My mom only makes eggrolls @ Christmas time and every year she threatens that year will be the last year she makes them. I think that's her way of getting that reaction she loves oh so much from everyone, "Nooooo!! You can't stop making them, they are Soooooo goooood!" This year when she played that annual holiday card, I said, "Well, what if Christian wants to try them next year?" She then went silent and I knew I got her good (insert evil daughter laugh here).
This year, I actually made it in time to watch her do her eggroll magic. Usually by the time I make it over, she's already got "innerds" ready to go and I just help roll them. WHICH by the way, I'm the worst at eggroll rolling. My eggrolls always end up looking flat like a pillow and short like a nub. EVERY YEAR! My mom is nice about it though. She tells me every year, "You getting better." Every year though, same nubby pillow.
So A LOT goes into my moms Christmas eggrolls. She cooks everything seperate, the cabbage (after you cook the cabbage, you have to hand squeeze all the juice from it otherwise it would make the eggrolls soggy), vermicelli noodles, bean sprouts, carrots, beef, pork, onions. THEN you combine it all, add the "secret" seasoning, and let it all sit over night so all the flavorful deliciousness can combine and become one. Ha! Do you know I STILL do not know what the secret seasoning is??? My mom will be laying on her death bed and she'll wave me over with her limp hand and whisper it in my ear...and watch it be something like "add salt and pepper."
Just FYI, the best sauce for eggrolls is honey dijon mustard. We actually will buy honey mustard and dijon mustard seperately and combine to get it juuuuuust right :)
On a side note, Christian has discovered his tongue. This is
what our weekend consisted of. I'm surprised his tongue
didn't dry out, lol.