About Gastric Girl

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Tomball, TX, United States
My name is Laurie. I'm 34 and I live in a suburb of Houston, TX. My life isn't super exciting or ultra dramatic, but I love it! My blogs are just a peek into my life as I know it. I'm quite random and have an opinion on everything, but I love everyone's aspect on things, even if I disagree. The world would be quite boring if not! :-)



Wow, I have 100 followers! That's incredibly amazing to me that there are 100 people out there interested in what I have to say. :)

I hope you all had a great weekend!

Saturday night, we made some pho and it was delicious. We cheated a little, and used a broth mix from the Asian Market... otherwise, making the stock would have taken about 4 hours, and I was a hungry girl! Jil taught me how to make eggrolls, and they're incredibly easy!

For the Pho - The Cheater Way
Get some pho broth, pho ban noodles, mung bean sprouts, fresh cilantro, mushrooms, and superfine sliced beef... You will want some sri racha sauce for certain!!! Mmmm!
Boil the broth, cook the noodles per directions, and make a pretty little spread on the table...
The raw meat goes into the broth and cooks right before your eyes... DELISH!

The eggrolls were baked in the oven, and although Jil thinks they should be fried to taste better, I liked them baked and crispy! :) That was a package of cole slaw mix (sans dressing) and some chopped up chicken with a little bit of soy... wrap those babies up and cook!

Super easy, but pretty meal! And, quite healthy while you're at it!

The spring rolls above were made the cheater way too... purchased at the store! HA! They didn't have the wrappers, so we just got em pre-made. They were quite yummy!

Anyways, I wanted to let you all know that I appreciate you all taking moments out of your day to read my little old blog.. I really enjoy reading everyone's and it's great to feel so connected to so many people out there that I haven't even met!



Janine said...

Isn't amazing how we can connect to others just via the net.....I know that I feel so inspired by you and others like you and I am most likely not ever going to met, yet I consider friends. I so wish we had transporters beams like in star trek, it would be like, beam me over to Lauries place.....and pow, there you were.

Janine said...

OOPs- goodness me that sounded so geeky.....my last comment that is

Tricia said...

Yay for 100! That's awesome. Your meal spread looks easy and fun! Thanks for sharing the recipe, pal. <3

✯FiTCETERA✯ said...

Congrats on 100!

So you're proving cheaters can be losers! :D

The food looks yummy.