Before anything else, let me tell you something. I showed this picture to 2 people and they both said they didnt like the thread in the picture. Come to think of it, even I didnt like it much. But I felt so lazy to take photos again and may be in my defense I can say I dont quite like the idea of a satin ribbon around spring rolls. Satin ribbon looks pretty around cakes, right? Anyways, hope you are ok with it. So now shall we move on?
Update: I got mixed reaction through comments & mails about the thread that is wrapped over the spring rolls. Some of you liked it and some of you didnt. However one of my reader's Nishya, sent me an email other day. She wrote “Since you wrote in the blog that u were lazy to take another snap, I changed it using photoshop… Hope you liked it…”. Thank you so much dear, for taking time to do this for me, appreciate it a lot :). You can see the picture below.
Sometime back we gave a surprise visit to an uncle & aunty. Since we met them after a long time, they insisted that we should join them for lunch. What intended to be a surprise for them turned out to be a surprise for us when we saw the lavish spread for lunch at such a short notice. Personally I was kinda feeling bad about myself because it would take me at least 1 whole day to cook such a spread. So while I was helping her to set the table I casually asked her how she managed such a spread without any notice. Now her answer kind of surprised or should I say ‘shocked' me. She said all non veg items were cooked almost a year ago and frozen. I was dumbstruck! Yeah I know people do freeze things, even I do that, but still freezing a curry for a year!!! But later I discovered my shock was nothing compared to Jose's.
After hearing about the freezer story, I suddenly had a new found respect for vegetables and decided to be a veggie for the day and somehow I wanted to tell Jose too. But I didnt get a chance. During lunch, as usual Jose focused only on the non veg stuff and he particularly liked the prawns. So he was asking aunty to teach me how to make that prawns curry. That time she happened to mention the freezing part to Jose while serving him a huge portion of prawns. I really wish I had a camera with me to capture the “horror” look on Jose's face at that time ;).
Ok, please dont get me wrong. I'm not against freezing food stuff. But somehow freezing a curry for more than a year is a bit scary for me. I do freeze stuff like cutlets and raw meat and all, but I do it only for a month or so. Recently I happened to see a forum where somebody asked whether it is safe to use blueberries which they had frozen 4 or 5 years ago!! After I read that, the first thing I did was to run to my fridge and do a quick spring cleaning. I guess Nowadays we tend to dump so many stuff in the fridge and completely forget about it (just like stuffing the wardrobe with new clothes ;) ). Basically I'm kind of person who doesnt like the fridge to be crowded at all. Unless I have some guests coming, I usually keep it less crowded. What about you? Do you freeze a lot of stuff and for how long?
Now if you are wondering whats the connection between frozen food & the spring rolls? Yeah, there is a small connection, you can freeze it ;). Now, please dont give me that look. I'm just suggesting you know… I have seen many kids enjoying nuggets so much. I think this sure comes handy if they get bored of nuggets or if you want to replace it with some homemade stuff.. I got this recipe from Shab's place. I've bookmarked many recipes from her place and wanted to make this for a long time. I finally made it sometime back and we loved it. Thanks Shabs for such a wonderful recipe. I like the way she writes her recipes, she explains it very well and to the detail, you cant go wrong with it. I used chicken for the filling but you can use beef also. I've used the same filling for my stuffed buns too.