Hey y’all! Remember, last month when I introduced you to the #BlogFilmFood series featuring some of my favorite bloggers’ recipes and the movie Steel Magnolias? Well, this month (the third Friday of each month), it’s my turn to host!
There are SO many great movies out there to choose from! Last year, I got on a kick of sharing some of my favorite movies that I watched when I was a kid with my own kids for our family movie nights. We watched E.T., The Sound of Music , Shaggy Dog and even That Darn Cat (which they thought was hilarious!) They were all hits but one of our favorites was The Karate Kid (original version, although we did like the remake a lot too!) Not only is this just a great movie all around what we like about it is how Mr. Miyagi teaches Daniel how to set a goal overcome adversity and how to work hard to make it happen. As a parent, what I like about it is how sometimes Daniel does not understand Mr. Miyagi’s methods, but in the end he recognizes that he really does know what he’s doing. Sometimes I feel like my kids may think that about my husband and I and I hope that someday they will realize the lessons we teach them really do have a purpose.
So in keeping with the theme of #BlogFilmFood, I’m bringing you a dish that fits in with the theme of the movie’s setting: Asian (martial arts) and California (where Daniel and his mom move). Remember the idea of our #BlogFilmFood is to create a virtual potluck so that you can hopefully be inspired to host one of your own with your own friends!
My recipe is for Easy Shrimp and Pork Spring Rolls. As I’ve mentioned before, we’re big fans of Asian food and my kids have learned to make homemade pad thai and make it often enough they can practically do it on their own!
My husband and kids actually make these Easy Shrimp and Pork Spring Rolls more often than I do! They’ve modified them just a bit from traditional rolls. The ingredients (pork mainly) are simpler than some other versions and with just a little bit of practice, they’ve gotten really good at rolling the rolls. You’ll probably be surprised how easy they are to make!
Sorry, I don’t have any step-by-step photos of how to roll them. I was in a bit of a rush to get the photos taken and didn’t have time to do that but you can check on YouTube for some videos. Just search for “Vietnamse Spring Rolls” and you’ll find a few!
Find some inspiration from my fellow #BlogFilmFood bloggers here:
◦Kathy from Penney Lane Kitchen is sharing her Flank Steak Kabobs recipe.
◦Kelley from The Grant Life is bringing Caramel Banana Wontons.
◦Kirsten from Kirsten Oliphant shares her Lettuce Wraps recipe.
◦Jessica from Family Fun Journal is bringing Homemade Sesame Candy.
◦Kristi from Mom’s Confession is sharing her Chicken Lo Mein.
◦Miranda from Involuntary Housewife is dishing up her Blueberry Cheesecake Egg Rolls.