Small Dice Challenge: Spring Rolls and Chicken Wings

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I was grocery shopping when I came across the above.  I always love ordering Vietnamese spring rolls when I go out to Vietnamese restaurants, so I wanted to see if I could make them at home.  I remembered that I had bought shrimp meat a couple of days ago and figured I could use that instead of the big pieces one may usually find in them.  After all, I am on a budget.  Also, I had a slaw mix that I used to make egg rolls a few days before that needed to be used.  What can I say, I like my rolls.  So, I got to work fryin’ up some shrimp meat.

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After my meat was cooked, I used warm water to soften the wrappers, because they were like paper.  This was the most annoying process ever.  I tore each and every one.

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Some of my rolls ended up having more than one wrapper, because I would tear it as I rolled then I would just throw another wrapper on top to cover the hole.  They came out okay though.

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A little awkward to eat though.  My daughter thought they were too sticky…

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…so she tore them apart and just ate the shrimp.

Next, I made some chicken wings.  I put salt and pepper on them and baked at 350° for about 30 minutes.  While it was baking, I made a sauce.  I used soy sauce, honey, and the very last squirt of my spicy brown mustard.  When the chicken was done, I just mixed it all up in a bowl.

And it came out delicious.  My picky husband even approved, and I may just open my own Wings and more franchise.  IMG_20160420_205548

Author: HungryEyes

I am a mother of two married to a Pastry Cook. I have worked in restaurants in various positions, but ended up as a teacher. Since having my last child, though, I am a stay-at-home mom trying to survive by cooking from home. I have never been someone who could open the fridge and whip up meals willy-nilly, but have been inspired by watching reruns of Chopped this summer. My post Small Dice is an ode to the show and, also, a challenge to myself to become a better cook and a more efficient mom. In addition, I love movies and music. I will be harassed throughout this blog for my love of Doris Day and Billy Idol, because they will be sure to come up, but I don’t care, it’s nothing new for me. https://youtu.be/-sYKI4A3uhc

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