Friday, August 01, 2008

Recipe Fun Friday- Chinese

This week I made several chinese themed recipes. I'm going to leave the links to the recipes, and also note what I did differently.

The first recipe is Baked Egg Rolls. I left out all the veggies but the carrots, and added 1.5 cups of shredded purple cabbage. I turned them over halfway through the cooking time so that both sides would brown. We liked them so much that I'm planning on making a big batch of them to put in the freezer.
The next recipe is Sweet and Sour Chicken. This was delicious! I don't consider myself a big chinese food fan, but this won me over. I left out the green peppers, and added about a cup of baby bella mushrooms. SO good! *EDIT I used apple cider vinegar for this recipe. The recipe just says vinegar, but I thought the apple cider would give it the best taste.

I figured I might as well try my hand at fortune cookies. I read hints from several places on forming these, as I've been told they're a little tricky to make. Mine weren't perfect, but I was happy enough with them. The Professor had fun writing out fortunes for the insides like "You are going to be abducted by aliens." I bet you never found that inside a fortune cookie before;)

All together now
I really enjoyed trying out these new recipes, and I will definitely be adding them to our family favorites file.

To join Recipe Fun Friday, just stop by Nikki's and link up.
Have a great weekend!


Niki said...

I miss chinese food so much but I don't miss the preservatives and cost. I like trying recipes that others have given the thumbs up. Thanks and I may have to do a Chinese night myself.

Nikki said...

Did you know that your link isn't working?

You're more adventurous than I am. I stick to good ole American food. Maybe I will try your sweet and sour chicken, though.

Laura said...

Ooh, that looks good! We love Chinese food, but I've never tried to make it myself. I'll have to add those to my menu plan after we move!

Nikki said...

I'll have to say you must be a pretty good cook to be able to cook Chinese food. Looks really good!!

Angela said...

I LOVE Chinese food. I'll definitely have to try these recipes!!