Wontons!

Being an el niño year, the weather has been really strange. The poor geese are flying back and forth confused, the plants have already started budding, and everyone keeps getting sick because of the temperature changes. I really hope it doesn’t affect our crops, but I digress!

The point I was trying to make is we’re currently going through another bout of chilly weather again! I’m sure many of us would agree that one of the the best ways to warm up is with a nice hot bowl of soup. In my case, a steaming bowl of noodle soup! Below is a delicious bowl of wonton noodles with shrimp wontons, beef and scallions in a beefy broth.

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For those who don’t know, wontons are little dumplings that are traditionally filled with a meat mixture and wrapped inside a thin layer of pasta-like dough. They originate from Chinese cuisine and are normally floating around in a bowl of noodle soup, but these days you can also find them filled with cheese and fried up as an appetizer or side dish. When it’s fried, it can be dipped into a sweet and sour sauce or tartar sauce. Whether it’s the traditional one in soup or a deep fried cheese wonton, either one is good with me!

It’s also an easy meal to prep for work. Buy frozen wontons (or you can make your own), boil until cooked and strain. When it cools off, put it into a microwaveable container with a lid, add some cooked green veggies (like lettuce), seal and then refrigerate overnight. For the next day, take the container to work with a can of chicken broth, add the broth when you’re ready to eat, microwave and voilà! Wonton soup with a side of veggies. It’s not gourmet, but it definitely beats a bologna sandwich!

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