I feel like such a slacker.  I didn’t bake the bread or hand-cut the french fries tonight.  Sometimes ya just gotta go with the flow.

I had taken chicken out of the freezer this morning with no clear idea of what I was going to do with it.  This is a perfect example of why I don’t plan or shop for meals in advance.  I just don’t know on Monday what I’m going to want on Friday – or any other day of the week.  I keep plenty of ingredients in the house and let my taste buds take me where they want to go.  I would much rather open the ‘fridge and see something and think “Gee, I need to use this – let me think of something” rather than opening the ‘fridge and seeing the ingredients for chicken pot pie – and it’s an unexpected 70° outside!  It may be pure delusion on my part, but it seems like I have more creative control this way.

So…  I had chicken and no clear idea of what I was going to do.

At some point this afternoon, I started thinking crepes, which lead to tortillas which lead to melted cheese and Mexican which lead to tonight’s Mexican spiced chicken with chipotle mayonnaise sandwich on a baguette.  See how linear that thought process was?!?  From crepe to sandwich in mere seconds!

I sliced the chicken breasts into medallions and seasoned them with cumin, chili powder, garlic, salt, and pepper.  I fried them in a splash of olive oil.

I made chipotle mayonnaise by adding a heaping teaspoon of adobo sauce (from a can of chipotles in adobo) to 1/4 cup of mayo.

I generously slathered the mayo on the baguette, added pequillo peppers, sliced avocado, the chicken, and jack and cheddar cheeses.  Under the broiler it went to melt the cheese, and dinner was served.

The fries were frozen bagged fries.  They were pretty good.  No nasty ingredients.

I know dinner was good because halfway through the meal, I had to get up and wash my hands – the napkins just weren’t enough.

It was worth it.