Monday, December 31, 2007

Menu Monday

My first attempt at a regular posting... to both keep me on track and share menu ideas with my readers... if there are any. ;)

This week:
Monday -- Lasagna, Salad, homemade garlic bread
Tuesday -- Stir-Fry, Rice, and homemade Egg Rolls
Wednesday -- Potato Soup and Rosemary Bread
Thursday -- Leftovers (it's Homelink day)
Friday -- Homemade Pizza

In case you're interested...

Homemade Egg Rolls
1 pkg tri-color coleslaw mix (just cabbage, no dressing mix)
1 pkg or 2 lg handfuls of bean sprouts
1-2 green onions (chopped fine)
1/2 can water chestnuts (chopped fine)
small piece of ginger (grated or chopped very fine)
1 egg
soy sauce
chopped ham, chicken, shrimp (if desired)
Egg Roll wrappers

Mix coleslaw with bean sprouts, green onions, water chestnuts, ginger, and meat (if added). Sprinkle with some soy sauce, a couple of teaspoons. Separate egg, add egg white to filling mix and put egg yolk in small bowl with a splash of water to use as wrapper "glue" later. Stir filling to distribute egg white and soy sauce.

Place one wrapper diagonally in front of you. Place one heaping tablespoon of filling on center of wrapper, fold up like an envelope and roll until you have just the tip (flap of envelope) exposed. There's usually pictures of this on the back of the wrapper package if it sounds confusing. Dip your fingers in the yolk mixed with water, run them along the edge of the flap and then roll the rest of the way. Continue for rest of wrappers.

Fry in hot oil until the wrapper is bubbly and golden brown. Drain on paper towels and eat with various dipping sauces.

If you have leftover filling mix you can make easy egg foo yung. Just add filling to scrambled eggs before cooking and cook like patties. Or use for fried rice. Or go buy more wrappers and make more egg rolls! :)


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