Saturday, November 16, 2013

Historymakers book a big hit at Az Library Convention

Carolyn Mendoza and Judy Blackwell assist librarians
With funding cuts and librarians being creative, the donation of a $40 leather-bound books filled with Arizona history is very popular. Librarians from all over the state of Arizona came to Radisson Fort McDowell to attend seminars, receive awards, network and visit Exhibitors. The Historical League had a table with Arizona Recollections and Reflections An Arizona Centennial Historymakers Commemoration. 

Thanks to our generous donors, Librarians were thrilled to receive a complimentary copy of the book.

Thanks also to Carolyn Mendoza, Zona Lorig, Judy Blackwell, Sharon Johnson and Ruth McLeod for spending 3 days setting up and talking to librarians about the Historymakers Gala and Recognition Program and handing out the book.

Carolyn Mendoza, Judy Blackwell, Zona Lorig at our table

Judy Blackwell works with a happy librarian getting a free book

Low Cal Chicken Salad Wrap

Lower calories and fat grams! Get ready for one flavor-packed, guilt-free Chicken Salad Wrap.

Tastes & Treasures has a delicious Chicken Salad Pie on page 176 with pineapple. It is simple to switch out the ingredients and make it a lower calorie, lower fat dish like the one below.

Chicken Salad Wrap


1 slice center-cut bacon or turkey bacon

3 oz. cooked and finely chopped skinless chicken breast

1/4 cup chopped bagged broccoli cole slaw

2 tbsp. fat-free mayonnaise

1 tbsp. diced celery

1/8 tsp. garlic powder

1/8 tsp. onion powder

Dash black pepper

1 medium-large high-fiber flour tortilla with 110 calories or less (like the kinds by La Tortilla Factory)


Cook bacon until crispy, either in a skillet over medium heat or on a microwave-safe plate in the microwave. (See package for cook time.)

In a medium bowl, combine chicken, slaw, mayo, celery, and seasonings. Mix well. 

Microwave tortilla on a microwave-safe plate for 10 seconds, or until warm. 

Break bacon in half, and lay the halves horizontally on the center of the tortilla. Top with chicken mixture.

Wrap tortilla up by first folding in one side (to keep filling from escaping) and then tightly rolling it up from the bottom. (Or fold in both sides, burrito-style.) Enjoy!

Serving Size: entire recipe
Calories: 273
Fat: 7g
Sodium: 858mg
Carbs: 30.5g
Fiber: 6.5g
Sugars: 4g
Protein: 30.5g 

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