I’d like everyone . . .

to mark your calendars for yesterday.  Because that is the day that not only did I do all the laundry – I dried it, and get this!  I actually folded it all and put it all away! You see, I am the type of person who throws laundry in, realizes two days later that I actually washed laundry, it kind of smells since its been sitting for two days, then washes it all over again.  But that time I’ll remember to put it in the dryer – only to realize two days later that the black pants I’ve been looking for are now all wrinkled from sitting in the dryer – then I end up damping a towel wet, throwing that in the dryer hoping that it will take the wrinkles out so I don’t have to iron! 😀

I know April will be proud of me – but I am only doing laundry for two – not her huge family!  For the record, Hannah’s hated how I’ve done laundry since about the age of 8, wherein she took the responsibility of washing her own clothes. 😀

Breakfast yesterday was a low carb wrap, 1/4 cup egg beaters, sauteed red pepper, two slices of center cut bacon and 1 cup of blackberries.

It was an icky day outside – kinda cold, sprinkly – but a perfect day to stay inside to cook!  I made a chicken soba noodle salad for my lunch today (you’ll have to come back tomorrow for that recipe!) 😀  Later in the week I am making a Korean spicy tofu stew, but wanted to accessorize it somehow.  My idea was to make wontons on the side, but my grocery store only had egg roll wrappers – so egg rolls it became!

Chicken and Vegetable Egg Rolls (Each Egg Roll: 197 calories, 3.4 fat, 27.7 carbs, 1.3 fat and 13.2 protein.

Ingredients  (printer friendly version here)

2 ounces baby spinach
4 ounces broccoli slaw
4 ounces bean sprout
2 1/2 ounce broccoli
2 tablespoon rice vinegar
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
2 teaspoon soy sauce
2 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon chili sauce
1 teaspoon peanut butter
2 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
5 ounce water chestnut
9 ounces cooked ground chicken
9 egg roll wrappers


  1. Cook ground chicken breasts until cooked through. Remove and let cool.
  2. Once cool – add all ingredients to food processor and chop until course. Fill each wonton wrapper with 3 ounces of mixture.
  3. Seal with water and deep fry until golden brown – about 3 minutes.

it wasn't spicy enough, so I added dots of sriracha!

Then I added the cooked ground chicken and water chestnuts, and just pulsed until coarse.

It just so happened that my filling weighed in at 27 ounces, so I divided by 9 egg rolls, so each egg roll got 3 ounces of filling.

Start by putting your filling in the bottom 1/4 of wonton wrapper – be sure to wet the sides before rolling up – this way it won’t split in the fryer.

It took me about 5 minutes to wrap all 9.

Because our deep fryer holds the perfect temp, these were not greasy at all – they only cooked for about 3-4 minutes total.

I cooked them in batches of three – you don’t want to overcrowd, otherwise the temperature drops and that’s when you’ll get greasy food.

let rest on paper towels

so crispy 😀

Since I had such a late breakfast, one of these egg rolls became my lunch!  I drizzled with Thai Garlic sauce – only 5 calories a tablespoon!  Have you tried to make your own egg rolls before?

delicious!! crispy on the outside, tender and spicy on the inside!

So for dinner I did end up making my blackened chicken pizza!!

For the sauce:  1/4 cup tomato sauce, mixed with 1 tablespoon Green jalapeno Tabasco and 1 diced pickled jalapeno chopped:

I diced up half a link of this sausage:

I sauteed 2.4 ounces of the blackened chicken and since the sausage was already cooked, just put that on in the last minute to heat it up.

I decided to make a whole wheat version of my no rise pizza dough:

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 package yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt

This made a one pound loaf, so I divided it into four sections – one for my pizza last night and then refrigerated the other three for most likely breakfast pizza later in the week! 😀  Each 4 ounce portion is 233 calories, .7 fat, 48 carbs, 2.1 fiber and 7.1 protein.

I decided to top with cheddar cheese instead of mozzarella, and added 1/4 cup canned black beans – before going into oven:


can I tell you how much I loath our flourescent lighting in our kitchen?

I then shredded some lettuce for the top.  At first I didn’t think it was spicy enough, but the extra kick from the sausage did the trick!

