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Thumber asked for this, so I took pics of how I made my wrap tonight...


Approx. 1 1/2 cups romain lettuce
Approx. 4 oz grilled chicken breast (diced)
1 12" Spinach tortilla
1 Slice of aged swiss cheese (diced)
1 Hard boiled egg, yolk removed (diced)
2 Tbsp fat free ceaser dressing (or to taste)

Step 1: Lay out the tortilla on a flat surface, if there is a straight edge make sure that is away from you.

Step 2: Add lettuce (note how the contents are off center in the tortilla)

Step 3: Add cheese.

Step 4: Add chicken.

Step 5: Add egg.

Step 6: Add dressing.

Step 7: Roll tortilla by first folding in the left and right flaps, then fold up the edge closest to you. Roll away from you, and keep firm pressure on the wrap as you go. After you have rolled to the end of the filling, hold the far edge of the tortilla and draw the wrap toward you to compress the contents. Continue rolling to finish.

Step 8: Finished wrap, it should look like this.

Step 9: Plate the wrap, cut in half and serve with fruit, soup, or chips.

There you have it. A perfect wrap. Apparently I have way too much time on my hands.

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Nature is such abeutiful & mysterious thing! In a few short weeks, a beautiful butterfly with wings of brilliant colors will emerge from inside shell of the cocoon! And oh the joy when the butterfly will stretch its gossamer wings to catch a breeze & float away... leaving behind the memories of when it was but a humble grub of green caterpillar goo!

In deep slumber, the magic & wonder of metamorphosis takes place as the rest of the world goes about its business.... Zzzzzzz....

Look one of his buddies has already left for its own adventures!!! See you later little buddy!

OH HAPPY DAY!!!!! The wonder & majesty of the butterfly! So few creatures in this world can compare in beauty!

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Yes, that is definitely the Subway approved method of rolling a wrap (this coming from an graduate from Subway University in Connecticut).

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mmmm, red x's makeing me HUNGRY

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hehehe. i screwed up making one again :roll:

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Hey Boser, your post reminded me of a stupendous song, called 'The Dragonfly'. It's nicely appropriate given the time of year. They are a hard rock band, Clutch, off the album The Elephant Riders

Neil Fallon of Clutch said:

Could've been a swan on a glassy lake.
Could've been a gull in a clipper's wake.
Could've been a ladybug on a windchime,
but she was born a dragonfly.

In the sun she warmed her wings
and listened to the cicadas sing.

"The trees are all bending
in one direction
because of something..."

Cross-pollination by the legs of bees in the spring
is a beautiful thing.
Oh when the sun goes down,
the fireflies come out.

In a pond crept a slimy thing
that hummed a theme from the Rites of Spring.

Pity the mate of Queen Mantis,
so content, but so headless.
Katydid nothing but shiver and cry,
as did the dragonfly.

In the shade the gypsies spin
Among the cloves, they drop their skin.

"...beyond the hedgegrove,
over by the willows,
deep in the shadows..."

Regeneration occurs at a furious speed
beneath the white oak tree.
Oh when the sun comes up
the moon buds fold up.

In the sun she warmed her wings
and listened to the Rites of Spring

Could've been a swan on a glassy lake.
Could've been a gull in a clipper's wake.
Could've been a ladybug on a windchime,
but she was born a dragonfly.

"...ain't ever seen it, but i have heard it.
Sounds like the millstones when they are turning,
but every moment getting louder and louder,
and then there is silence,
and the smell of flowers."
Bizzarre I know but IT'S SPRING!!! Death to Winter!

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A Bob Ross
painting project

"Mountain Serenity"
A Wet-on-Wet Oil Painting
by Bob Ross

Bob Ross Tools:
2" Brush * 1" Brush * #6 Fan Brush * Large Knife * #2 Script Liner * Liquid White * 18x24 Canvas * Odorless Thinner

Bob Ross Oil Colors:
Titanium White * Phthalo Green * Phthalo Blue * Prussian Blue * Midnight Black * Dark Sienna * Van Dyke Brown * Alizarin Crimson * Sap Green * Cadmium Yellow * Yellow Ochre * Indian Yellow * Bright Red

Use the 2" brush to cover the entire canvas with a thin, even coat of Liquid White. With long horizontal and vertical strokes work back and forth to ensure an even distribution of paint on the canvas. Do NOT allow the Liquid White to dry before you begin.


Load the 2" brush with a small amount of Alizarin Crimson and, using criss-cross strokes, begin painting the Pink glow in the sky above the horizon. (Photo 1.)

Reflect the color into the water with horizontal stokes on the lower portion of the canvas, pulling from the outside edges in towards the center.

