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Last week I made wontons and other goodies



My husband picked up some discounted wonton wrappers the other day at the grocery store so we thought we’d give it a go. They were surprisingly easy although a bit time consuming as I worked on perfecting my folding. Thanks to YouTube, I got the hang of it fairly quick.


I followed a pretty basic recipe and modified it a little.


1/2 lb. ground pork

2 cloves of garlic

1/3 c. diced onion

1 tsp. (or so) or grated ginger

2 Tbsp. of soy sauce

1 tsp. rice vinegar

1/4 tsp. sesame oil

1/4 tsp. salt

dash of pepper

1 tsp. cornstarch

Combine ingredients. Holding the wonton wrapper in one hand, scoop a small amount of pork mixture onto the wonton and fold as directed in this video.

For the soup:

5 c. of chicken broth

2 c. water

slices of ginger (as many as desired but two or three seems to lend some good flavour)

1/2 c. of chopped bok choy

1/4 c. of diced carrots

1/4 c. of diced onion

Combine ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, keeping soup on a low boil. Drop a few wontons in at a time and cook until no longer pink inside. Enjoy!

In other news, my boys play together!



This corner has been a great spot for my boys to play during these cold and wet winter days. The shelf seen in the photo was given to us by dear friends as well as the parkade which seems to be Shae’s number one play item next to his kitchen (also given to us by mentioned friends, geez they are good to us!). This room is right next to the kitchen so I can cook or clean while they play and make sure the little on isn’t getting anything too small in his mouth.

The boys and I stayed over a couple nights in the city this past week with my brother and his family. Shae adores his older cousin, Abi who is six. I was missing my camera for too many cute moments but here’s one shot of the three cousins together.


And the final highlight of my last week – a girls’ night out for which I got all dolled up (thanks to earrings and dress lent to me by my sister-in-law). Pretty sure the last time I got that dressed up was at my husband’s work Christmas party not last year, but the year before, and I was four months pregnant. So all in all, a pretty decent week. 🙂



Author: whenwewereyoung...

A stay at home mom of two boys under two, love TED talks, swing dancing and of course, writing. When we were young is my sharing of motherhood, the beautiful, the ugly, the happy, the sad and the world my boys are growing up in.

4 thoughts on “Last week I made wontons and other goodies

  1. The chance to get out with good girl friends is always exciting! My husband says we stay out later and later every time my group of friends gets together, but we only get out together once every six months, so we have a lot to catch up on. 🙂
    Isn’t it nice once the babies start to play together. I’ve enjoyed watching my boys learn to play together.

  2. I must try your recipe,I love wontons. The pictures were great, glad you had a good time in town. I’m dog sitting next week in Sechelt,I’ll call you. Love nana.

    Sent from my iPad


  3. You look very beautiful, but then again you always do. I am so happy that you had the chance to dress up and be yourself. Being a mom is hard, moments like these are precious. You are a gorgeous woman inside and out. ❤

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