Monday, January 5, 2009

Crab Rangoon & my first ever Giveaway!!!

Tonight's supper was very easy. It was a premade frozen shrimp stir-fry and crab rangoons. The stir-fry was actually a pack I had bought about a month ago and the crab rangoons were made by sister-in-law and I in September. They were very easy to make. All you need is some cream cheese, imitation crab meat, wonton wrappers, green onion, and an egg. Let the cream cheese soften then toss in some shredded imitation crab and the chopped greens from a couple green onions. Mix well. Beat the egg in a small bowl. Place a spoonful of mixture in the center of a wonton wrapper. Brush egg around the edges of the wonton wrapper. Fold the wonton wrapper in half so it forms a triangle. Make sure it is sealed well. Then deep fry till golden brown. You can warm these up in either the microwave (approximately 1 minute and 30 seconds) or place on a cookie sheet and warm at 400 degrees for a few minutes. They will be a little crispy, but are not near as crispy as when you first make them. Serve with sweet and sour sauce or Oriental chili sauce - which is what we like.

Today's tip: Well, it's more of an environmental tip. I don't know about you but I hate carrying a dozen plastic bags when I leave the store. Often there are only a few items in each one. The best investment I have made is in reusable bags. They are typically a dollar each and my local grocer even gives me a $0.05 credit for each bag I bring in and reuse at the store (per visit). I can guarantee that I have already used my bags more than the 20 times needed to get my money back. The best part is that you can fit TONS of stuff in these bags and the ones that I have also have the longer straps so I can actually carry them on my shoulder. And I am keeping a plastic bag from the landfill or blowing around town in the wind!

**************Now for a Bloggy Giveaway**************

As part of a promotional piece to get people to sign up for my blog I am going to give away 5 reusable bags to 5 lucky people! To be in the drawing you must sign up to be a follower on my blog. (The people currently signed up will automatically be in the drawing.) I know there are some lurkers - which I love and do often with other blogs! But sign up! Get in the drawing for a free bag! And you can read about my glorious life! How much better can it get????

Results from the drawing will posted Friday evening around 7pm CST.


Miriam said...

Cool! Congrats on the giveaway :) I'm glad I'm already signed up and in the contest ;P I do love my reusable bags, but have been bad lately and forgetting to take them. Maybe that should be one of my resolutions for '09 ?

Liz said...

I've been putting them back in the car when I'm done unbagging everything. Otherwise I forget too!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good giveaway, but following doesn't work for me, since I am not on blogger, but livejournal. I mean, I can sign up, but I'll never see it on my dashboard. The google alert works perfectly though, so I'm happy. =)

We bought a bag at the Fresh and Easy store, actually it was free with a coupon when they first opened. I find it handy for lots of things besides groceries, too. Like carrying my CQ stuff to the club meetings!

Liz said...

I LOVE my reusable bags! I use them so much - they have definitely paid for themselves!