. The pan in the upper right is the Mexican style rice we had as a side dish. I'm not sure how authentically Mexican her chimichangas are, but I am sure they are delicious. I spent most of the day working on notes for this year National Novel Writing Month challenge. NaNoWriMo begins on November first and is a challenge to write 50,000 original words of a novel in 30 days. I have met the challenge now for seven years in a row and two of my NaNo attempts have become published books. Later in the day, I began work on the first revision/rewrite of what will become the fifth Buzby Beach Book and my 8th book overall. The manuscript needs a lot of work but I think I can have it out in time for next summer. How did you spend your day today?
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@myklj999 (58116)
• Olney, Illinois
24 Sep 18
Cheech & Chonga's
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@DWDavis (18275)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
24 Sep 18
Is that from a Nickelback song?
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@myklj999 (58116)
• Olney, Illinois
24 Sep 18
@DWDavis No, I just listened to too much Cheech and Chong in my younger days and that's what I refer to them as
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@andriaperry (114496)
• Anniston, Alabama
24 Sep 18
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@LadyDuck (340879)
• Switzerland
24 Sep 18
I never tried chimichangas, I think that they are finally fried burritos.
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@DWDavis (18275)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
24 Sep 18
I think the only real difference is what you fill them with and how you fold them.
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@LadyDuck (340879)
• Switzerland
25 Sep 18
@DWDavis The chimichangas I have seen in restaurants in Mexico were all rolled.
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@DWDavis (18275)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
25 Sep 18
@LadyDuck We haven't quite mastered the art of rolling them yet. I think it's because we don't use big enough tortillas. My wife says it's because we're too Irish.
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@cintol (11490)
• United States
24 Sep 18
Those look good, she did a good job. How did they taste? Thats great about your books, its good to write. One day I will take my own advice and finish my book but who knows if life keeps getting in my way.
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@DWDavis (18275)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
24 Sep 18
The chimichangas were delicious and, best part, we get to have more tonight. NaNoWriMo is a great way to motivate yourself to finish that book. You could add me as a writing buddy to help keep you motivated.
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@cintol (11490)
• United States
25 Sep 18
@DWDavis I might just take you up on that offer DW, I have been working on it for a long time and just stopped years ago, its sitting in my computer gathering dust now.
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@DWDavis (18275)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
25 Sep 18
@cintol Pull it up, dust it off, and come NaNo with me this November. Let me know when you register - it's free - and I'll message you my username over there so we can buddy up.
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@irishidid (8707)
• United States
25 Sep 18
Never done the Nano but I know people who have. I have a recipe for beef chimichangas that I haven't tried yet. I learned how to fold burritos from my granddaughter who used to work at Taco Bell. Guess that place is good for something. LOL
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@DWDavis (18275)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
25 Sep 18
The proper technique for folding burritos still eludes me and my missus. We should probably find a tutorial on YouTube.
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@irishidid (8707)
• United States
26 Sep 18
@DWDavis My granddaughter can roll them like a pro. I still have trouble.
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• Anchorage, Alaska
25 Sep 18
chimichangas are delicious! i like chicken chimichangas but i think i like ground beef chimichangas more.
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@DWDavis (18275)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
25 Sep 18
Some years ago, my missus decided we were no longer going to eat beef in this house. Chicken, turkey, and pork are all okay, but not beef. Not for any health reasons, mind you, but because she became nostalgic for the calves she used to raise growing up on a dairy farm.
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• Anchorage, Alaska
25 Sep 18
@DWDavis ohh. that's understandable.
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@JudyEv (247298)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Sep 18
I've never participated in NaNoWriMo but having such a challenge seems to work for a lot of people.
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@DWDavis (18275)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
24 Sep 18
I started out just doing the November challenge, but now I also participate in the April and July Camp NaNo challenges. Those aren't as strenuous as you can set your own word goal.
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@JudyEv (247298)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Sep 18
@DWDavis They would be a good stimulus to get stuck into writing.
