30 hand wrapped Thai Spring Rolls, no problem

Sometimes I get this crazy idea to cook (usually when Tim is "unavailable" and what I like to call "unwilling"), so when I do, why am I never inspired for a simple pasta dish or a creative salad.. why do I choose complicated recipes and complex foreign cuisine... for example my latest attempt to, oh you know, make 30 fresh Thai spring rolls for a cocktail party later that night. Of course, not realizing that half the battle would be to find rice paper.. I was pretty confident that other crazies as myself (and/or local Thailander's) demand for rice paper would be enough to at least supply one pack in normal big box grocery stores. Nope and unfortunately I wasted quite a bit of time walking around the grocery store(s) isles with unhelpful sales people trying to locate (non existent) rice paper. After hitting up TWO Asian market stores, that were sold out of rice paper (???), my iphone gave me the bad news that there was one more local Asian specialty shop in the heart of the Oxnard ghetto. Was it worth my life and my new passenger side window to venture to this random hole in the wall market for rice paper? It's hard to know if you are just being dramatic (usually the case with me) or if really, it is unsafe.. I ended up taking the risk (and living to type about it). I got the goods and ended up buying a lifetime supply of rice paper (preventative measures). In the end the rolls didn't take to long to make, tasted so good (!!!), and got snatched up quick at the party ... now I just need a good peanut sauce recipe to accompany.


  1. Annett12:43 AM

    yummy! sounds and looks good. I have a Thai cookbook with a peanut sauce recipe...want me to send it over? I have no idea if it's good. Actually, I don't really know if there is a "good" and "bad" peanut sauce. Let me know.

  2. YES, please! Email to to me when you have a moment! Other good vegetarian items in that book of yours?! Thanks Annett!

  3. Debbie4:58 PM

    Yum! Thanks for the tip on the rice paper. I have a recipe sitting on my counter now to make them. There are lots of Asian markets in SD! It has a yummy recipe with them. Do you want it?


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