Erica Lea on Sep 8th 2011
I have reconsidered publishing this post so many times. I’m usually too chicken to post anything so controversial. But I need to get this off my chest. Please note that I’m not trying to judge anyone - you have to do that for yourself.
So here goes my first rant…
Edit: Because it gave the wrong impression, I have decided to remove the intro to my post. I felt it was detracting from the heart of this discussion. My sincerest apologies for any hurt caused by my words.
Belittling your husband to anyone is low. Very low.
Our husbands are the people we are closest to. We share our deepest feelings with each other.
How would you feel if you found that your husband had been complaining about you to all his friends. Laughing at your bad days. Poking fun at your shortcomings. Would you be livid? So would I.
Somehow we think that we have the right tell the world how moronic we think our husbands/parents/siblings are. Now, I happen to be married to the most amazing man in the world, so I have no trouble singing his praises. But even if he was a jerk, I would have no right to tear him down in public. After all, I’m not perfect. I wouldn’t want him to tell everyone about my imperfections.
I’m not saying that I’ll never fall into that trap - I’m newly married and have many years of experience to go. But I hope with all my heart that if I do, I can be pulled out of it.
So the next time you feel like ratting your husband out, think about how you would feel if he did the same for you.
Cook him something he loves instead!
:: END OF RANT ::
Reuben loves egg rolls. Or most anything deep fried. I love this man.
Eggs rolls are one my favorite restaurant foods to make at home. So easy, yet so delicious.
I thought the filling could use a tad more salt. Next time I may add a little more soy sauce and perhaps a bit more ginger. Because I love ginger. A lot.
You can also bake these egg rolls in a 400 degree oven. Simply grease the pan a brush the tops of the egg rolls with oil. Bake 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.
Adapted from egg roll wraps package | Printable Page | Makes approximately 12 egg rolls
- Egg roll wraps, store-bought or homemade
- 1/2 lb. ground pork
- 1/2-1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
- 1 cup finely chopped cabbage
- 1/4 cup shredded carrot
- 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
- 1-2 tablespoons soy sauce
- Coconut oil, for frying
1) In a skillet set over medium heat, cook the pork until almost done. Add the ginger and continue to cook until the pork is no longer pink. Add the cabbage, carrots, and onions. Cook until the onions and cabbage are soft. Stir in the soy sauce. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary. Remove from heat.
2) Allow the mixture to cool slightly. Meanwhile, heat the oil over medium-high heat to 350 degrees. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
3) Fill each roll with 2-3 tablespoons of filling. Place filling diagonally on the wrap. Fold one corner over the filling, fold in the two sides. Moisten the top corner and fold over to seal.
4) Cook egg rolls in hot oil, turning occasionally, until golden, about 2-3 minutes. Place in a paper-towel lined pan in the oven to keep warm while you cook the rest.
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