December 4th – “You’ll face a strong opponent today. Its name will be hunger and it’ll attack sometime between lunch and dinner.”

It has been said that one can prepare for something, but not be ready for it.

In life, battles come in all shapes and sizes. Hunger/food addiction is not a joke, so I took this opponent seriously!

I prepared for my hunger attack by having a bag of popcorn at hand. I was surrounded by banana bread, peanut butter wafers, chocolate pretzels, and more things I didn’t need to eat. I held my ground and ate half the bag of popcorn. I was still hungry.

Luckily, dinner was extra early. We had homemade wonton soup and tuna sashimi. I am grateful everyday that I have access to such luxuries in life, so I do my best to cook all my meals.

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If you want to make your own, here’s my ridiculously easy recipe:

Pork Wontons

1 lb. of ground pork

4 tablespoons of oyster sauce

1 tablespoon soy sauce

½ can of water chestnuts, diced

1 package thin wonton wrappers

Some diced green onions for garnish

Your favorite greens

Chicken broth

 

Makes: A WHOLE LOTTA wontons. It will be way more than you need for one meal. These freeze well!

Directions:

  1. Mix pork, oyster sauce, soy sauce, and water chestnut together. Refrigerate for a few hours (best overnight to fully marinade)
  2. Take out wonton wrappers from frig. Let it thaw for about 30 minutes.
  3. Bring chicken broth to boil.
  4. Wrap the wontons and seal edges with some water. If the wrappers crack, warm each one up between your hands before using. Here are some tips for wrapping. Hong Kong Style is the easiest, but I do a variation of Chinese style.
  5. Boil wontons in chicken broth for about 7 to 10 minutes.
  6. When meat is cooked, add greens.
  7. Garnish with green onions.

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