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• United States
24 Sep 18
Woke up and made my last trip over to take care of my sister's furry children. She, her ex husband, and her two human children went to the beach for a few days. Sister to the rescue as I received a text only the week before with "Could you please feed the dogs between the 19th and 23?" I had to wring the details I needed out of her. "Twice daily?" "Do I need to go on the morning of the 23rd?" She didn't think to ask whether I had a key to their place until the day they were set to be off. I did have a key, given to me after I spent the week at their house last year. The trip to feed and let the pooches out only lasted an hour, and so the rest of the day has been mine for the taking. I've mostly been using a few sites I earn off of, doing the laundry (never ending thing here), and talking to family. I've yet to write out the dream I woke up from this morning. It involved an elevator, a hospital, and a "stick up."
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@DWDavis (18275)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
24 Sep 18
It was nice of you to pet sit for your sister on such short notice. A "stick-up" in a hospital elevator has the makings of an interesting tale of intrigue and espionage.
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• United States
24 Sep 18
@DWDavis Ah, well the stick up actually happened in the corridor outside of the elevators. Whatever you might call that.
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@marguicha (172980)
• Chile
24 Sep 18
They look delicious. And I checked what was chimichangas and it is part of the Tex-Mex cuisine. So it is not really authentically Mexican but authentically fusion cuisine.
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@DWDavis (18275)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
24 Sep 18
Tex-Mex or Mexican, they were delicious. Since Texas was originally part of Mexico, I don't really distinguish between the two when it comes to food.
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@marguicha (172980)
• Chile
24 Sep 18
@DWDavis So true.
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@andriaperry (114496)
• Anniston, Alabama
24 Sep 18
I wrote several articles for virily and updated Sunshine`s homestead creations page, adding more product options, then I walked for a couple hours.
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@DWDavis (18275)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
24 Sep 18
You kept quite busy. Where did your steps lead you on your long walk?
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@andriaperry (114496)
• Anniston, Alabama
24 Sep 18
@DWDavis Oh my property, I walk the 2 acres, around and around.
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@wolfgirl569 (41096)
• Marion, Ohio
24 Sep 18
Decorating more. Still have a little bit more to do.
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@DWDavis (18275)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
24 Sep 18
My missus has begun her fall decorating with the two 3 foot tall scarecrows she bought at Michael's for 1/2 price. She was going to get 1 until she learned they'd been marked down. Now we have a Mr. and Mrs. Scarecrow. Such a cute couple.
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@wolfgirl569 (41096)
• Marion, Ohio
24 Sep 18
@DWDavis I bet they are. I need to hit the dollar tree this coming week. They have some cute stuff.
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• Defuniak Springs, Florida
24 Sep 18
I started an outline for my book for the challenge.
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@DWDavis (18275)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
24 Sep 18
Excellent. I made several character notes today and a few location notes as well.
• Defuniak Springs, Florida
24 Sep 18
@DWDavis I haven't posted my synopsis yet. I need to do that today.
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@Spontaneo (11937)
• United States
26 Sep 18
What is all in a chimichanga? Looks yummy, kind-of like a turnover.
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@DWDavis (18275)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
26 Sep 18
My wife makes hers with shredded chicken that simmers in a Mexican flavored sauce for hours and includes bell peppers, onions, fresh garlic, and spices only she knows for sure. Then, when it's almost done, she adds Mexicorn. This concoction gets wrapped in flour tortilla that is then fried. She plates it on a bed of lettuce and tops it with shredded cheese or salsa con queso and a dollop of sour cream.
@JohnRoberts (112424)
• Los Angeles, California
24 Sep 18
Those babies are long since devoured!
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@DWDavis (18275)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
24 Sep 18
Half of them are. The other half we'll eat for dinner tonight.
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@popciclecold (20845)
• United States
26 Sep 18
Those chimichangas look really good, I might have to get me some pretty soon. Soon going to bed.
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@RasmaSandra (42813)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
24 Sep 18
Good luck on the writing challenge. I always take up the poetry challenge in April. The chimichangas sound really delicious. Today I was catching up on things online and continuing to gather material for my second book of poems.
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@porwest (45250)
• United States
7 Mar
Homemade chimichangas sound delicious. I'd have to get a recipe for the inside mixture though. I have never made these before. But yummy they certainly sound and look. Good eats for sure.
@allknowing (92579)
• India
25 Sep 18
That dish with that complicated name inspired me to post a discussion on weird food names. (lol)
@snowy22315 (115068)
• United States
24 Sep 18
Oh yesterday..I watched football and made goulash. The chimichangas look awesome.