Sunday, December 31, 2006

If you like pina colada's...

Here's what's on the menu for our rockin' New Year's Eve bash.. Virgin Pina Colada's and Chinese Dumplings. For the Pina Colada's:

1 cup pineapple juice
1/4 c. - 1/2c. cream of coconut
6 scoops pineapple sherbet
ice -optional
fresh pineapple - optional

Blend in the blender, pour and garnish with fresh pineapple wedges, a cherry, and a paper umbrella(a must). Makes about 3 cups.

Now for the dumplings. My sister-in-law, Tiffany gave me this recipe and they are wicked tasty. They are a bit time consuming, and make a LOT, so if you are not feeding an army, make half. I figure this is a good thing to make once a year since it takes a big chunk of time to fill all of these babies. Definitely worth the time.

1 lb. ground beef
1 1/2 c. minced cabbage
2 1/2 c. minced garlic
1/4 c. minced onion
2 1/2 t. minced ginger root
1 t. salt
1 egg

2 pkgs. wonton wrappers

Mix all of the above except wrappers, and saute in skillet, until meat is browned. Fill each wrapper according to package directions. Boil, steam or fry dumplings until done. Makes about 100, that's right, 100.

Dipping Sauce:

1/2 c. soy sauce
1/2 c. white vinegar
1/4 c. sugar

Blend well and dip dumplings as you eat. This sauce is a must for these dumplings. So good. Happy New Year everyone! Cheers!


love.boxes said...

I forgot about that Jenni, I got that recipe from a really cute girl of polynesian extraction, with a really big family. She needed every bit of 100 wontons! :)

Pineapple Snow said...

That sounds delicious! I want to make it. Say Jenni, if you have a good one, will you E-mail me with a recipe for chinese lettuce wraps?

kathryn said...

Super yum. I love dumplings, in fact during the last pregnancy I craved them constantly. Thanks for sharing your excellent pina colada recipe. Maybe I will make it tomorrow and put up my feet after I send the kids back to school!

Jenni said...

Alicia, I'll bet you couls just use this filling for lettuce wraps, add some water chestnuts for crunch, but I'll look for a good lettuce wrap for you. Kathryn, I love the visual of you sipping your colada with your feet up...make sure you put an umbrella in it!

Denise said...

This all sounds yummy. I don't recall getting an invite to the sad! So, I guess I'll have to make my own dumplings and pina coladas, and getting caught in the rain, and the smell of the ocean...