My pizza for one: 392 calories, 56 carbs, 44 protein, 19.9 fat nd 5.2 fiber

And later in the evening I snacked on one ounce of peanuts while watching Celebrity Apprentice – its our one reality t.v. show guilty pleasure!

170 calories, 6 carbs, 7 protein, 14 fat and 2 fiber

Stats for Sunday:

  • no exercise, unless you call laundry exercise! 😀
  • 1,345 calories, 126 carbs, 87 protein, 58 fat and 26 fiber

Did you know a cup of blackberries has 8 grams of fiber??

I have to apologize to Alisa at One Frugal Foodie – she was the hostess of BSI this week, but the week kind of got away from me – sorry Alisa – thanks for hosting this week!

Alright – I am off to do yoga on the DVR!  Yeah me for getting up so early!

Have a great Monday!  Don’t forget, you have until Wednesday morning to enter my 250,000 page view giveaway.   Can I say how much I love people like goat cheese on pizza??  I may have to do that this week! 😀

46 thoughts on “I’d like everyone . . .

  1. I do the SAME thing with my laundry. Wash it, and never even fold it, just let it sit in the basket. I hate it so much – it ranks up there with unloading the clean dishes from the dishwasher.

  2. I knew you’d get your pizza party in somewhere!

  3. I love black raspberries and never realized they had that much fiber! More reason to eat them, I guess:)

  4. Yummy eggrolls! You remind me that I have a load of laundry in a dryer from yesterday 🙂

  5. thehealthyjunky

    Laundry….so fun!
    Egg Rolls look phenomenal. Well actually, everything you make looks great 🙂

  6. congrats on the laundry! LOL been there! 🙂

    I’ve never tried to make my own egg rolls but i’m SO impressed with yours – that’s awesome!

  7. That sounds exactly like how I do my laundry! Various times throughout the week and at any given time, I have no idea where half of my clothes are.

    The pizza and egg rolls look delicious!

  8. The hubby is the same was with the laundry! It makes me laugh!

  9. Those egg rolls look great! I’ve made baked egg rolls before, which I really love.

    That pizza looks deeeeeeeelish, too! YUM


  10. I am the exact same way with laundry. I really despise doing folding and putting away. I make Andy do that half the time!

  11. Laundry is easily my least favourite domestic chore, it’s even behind hand washing all the dishes…

    Goat cheese or feta or ricotta I forgot how much I like all of those, they also all go well on my pesto pizza 😛

  12. Woohoo!!! That is a great feeling, to get all the laundry DONE and put up!!! And yes, it certainly counts for exercise – especially upper body!

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  13. You’re amazing! You should have a cooking show on the Food Channel! The egg rolls look great.

  14. It’s good to see someone who loves her food as spicy as I do! The egg rolls look wonderful!

  15. Ohhh I’ve never made egg rolls but I do often make spring rolls. Those look wonderful!

    I envy your laundry abilities…my house is a trail of laundry to be folded…laundry to be washed…laundry that has been sitting in the machine too long and smells rotten…sigh.

  16. Yep, I have the same problem with my laundry. I wash it, dry it, put it in a basket, dump the basket on my bed, find socks for the kids, jeans for the boys, my pants, etc… the clothes stay on the bed all day, then before I go to bed, I shove everything back in the basket(s) and repeat!

    Once I fold AND put away the laundry it really takes no time at all, so I don’t know why I have such a problem with that!

    Glad the pizza turned out good Biz!

    Do you know how many ounces each section of dough is? Because I figured out 150 calories for 3 oz. of bread and I’m not sure if I figured it out wrong…

  17. Just got back in town…enjoyed catching up on all the yummies you ate while I was gone. I love making (and eating) egg rolls. And of course, pizza!

  18. I love that story about your laundry – – I am the SAME way. It stinks how you take the time washing/drying the clothes only to leave them in the dryer too long so they are too wrinkled, or in the washer too long so you have to wash them again!

  19. Great egg rolls. My grandfather just asked me last night if I was planning to make some since I had made sushi. Different cuisine, but I knew what he was going for. I always forget about the laundry. Actually, I am washing the sheets right now. I hope they are dry.

