Hi there! Happy Thursday! It is so muggy and gross outside today! Not a pleasant day to be outside at all! I’m glad that I am working indoors. Ick. Anyway, I absolutely loved hearing about all of your goals for the next 10 years in my post from yesterday. It seems like quite a few of you want to become a published author! I think that is incredible! I will most definitely look for all of your books! :) I want autographed copies, by the way.
So yesterday I was really excited about making dinner! When Mike and I went to the supermarket on Monday night, I picked up Egg Roll wrappers. I’ve always wanted to use them before but I guess I was intimated by them and thought it would be hard to make. That was when I saw on Kristen from Iowa Girl Eat’s blog that she made Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls. They looked pretty simple to make. So I thought I would try my own version of them for dinner last night! Let me tell you right now, buy egg roll wrappers and make some of your own! These are amazing!
Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls
Fat-free Ranch Dressing
Egg Roll Wrappers
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. The night before, I put some boneless skinless chicken breasts in the crockpot to cook. Then once they were done I shredded them and tossed them in some buffalo sauce.
Take an egg roll wrapper and wet all four corners with water or else they won’t stick. It’s easier if you use a brush to do this. Squirt a little ranch dressing down the middle of the egg roll. Then add a spoonful of the chicken mixture with buffalo sauce on it. Start rolling your egg roll. Start wrapping it like a burrito and then fold in the ends. Bake for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through.
These wrappers ended up being VERY tiny! I thought they were the bigger ones. So if you are looking to make mini-egg rolls like I did, then use these. Otherwise, look for the regular size egg roll wrappers.
These were SO good! Mike and I absolutely loved them! They would be perfect appetizers for a party or even as a meal, like Mike and I had last night. Either way, they make for a fun dinner! I can’t wait to try making other types of egg rolls. I must start using the wrappers quickly because I have so many left and I don’t want them to go bad! Have you ever made egg rolls before? What are your favorite kind to make?
To go along with yesterday’s post of asking you where you see yourself in 10 years. I wanted to question all of you once more. What do you do for a living? If you are still in school studying, what are you studying to be?
When I was applying for college, I was so adamant about majoring in Theater. It was all that I wanted to do. I didn’t put much thought into anything else. I obviously didn’t think of what I was going to do with a Theater degree. All I wanted to do was be on stage and perform. I never had intentions of teaching Theater. So I ended up at a University in North Jersey majoring in their Musical Theater program. I love learning about musical theater so much. My first semester was great. The second semester came around and I was confused. I didn’t know what I wanted to do. I didn’t think much of it. My sophomore year, I decided that being a Theater major wasn’t going to do anything for me. I can’t remember if I switched my major or added a minor, it was a long time ago. So I added Communications.
I enrolled in Communications courses and took Theater courses. I decided that I should really go into Broadcast Journalism. I wanted to be an anchor for the news. That school didn’t have what I wanted to do and I was unhappy there so I transferred schools. I ended up transferring to the University that I graduated from, where I met Mike. At that school, I majored in Communications specializing in Radio & TV with a minor in Theater. All of those years of Theater courses were pretty much a waste especially since I decided to minor in it. I took so many classes in a short period of time so that I could graduate, “on time.” I spend countless hours in the television studio editing video and filming. It was very stressful. I also started anchoring the news on campus. That was what I thought I wanted to do.
So the end of Senior year, I was applying for jobs like crazy in television. Then I landed where I am today. For personal reasons, I am not going to discuss too much where I work or what I do. I will say that it does involve television. Is this a career for me? No, this is a job. I am so confused with what I want to do career wise. I think that I never allowed myself to explore different options or different career paths when I was in school. I just kept focusing so much on Theater or being in front of a camera. Don’t get me wrong, I would love to still be in front of the camera, maybe not singing, maybe cooking.
I discovered my love for event planning when I started planning random events for people on my team. I am known as my team’s “Event Planner.” I eventually signed up for an online course to become a certified Wedding Planner. So I am now certified but I haven’t really done much with it. I found a passion for cooking once I moved in with Mike. I loved experimenting in the kitchen with different foods. I was cooking up a storm and I still cook like that. I think event planning and cooking are where my passions lie. It’s just hard for someone to give me a chance to do what I want to do. I am hopeful that one day I will be completely happy with my career and that I will do what I want to do. I am not going to give up. So I say, if you have dreams, go for them! Don’t let yourself or anyone hold you back!
Well on that note, I suppose I should get back to work now. Have a good day!
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