Monday, January 19, 2009

I've been hiding...oh and a recipe

Anyone miss me? did! Thanks...I've missed all of you as well!!

I'm sure you figured out why I haven't been around. Yep, the damn yearbook has consumed my 3 day weekend. But, I haven't let it get to has actually been fun! I'm working on all the ads and the baby photo layouts. The worst part is scanning all the photos to my computer; then putting them on the yearbook website. The end is near...

I did take a break from time to time and clean my house. I went grocery shopping and even went to the gym Saturday & Sunday!!! YAY! I plan on going this afternoon, too!

I needed a little stress reliever Saturday night. Baking always relaxes me...but um hello...trying to lose this weight and baking just ain't gonna work right now. So I decided to make Lumpia. I decided to take photos and share the recipe with all of you! I recall some of you asking for this recipe when I did my letter "L" post.


1 pound ground turkey (you can use pork if you prefer)
1 giant fist size baby carrots
8 cloves garlic
1 cup green onions
1 (8oz) can water chestnuts
1/2 cup bean sprouts
2 eggs
3/4 cup tamari (soy sauce)
2 tsp. sugar
2 pkgs. spring roll shells
1 tbsp. flour
1/3 cup water
peanut oil for frying

Finely chop your carrots, garlic, onions, water chestnuts and bean sprouts.
Add the chopped veggies to the ground turkey....and smash and stir with your hands!! Add the eggs & sugar and continue to squeeze and smash. See where it can relieve some stress... it's fun to play with food. Ok, sorry. Add the tamari and make sure it is all combined evenly. Put in fridge for 30 minutes.
looks gross I know....but all together it's yummo!

Take out your spring roll packages from the freezer at this time to thaw.
Prepare your "sealant" take the 1 tbsp. flour and 1/3 cup water and mix.

Wrap the Lumpia- about 2 tablespoons mixture on wrap close to edge nearest you. Fold over and pull towards you tight

2. fold over sides making sure to seal with sealant.
3. Roll up to 1/2 inch left...seal with sealant and finsh the roll.

Fry in peanut oil for about 4-5 minutes.

These Lumpia in photo were a little fatter than I usually make them. For some reason the first few I roll are always fatter. Make sure you dip them in some kind of dipping sauce. We love sweet chili can get it at any chinese market.

You can freeze Lumpia...I put in ziploc freezer bags and seperate the pieces with parchment paper.


April said...

Hi Betty...

We've been missing you around here! Sounds like your yearbook stuff is coming along and you can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel! Woo hoo!

I have never heard of Lumpia, so I'm very intrigued! They sound good! Have a terrific Monday!!! ♥

Sandy Toes said...

Wow...those look great! A lot of chopping but they look like they are worth it all!!!

Glad to hear your yearbook stuff is coming along!!! Have a great Monday!
-sandy toe

heathersister said...

Of course we missed you! I wanted to leave a comment on your last post, but I knew you were working in that yearbook and didn't want to tempt you to blog.

Glad you are back and glad you enjoyed that nasty looking shit made over the weekend. Sorry. I might try it if you made it for me but I don't think I could make that. On second thought, I don't think I could even try it. 8 cloves of garlic. I would die for sure. I can't even eat garlic bread.

Have a good week!

heathersister said...

and you know when people tell you that shit you made looks great and sounds good, they are lying.

All in fun. You know I love you. lol

angi_b72 said...

i was wondering what happened to you! Just think you are all that much closer to being done with it!

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

It's not garlicky at all!! It's a Filipino egg roll.

You crack me up!! I really needed that laugh!!!

Susie said...

I did miss you:-) I am glad to hear that the project is moving along well:-)

As for the recipe...Yummo!!

Aubrey said...

I figured that's where you disappeared to! I'm glad the yb is coming along!

Holy Garlic Batman! But mmmmm...looks delish! Well, not the filling. The finished product. LOL

Betty said...

Yes we missed you! Those Lumpia look yummy! Will have to try them sometime, except we don´t have ground turkey around here. But I guess you could use any kind of meat.
Hope you finish your year book soon and we get to see what it looks like!

Joy in the Burbs... said...

We've missed you. Oh, The all consuming yearbook!
Glad your starting to see the light at the end of the Jostens tunnel.
That recipe looks pretty good. I may have to give that a try one of these days
How many do you usually get from this recipe?


natalie said...

Mrs. Betty!

I'M ENGAGED!!!! I will call you soon & let you know about all of the details, but I would LOVE for you, Mr. John, Meg, & Tori to be at my wedding. I'LL CALL YOU SOON!! Love you!


Jenny and the Princess Peonies said...

I kind of fell off the planet too...But I did miss you!

That recipe looks so yummy!

MarciaBrady said...

Glad you've been having fun with the yearbook! I'm glad it's almost done! I was feeling for ya.

I might have to try those minus the carrots and sprouts. Not a big fan of those! But, I do love garlic!!!

Tori said...

mmm those look so good this time!
wish i was there to eat a few : )
love you!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Phew! That yearbook is crazy! Good luck getting finished! :)

Pamela said...

OH yum! Do you think I could use egg roll wrappers w/ these? I have some in my fridge. :)

Pamela said...

Thanks Betty!

Jill said...

Sounds Yummy! Yummy! Yummy! I have never tried chili sauce.. I printed this recipe out.. I have to give it a try.


Melody said...

Of course you were missed!

Mmmmm! Those look yummy! And they seem pretty easy to make. Maybe I'll have to try it some weekend.

Anonymous said...

K, I gotta admit the lumpia filling on the uncooked spring roll wrap before you rolled it looked a little like baby crap but I've had lumpia before and do know it's really good. I'm sure yours was delish!

Joy in the Burbs... said...

You're not going to believe what we had for dinner tonight. Thanks for the inspiration. I made lumpia and we loved it. I put in some cabbage and green bell pepper and didn't do the onions or bean sprouts. (Buster won't eat onions) I did the rest of it just as you listed.
My girls loved it and they had no idea they were eating vegetables. They just thought it was meat in there. It made a ton. I have to go buy more wrappers so I can roll more and freeze them.
Thanks for the recipe.


WheresMyAngels said...

So do you pan fry them or deep fry them. I am horrible at pan frying, but I used to deep fry. Now if it isn't in a spray can, I typically won't do it.

Pennies In My Pocket said...

Hey, you could have been like me and take 3 weeks off! hahaha Welcome back!

I cannnnnot wait to try this recipe! It looks and sounds SO fabulous! Thanks for giving me the heads up that you posted it. I've had the hardest time playing catch up on everyone's blogs! :)


elims, Chuang Kuang Hong said...

That must be very very delicious!!

good one~~