Thursday, January 28, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
We loosely followed a recipe, using lots of vegetables. We chopped cabbage, yellow peppers, green onions, grated carrots, bean sprouts, water chestnuts and added it all to some cooked ground beef. After watching me roll up a couple, the kids gave it a try.
Using a pie making secret, we wet the corners of the egg roll squares with milk to make them stick and hold together better.
Once we had all the wrappers stuffed, you couldn't tell the difference between mine and the ones the kids created.
Lacking a deep fat fryer, we used a skilled with about an inch of oil. They cooked quickly and browned nicely. When it was all said and done, everyone enjoyed our first batch of egg rolls. The kids decided that next time we won't use meat and we need to add bigger pieces of carrots.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
Dot (so named because she has a big round brown dot/spot on her behind) was going for the fresh hay in the wagon and realized she could slip through the gate. She was out roaming the yard for a while and slipped back through the fence on her own as we watched.
This photo was taken after lunching at the trough - with a full belly. She was stuck. She was yelling. The kids and I had to go pull her through the gate and return her to the herd.
Thursday, January 07, 2010
Rikard recently earned his Bobcat Badge and chips (or segments) for law enforcement, whittling and collecting canned goods for a local food drive.
Before the boys could collect their whilttling chip, they had to recite a pledge. He basically promised to take care of the knife, treat it with respect and use it safely. HOWEVER - there is always a however with our son - he's already broken the tip off his knife, usually leaves it out in the shop and is constanly nagging us to get him a bigger knife so he can whittle bigger sticks.