  20. Thank you for always checking in on me, it means a lot!

    I just got done with Spring classes, so hopefully I’ll have a post up soon! Hope your Monday is going well!!!

  21. erintakescontrol

    Your egg rolls look spectacular!!

    And major kudos on the laundry!!! I’m one who fishes my clean clothes from the dryer all week long and then by Wednesday or Thursday, I wonder “why does the basement smell musty and gross?” And like you, I find an old load of wash that needs to be washed again…this time w/ some bleach and extra detergent! P-U!!

  22. hahaha. I’m nuts about my laundry. I need it in, out, folded and put away as fast as possible 🙂 The blackberries looks super fresh and tasty mmm. Homemade pizza dough is the best too- my husband was asking me to make up another batch yesterday. Hope you’re having a good Monday

  23. I can’t believe you don’t have your own restaurant by now. You never cease to amaze me with your culinary skills!! Everything looks awesome!! 🙂

  24. fitandfortysomething

    congrats on your accomplishment! don’t you hate laundry-ugh. i love it when my hubby thinks he is helping by putting it in the washer but i have to dry and fold and put it away? hello!
    your food looks delish 🙂
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  25. who cares that you forget about the laundry when you cook like this! you can leave the laundry in there for a week and it would be A-OK!

  26. OMg i live for goat chesse! Cant’ wait to see that

  27. I haven’t ventured out into making my own egg rolls yet, but, you make it look SO EASY once again 🙂

    I did LOVE putting the broccoli slaw into my Chicken Pot stickers so I definitely think I would LOVE them in egg rolls too.

    Have you ever froze you pizza dough when you divide it or do you always use it up once you make it?

  28. I love laundry! It’s my favorite chore. Although I have to admit I’m not much for putting it away. I usually fold it and then find somewhere to stash it in a pile. haha Johnny’s clothes are all hung up, so I lay them out flat and he hangs them up, unless I’m feeling nice I’ll hang them up for him.

    I’ve never made my own egg rolls but yours look delicious! I HATE the eggrolls at the 2 places we get our Chinese take out from. Me and J joke that they’re “cinnamon meat” ick – it’s like grey meat and this intense cinnamon spice flavor. So we stick with potstickers or crab rangoons, but I do miss a good eggroll!

    I love the pizza creativity again!

  29. Wow those eggrolls looks delicious and HOLLER for the laundry win!! WOO HOO!!

  30. You have so many delicious foods on this page that I’m drooling .. and I just ate dinner! 😛 Your eggrolls look perfectly crispy and delicious. I’ve never tried making eggrolls before, but after seeing yours, I’d better get Peter on that, stat!

    I’ve definitely left laundry sopping wet in the washing machine for days before, until I have to wash them twice to get the stink out. Oops. 🙂

  31. Look at those huge blackberries! They look delicious!

  32. Had me laughing with the laundry tale 🙂 I hate when I forget to transfer to the dryer as well. But, even more, I have to get the clothes out as soon as they are dry..I hate to come back to a cold dryer and wrinkly clothes!

  33. I’d probably be the same way with the laundry if not for one simple detail. I do my laundry at the laundromat!

  34. that is a serious accomplishment. i have mounds of clean laundry in my room!

  35. Haha so funny you mention the laundry. Mine was washed yesterday and has been sitting in the hamper since!

  36. Congrats on the laundry! I have the same problem. I’m constantly having to rewash it after leaving it in the washing machine too long and then all the clean clothes end up all over my living room while they wait to be folded and put away. It just never ends ….

  37. Aww I do the exact same thing- I’ll always start laundry and forget about it- it gets that musty smell and then I just have to wash it all over again!

    I can’t believe how well you eat, Biz. Even while maintaining that calorie range, you manage to make drool-worthy meals. I’m loving the egg rolls! I want to make them for my family. But first I need a deep fryer. That would make me happy!

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    • I’ll be doing a tad bit of laundry, too, and buynig groceries. Holidays for moms aren’t all that different from working days, are they? Still its nice to have no school and everyone home relaxing (:

  39. Berries are an awesome way to up your fibre intake 😀 Plus they taste awesome all on their own. It’s a win-win really.

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