Without cleaning the brush, reload it with Phthalo Blue and continue with criss-cross strokes in the upper portion of the sky. Still without cleaning the brush, reload it with Prussian Blue and darken just the corners of the sky.

With Blue still on the 2" brush, use horizontal strokes at the bottom of the canvas, again pulling from the outside edges of the canvas in towards the center. You can create a pink shimmer of light in the water by allowing the center of the canvas to remain light.

Use a clean, dry 2" brush and criss-cross strokes to blend the colors in the sky and then blend the entire canvas with long, horizontal strokes.

With Titanium White on the 2" brush, tap in the basic cloud shapes. (Photo 2.) Use a clean, dry 2" brush to gently blend the clouds, then sweeping upward strokes to "fluff". Blend the entire sky area with long, horizontal strokes.


The large mountain is painted with the knife and a mixture of Prussian Blue, Van Dyke Brown, Midnight Black and Alizarin Crimson. Pull the mixture out very flat on your palette, hold the knife straight up and "cut" across the mixture to load the long edge of the blade with a small roll of paint (Holding the knife straight up will force the small roll of paint to the very edge of the blade.) With firm pressure, shape just the top edge of the mountain. (Photo 3.)

When you are satisfied with the basic shape of the mountain top, use the knife to remove any excess paint. Then, with the 2" brush, pull the paint down to the base of the mountain, to blend and complete the entire mountain shape. (Photo 4.)

Highlight the mountain with a marbled mixture of Titanium White and small amounts of Midnight Black and Bright Red. Again, load the long edge of the knife blade with a small roll of paint. Starting at the top (and paying close attention to angles) glide the knife down the right side of each peak, using so little pressure that the paint "breaks". (Photo 5.) Use a mixture of Titanium White an Prussian Blue, applied in the opposing direction, for the shadow sides of the peaks. Again, use so little pressure that the paint "breaks".

Load the edge of the knife with a mixture of Liquid White and Phthalo Blue to cut into the water lines and ripples in the background water (photo 6) .

Working forward, add the small ridge of mountains with the knife and the same dark mountain mixture. (Photo 7.)

Again, blend the paint down to the base of the ridge with the 2" brush. (Photo 8.)

Highlight the ridge of mountains with a mixture of Titanium White and a small amount of Midnight Black. (Photo 9.)

Use the 2" brush to tap and diffuse the base of the ridge of mountains (Photo 10) creating the illusion of mist (Photo 11).


Load the fan brush with a mixture of Titanium White, Prussian Blue, and a small amount of Midnight Black. Holding the brush vertically, just tap downward to indicate the small trees at the base of the mountain. (Photo 12.)

Firmly tap the base of the trees with a clean, dry 2" brush creating the illusion of mist. (Photo 13.)

Lift upward to blend. (Photo 14.)

For the larger evergreens, load the fan brush to a chiseled edge with a mixture of Prussian Blue, Phthalo Green, Van Dyke Brown, and Alizarin Crimson. Holding the brush vertically, touch the canvas to create the center line of each tree. Use just the corner of the brush to begin adding the small top branches. Working from side to side, as you move down each tree, apply more pressure to the brush, forcing the bristles to bend down-ward and automatically the branches will become larger as you near the base of each tree. (Photo 15.)

Use the same dark tree-mixture on the 2" brush to underpaint the land areas at the base of the evergreens. (Photo 16.)

Holding the brush horizontally, pull the color straight down into the water. (Photo 17.) Brush lightly across for reflections.

Use the fan brush to very lightly touch highlights to the branches of the evergreens with mixtures of the dark tree color and the Yellows.

Use the same mixtures (and small amounts of Bright Red) to highlight the soft grassy area at the base of the trees. (Photo 18.)

Use Van Dyke Brown and Dark Sienna on the knife to add the land areas at the water's edge. (Photo 19.)

Highlight these areas with a Brown-White mixture on the knife. (Photo 20.)

To add the small trees and bushes at the base of the evergreens, use the 1" brush. With the handle straight up, pull the brush (several times in one direction, to round one corner of the bristles) through various mixtures of Sap Green, the Yellows and small amounts of Bright Red. With the rounded corner of the brush up, force the bristles to bend upward to highlight the individual trees and bushes. (Photo 21.) Concentrate on shape and form - try not to just "hit" at random.

Use a small roll of Liquid White on the knife to add water lines and ripples (Photo 22) to the foreground (Photo 23).

Use the dark tree color on the 1" brush to underpaint the last bushes in the foreground (Photo 24) then highlight with Yellow-Green (Photo 25).


Use thinned mixtures on the liner brush to add small sticks and twigs (Photo 26) to complete your painting (Photo 27).

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XedoS69 said:
I tried your wrap... not bad, not bad :p
Now, try mine...

Big ups to the trailer park wrap! :thumbup:
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