Monday, June 20, 2011

Happy Father's Day, Ben!

We had so much fun celebrating our first Father's Day with a child in mind!
I realized during the day that Mother's Day is about the thought and gifts, Father's Day is about the food. Thus....


Buttermilk Pancakes for breakfast with 100% pure MI Maple Syrup
(A gift from his parents which we opened for the first time this morning.  Ben has really been looking forward to this!)

PS- He actually made breakfast for me! He usually has a leadership meeting an hour before church so we drive in separately, but yesterday they canceled the meeting so he came home, all dressed, and made pancakes while I got ready! Thanks, Hon!

Homemade vegetable egg rolls!
We have made these before and loved them, but I couldn't find the recipe this time.  We made up our own, and it was great!
  • Cabbage head
  • 2-4 large carrots
  • Onion
  • Soy Sauce
  • Ginger
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Wonton wrappers
  • Glass of water
  • Slice desired amount of cabbage across entire head to shred (about 3 cups) and put in a mixing bowl.
  • Grate carrots with a potato peeler and add to bowl. 
  • Thinly slice desired amount of onion and add to bowl. 
  • Pour a few squirts of soy sauce and a few shakes of ginger in the bowl and stir around to coat. 
  • Lightly cook entire contents of bowl in a skillet, turning for even cooking, until wilted. 
  • Place wonton wrappers in front of you, add a couple tbs. of vegetable mix to the center
  • Wet your fingers in the glass of water and touch against the edge of the wrapper. 
  • Fold the wrapper up, on each side, and down to completely cover the inside. 

(Ben is the best at this.  If the wrappers aren't really tight, some leftover cooking liquid
may come out of the edges into the oil... bad news!)

  • Drop into medium-heated oil and turn until cooked on all sides
  • Enjoy!

We really enjoyed making these together and eating them outside in our backyard (before we move away from it....) It was a perfect Sunday and Father's Day activity/ lunch!


I have been advised to gain lots of weight during my pregnancy, so I keep track of the calories I eat every day.  I have been way below the recommended daily amount, so our diet has had to adjust a little to our current... situation

AKA: We are no longer strict vegetarians. 

Every couple of days (still trying to keep it all in moderation...) we have meat as part of a meal, so Saturday we made a trip to the grocery store to get a pack of bratwurst and deli sub rolls for a special Father's Day dinner.  There is nothing more sad to me right now than eating just two bratwurst of a pack of 5 alone in our disaster of a house, so we were welcomed over to our friends' house for a joint Father's Day dinner!

Ben did the cooking while Adam cleaned some dishes... Nice!

We just love our great friends, Ann and Adam.  Thanks for being so welcoming and understanding to us while we've been going through all our life changes and packing mess!

to the amazing *almost* daddy I married, and all the wonderful men and fathers in our lives! 

1 comment:

  1. Happy Father's Day to Ben! Sounds like a very fun celebration. And now I'm craving egg rolls. :-)


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