This is the dinner that almost wasn’t… the post that almost didn’t happen because disaster ensued mid-cooking…
Anyone else’s kids absolutely obsessed with slime? Our girls have a serious infatuation with it. It has made its share of messes and stains and ruined countless household items, but we hit a new level of catastrophe on Wednesday night.
Al & B were playing and laughing happily in the back bedroom, using their slime to make huge bubbles on the floor. Each had their own batch. I was cooking, my husband and son watching TV. All was well in the Klemt household when suddenly B let out a bloodcurdling scream. We rushed, panicked, to the bedroom, only to find B holding her beautiful, long hair in her hand with tears streaming down her face. Stuck in her hair was her slime… the stickiest batch she had ever made… and of course it wasn’t stuck at the ends. It was on the side of her head, right by her ear. And It. Was. Stuck… These two girls had decided it was a super smart idea to throw their slime at one another. I can’t even type that without shaking my head… seriously…
I truthfully did not think we were going to get it out. To further add to the drama, she was scheduled for a hair appointment on Saturday to donate her hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths. I texted our hairdresser, asking if she took emergency after-hour appointments, while we got to work on trying to get this blue, hellish goo out of her hair.
30 minutes, half a bottle of shampoo, and a few spoonfuls of peanut butter later, all was well again. We were able to get it out without cutting or damaging her hair at all. I was legitimately shocked it worked out. Needless to say, they have been banned from slime for the foreseeable future. And in typical Al & B melodramatic fashion, we are totally ruining their lives in this clearly unreasonable punishment…
Luckily, I remembered halfway through the whole ordeal to go turn the heat down on the stove or these egg roll bowls would have been charred to a crisp and we would have been eating leftovers. And…B was still proudly able to donate 2 thick and beautiful braids over 8 inches apiece! All’s well that ends well, right?
Now, onto these delicious and satisfying egg roll bowls…
Packed full of veggies and an all-star lineup of Asian flavors, these are sure to be a hit at your dinner table. We start by browning ground beef and diced onions in a combination of sesame oil and extra virgin olive oil, then we add shredded carrots and classic tri-color coleslaw mix.
While the veggies soften and cook down, we whisk together gluten-free soy sauce, sesame oil, sriracha, sweet chili sauce, honey, ginger and garlic powder, and rice wine vinegar. Add the sauce to the meat and veggie mixture and simmer together while you cook some rice, and dinner is served!
Egg Roll Bowls
Egg Roll Bowls
1/2 tbsp sesame oil + 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
2 1/4 lbs lean ground beef
4 C coleslaw mix + 1 C shredded carrots
1/2 C GF soy sauce
2 tsp sesame oil
2 tsp sriracha
1/4 C Thai sweet chili sauce
1 tsp honey
1 tsp ground ginger + 1 tsp garlic powder
1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
Sliced green onions and additional sriracha, for garnishing
- Add 1/2 tbsp sesame oil and 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat. Add the diced onion and ground beef and cook until no pink remains.
- Add the coleslaw mix and the shredded carrots to the skillet and continue to cook until the vegetables have softened slightly.
- Meanwhile, combine the soy sauce, remaining sesame oil, sriracha, sweet chili sauce, honey, ginger, garlic, and rice wine vinegar. Whisk well, then pour into skillet with the meat and veggie mixture. Bring to a simmer and continue to cook for an additional 10-15 minutes.
- Serve over cooked rice and garnish with sliced green onions and more sriracha. Enjoy!
These egg roll bowls are incredibly filling and make for great leftovers. Kids and adults both loved them. And, when you don’t have a slime disaster, this is start to finish less than 30 minutes. Weeknight dinner win, for sure. Making this or another one of the recipes featured here? I would love to hear what you think. Find me on Facebook or follow me on Instagram and let’s connect!