Craving An Egg Roll & recipe

So today I was craving egg rolls, homeschool mom of a 7th grader and public school math teacher mom know exactly the egg rolls I was craving!

 "We open: what you want!"  lol.
So I called up my mom and she got my Filipino SIL's recipe, though SIL uses wheat wrappers, I had to use rice wrappers. I miss her egg rolls too.
Here is the first batch and how they turned out.



Slightly burnt.........lol  Nope they are not as pretty as our fav' Chinese hang out back in the gluten days, so I tried again.


Well this batch was mushy, but looks better than the burnt one next to it. I gave up, whimpered away, cried my eyes out and posted to my new favorite gluten-free, casein-free hang out. One of the dear ladies there Theresa recommended trying 2 wrappers instead of just one. I was done for though.
My dh had just come home from work, we chatted, shared our woes from the day and I was revived. I came back in and tried the double wrapper method. Here are the results.


Much better!! Again not as pretty as the Chinese place, but they were YUMMY!! Dh said the that the recipe is a keeper.

The recipe is super easy!!
Brown a pound of ground beef, pork, chicken or turkey with an chopped onion, drain any grease. Then add your choice of veggies, I added a can of La Choy GF veggies with baby corn, bean sprouts, bamboo shoots and stuff like that, I chopped a carrot up and added some chopped cabbage. Add a few tablespoons of GF soy sauce (or make your own if you can't do soy), salt and pepper to taste. Toss all this together until warm. Get grease ready and use rice wrappers, dip them in water for about 15 seconds, drain. Add 2 tablespoons of meat mixture to the center and fold forward, then fold in ends and then fold forward again. Fry in oil until crispy and not burnt (like I did).

Now that my craving has passed I can relax, dishwasher is running, I've got one in the bathtub sleeping and one in front of the DVD watching The Sound of Music (a class assignment).
Please let me know if you make these, share how they turned out.

This entire fiasco made me think on Proverbs 3:5-7 "Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."

Guess what? I slept in today and did not start my day with my Lord, would my attitude have been different if I had spent some time with Him? I think so.
Are  you busy? Get in the Word.
Are you tired? Get in the Word.
Are you bummed? Get in the Word.
The book of John is a wonderful place for you to start.