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Rice Paper Rolls

22 Jul

Rice Paper Roll Ups

Talk about a fabulous low calorie treat.

This is it but be careful of a high calorie dipping sauce.

This is the first time I used rice paper and it is a little tricky but not hard.

Everything has to be prepared before you begin.

Lay out the rice paper.

Put warm water in a pie plate

Cut all your vegetables and line them up

All the vegetables have to be sliced thin

I used carrots, celery, cucumbers, avocado, basil leaves, green onions,  blanched green beans and raw spinach leaves.

My sister used seasoned ground pork, carrots, cucumbers and green onion

I will try shrimp with mixed Asian vegetables.

Anything can be a filling but don’t fill it too much because you have to bite into it.

Also make sure the filling is dry because it will melt the rice paper.

Dip the rice paper in the water for about ten to 15 seconds.

Place in the palm of your hand.

Put the filling in the middle and fold the sides up than fold the ends in to make a roll.

Place on a lettuce leaf because the rice paper is sticky and will stick to the plate.

It looks really pretty.

Serve with the carrot ginger dressing, Franks Chili sauce, Spicy vinegar, beau monde sauce or just plain soy sauce.

The rice paper gets hard if you make them a day ahead so try to make them fresh.

I first saw these on Pinterest and have been reinventing the roll.

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Steak Supper

19 May

Steak Supper

This is one of my favorite meals and so easy.

Start with a ribeye steak

olive oil

salt and pepper

Heat the grill

Brush the meat with the olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Place on the grill for two minutes and turn 1/4 turn to get the nice grill marks for another minute

Turn over and repeat the turning to get the grill marks.

Grill to you’re liking or you can take the steaks off the grill and finish cooking in the oven for six to eight minutes.

Remember the 228 post?

Make a baked potato in the microwave and then fill with a pat of butter, salt and pepper and sour cream.

Boil the corn.

Mix a quick salad of cucumbers, red peppers and vidalia onions. Dress with some balsamic dressing.

I also cut thin slices of Italian bread and spread it with blue cheese.

Then I toasted them in the toaster oven to melt the cheese.

Great meal for fathers day.

A Caesar salad or lettuce wedges with blue cheese dressing is really nice with the steak.