Thursday, March 19, 2009

Birthday Eggrolls

Happy Birthday Cycle Guy!!
Cycle Guys dream bike waiting for him to wake up.
CG's first reaction when he sees "The Bike"
A Match made in Heaven.
Since I knew CG would want to spend as much of his big day with his new friend,
"The Bike" from here on known as "Lightning".
I made his special dinner yesterday. Egg Rolls. A wonderful accompaniment would have been Fried Rice. Time got away from me, we just had Egg Rolls. Everyone devoured them so I guess they were fine alone!
Tower of Egg Rolls

Every year CG requests Eggrolls for his birthday dinner.
Since I'm the best wife the world has ever known...I make them for him.
I kind of like him.

How to make Cycle Guys favorite meal:
Cut Chicken into small pieces.Chop Cabbage into fine shredsCycle Guy doesn't like bamboo shoots.
Mix the following ingredients and add to chicken. let sit for 20-30 minutes. More flavor will be absorbed if you marinate it longer.
3 Tbls Soy Sauce
1 tsp Sugar
1 tsp Cornstarch
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
1-1 1/2 tsp bullion Powder or 1 cube bullion
Forgot to take a pic of the chicken marinating or cooking. Cook in a little oil in a hot pan.
Then set aside.
Cook the Cabbage (and bamboo shoots) in hot oil. Tender/Crisp.
Tender/Crisp? That means that you cook it slightly but keep a little of the crisp, fresh crunch.
No sauerkraut here.

Mix Chicken and Cabbage together and cool slightly.
Do not refrigerate.
Heat oil in large skillet or electric frying pan, about 1/2 inch deep.
350-375 degrees.
Open WrapsPlace a small amount of filling on the center of wrap.
Wet fingers in waterUsing wet fingers, wet the top two edges of wrap.Fold bottom corner up around filling
Wet two side corners and fold them in like an open envelopeRoll up and close the envelope. (hmmm. don't know how that pic got turned...)
The wet edges will work like an adhesive and keep it closed.When oil reaches 350 place Egg Rolls carefully in Oil.Watch closely and turn when they become a dark golden brown.Don't under cook. Just not as yummy when they don't crunch.
Drain on paper towel.Serve and Delight your family and friends.

Birthday Egg Rolls
One Medium Head Cabbage
One 8 oz. can Bamboo Shoots
Chicken Fillet 4-5 cups (whatever amount you want)
Sauce: 3 Tbls. Soy Sauce
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. corn starch
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1-1 1/2 tsp bouillon or 1 cube
Egg Roll Wrappers


Mike J said...

I love those egg rolls. They are by far my favorite. The bike also rocks too. You're right, you are the best wife in the world.

Brittany, Dan, Kiera and Ethan said...

mmm those look so yummy. I am going to have to try them. Thanks for sharing

JoLyn said...

He looks happy on his bike! Congrats Mike and Happy Birthday!

Dawn said...

Happy BDay, Michael J.!! You're a good cook Jenny J.!! Hmmm. . . . Enjoy you bike, Cycle Guy!!

nikki_ty said...

yum. I should not have read this post right before lunch. spaghetti sounds so unappealing now. :) I will have to try these! thanks!

I'm glad Mike likes his new bike!

Tanja said...

Happy Birthday Mike! Nice bike :-)
I've never made egg rolls but this looks easy enough! Thank you so much for sharing! You're the best!

Jenny said...

Thanks everybody. I hope you will try the egg rolls. Easy...but time consuming.

Mike does love his bike...but bad Washington day...Rain Rain Go Away...come back in the middle of the night!!

Anna Lisa said...

Hmmm, I'm thinking Egg Rolls would be the perfect refreshment for a certain
all-night-candy-fest held the 1st week of Dec.
You know...cut the sugar factor...

;) They look very YUMMY :)

Jenny said...

Good idea Anna Lisa. Depending on the stress level at Whoville that day, I might just bring them to that certain all-night-candy-fest.

everydayMOM said...

Wow! You ARE an amazing wife! Egg rolls intimidate me.

NICE Trek! I used to be a Trek owner, but my hubbie converted me over to Specialized. I still love Trek deep in my heart, though.

Jenny said...

EdayM~ I ride a specialized and love it. Mine is a Sequoia. What is yours?

Katie Jackson said...

Wow what a good wife you are. I saw Mike and Barry earlier when I was out walking, so I guess no big ride today :( I do like Anna Lisa's idea too. Count down for the next four months.

The Traveling Gublers said...

Jenny, the eggrolls looks so yummy!