Saturday, March 22, 2008

Jane and the Dragon

My girls and I adore this show!

Friday, March 21, 2008


These are a Japanese style pot sticker. We just love them. They are a little extra work but so worth it. Enjoy!

1 to 1 1/2 lbs ground pork
1 cup chopped cabbage
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp ginger
1 pkg won ton wrappers
Squirt bottle of water

Dipping Sauce-
1/2 cup rice vinegar
1/2 cup teriyaki sauce or soy sauce
1 tbsp (+or-) Asian chili-garlic sauce {how hot do you like it?}

Brown pork. Add seasonings and soy sauce. Add cabbage and carrots and cook until desired softness. Fill won ton wrappers with about 2 tsp of mixture or what ever you think will fit, using a little water will help seal the edges.{ I don't normally fold mine the way they are pictured but I bought a different brand and they were awful to work with. The brand I prefer is Azumaya. I fold them in a half circle.}

Heat a pan with a small amount of oil- 1 or 2 tbsp. When hot enough that water sizzles, place gouza in the pan. Using a lid as a shield squirt about six squirts of water and shut the lid. Let them pan steam for 2-3 minutes squirting again about half way through the time. Gouza will be done when they are brown and crispy on the bottom and transparent and soft on top.
We like to eat them with rice and stir fry veggies.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

How to Host a Murder- 50's style

Saturday, we had fun night at our friend's ( the Free's) house. They hosted a 50's themed 'How To Host a Murder' Party. This is a fun tradition that was started by our other friend's (the Moore's) that we do every year. The names are always fun. I was Evelyn C. (E.C) Leigh , former cheerleader who can't say 'no'. Garin was Rick C. Alcitrent, rebel with 'little cause?'. While we had sorrid pasts and plenty of motive, neither of us were the murder.
All of our kids,( two aren't even in the picture) had fun time eating good food, playing and staying up late.{ too bad the next day was day light savings and 9am church!} Check out Riley's 'lovely' face :)
My wonderful friends Mandy and Gretchen.
The Moore's, the Free's and Garin and Me.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

My First Digital Scrapbook Page!

I'm so excited to have done my first page! Thanks to Autumn's help and Garin's hours of tutoring in photoshop (thank you dear!). I just love having this option for scrapbooking. I can make mistakes, leave it out with getting 'help' from my kids, the possibilities are endless. One of my favorite things is that I got everything on the page (plus tons of other stuff) as FREEBIES from Digital Scrapbook Place!