Saturday, April 24, 2010

6 ingredients. Simple. Delicious

My mom learned to make Spring Rolls when we lived in the Phillipines. We spent 10 months there on our way to P.N.G when I was 6 years old.
I love ethnic foods and these are one of my favorites. I have recently begun making these often at home. Carl and the kids all love them! Just add a salad or fried rice and you have a complete meal.
Start with a bag of coleslaw (with carrots).

Heat pan with about a tablespoon of oil and stir fry cabbage mixture until tender.
Add a couple cloves of minced garlic

And some minced ginger. This is in the produce aisle and is very cheap. Just break off what you need to use. We all love ginger so I use 3 or 4 pieces of ginger (about the size of the tip of my thumb) minced with my garlic press.

Stir for a minute to let the flavors merge. Remove cabbage from pan.

Using same pan (add a little more oil) saute 2 chicken breasts. When chicken is done, chop it up into very small pieces. Add this to the cabbage mixture. This will be your filling.

1 package of egg roll wrappers. Found in the refrigerated section of the produce aisle, usually next to the tofu.

Place 2-3 tablespoons of filling onto the wrappers. Roll up and tuck corners so no filling falls out. Seal with a dab of water. Abby and Ella love doing this part and can do it all by themselves.

Heat pan with oil 1-2 inches deep for deep-frying. Make sure oil is hot! ( I use a smaller saucepan so I don't have to pour as much oil to get it deep) Cook till golden brown and crispy. Should just take about 30-50 seconds.

Makes about 18 delicious Spring Rolls. Mmmmmmmmmm! They don't last long!

For dipping, we've tried soy sauce, sweet and sour sauce, and Kraft asian sesame dressing. Our favorite is this. Found with the refrigerated dressings next to the bagged salad. Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

I love Spring !

Then bursting forth
In glorious day
Up from the grave
He rose again!
And as he stands
In victory
Sin's curse has lost
Its grip on me
For I am His
And He is mine
Bought with the
Precious blood of Christ

Easter Sunday 2010

My girls!

Last week I celebrated 14 years together with the love of my life!

He took 2 days off work to spend with me. We had a great time together :)
The last three years we have gotten something new for our yard on our anniversary.
A couple years ago we got this weeping cherry tree. It is so delicate and pretty!

This year we got an Appalachian RedBud.

It is super-bright pink!

and absolutely beautiful!

Carl and the kids got me these amazing roses to cheer me up this week after some dental drama

I think my new favorite color is yellow!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Caleb's Birthday Party

We celebrated Caleb's 10th birthday this week. We started off with a trip to LazerKraze. Caleb's ready for AirHockey!


Brown-eyed girls

Unbeatable :)

Pedal to the metal


After the boys finished their LazerTag games we headed home to get wet


And more waterguns

And more waterguns

It's over, Boys! Her aim is deadly :)


And marshmallows

And cake & icecream

Ten years old, Double Digits, A Decade

Best Friends

Take a deep breath.....



Speaking of gifts, I am so thankful God has blessed us with Caleb. Children truly are a gift from God. Caleb was named after the Old Testament Caleb, whose name means "whole- hearted." He served the God of Israel with his whole heart. He was the first to speak up and say, let's go and conquer this land and encouraged Israel to follow God in spite of the opposition from the other 10 spies. I often remind Caleb who he was named after and encourage him to choose right even if the majority is choosing wrong. I'm so thankful for the good friends Caleb has and the fun day we had celebrating his birthday !
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