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. 🙂