or so he claims to be ;) Gar says he's Cantonese (since we're married he gets to acquire another ethnicity, awesome) and since I've taught him a few words in Vietnamese and he also eats it like a mad man, he is now also Vietnamese...crazy how you could never tell looking at him ;)
The other night I decided to stop spending money out eating at our favorite local Vietnamese restaurant (at least for one night) and make Fresh Spring Rolls! So I guess this post is pretty much how to make those, as long as you live in close proximity to an Asian market, and how you can save about 85% on avoiding a restaurant bill!
I asked Jaeden if he'd help before his daddy got home but this is what he decided to do instead.
I decided to start cooking on my own since someone wanted to try out a new Olympic sport instead. I went to the Asian market the weekend before and already got these items beforehand:
Rice vermicelli noodles: $1.19
Vietnamese fish sauce (Nuoc Mam): $2.29
Hubs was pretty thrilled to play kind-of chef when he got home. So, he grabbed his 2 liter of Diet Dr Pepper (no glass needed) and went to town!
So dinner cost about $5! It's a fun and easy dinner to make that even kids would love and you can change around the sauces to your liking too I'm sure. When I'm with my family we like to have a hot pot and cook our own meats too like one big, spling-loll, eatin' family!
AND we also tried out a recipe (idea from my pal Steph) to make cauliflower crust pizza this weekend! I used this recipe from Slender Kitchen and was pretty surprised how easy it was!
For the 1st attempt, the pizza was a small one: lunch-sized
Tonight I'm going to try another one and blend broccoli into it! Yay for non-starchy & veggie-packed pizza!
This New Wifey is trying to cook more and at least doing it 3 times a week which is pretty darn good considering how late we work and how early I wake up. Hubs is super understanding, though, so that's always a plus...he never turns down leftovers ;)
Monday's workout: 45 minutes of strength circuit training (incl 400m repeats) w/TRX class too
Today the doom and gloom of the rain outside had me pretty sleepy in my cubicle
jail desk most of the day until I took my dinner break to workout.
pink shoes = wake up Kat, let's do this!
OH, and I'm pretty stoked we cleaned so much this weekend we even made some money at a local thrift shop that buys used clothes...cha ching!
More money for workout stuff....or make up....
or stuff for the new place << the responsible answer ;)
How was your Monday? Was it Manic??