We love wraps; leftover meats and veggies rolled up in a flat bread, dipped in tasty sauces or dressings. Herein lies the surprise...spring roll wrappers.
If you are not familiar with spring roll wrappers let me share: they are made of rice flour and starch, paper thin, and..well, different. On one particular afternoon, I gathered roast chicken and leftover salad to go into my spring roll wrappers. Following directions found online, I dipped the wrapper into water and ever so carefully patted it on a tea towel before filling it..not too full.
With pride and joy I placed a plate full of these pretty see through rolls in front of my starving teens and the reactions were...priceless.
Teen #1: the mere sight of the see through wraps sent her into 'no way no how' land. Tasting it was not an option.
Teen #2: excitement at the sight of these healthy rolls (we had seen them on a cooking show)..until she picked it up. Seems the texture of the 'wet and clammy' roll reminded her of 'dead people skin'. It took a lot of coaxing to get her to taste it...and then she equated it to the feeling of a 'hunk of skin on the roof of your mouth after you burn it on hot soup'..ok.
Teen #3: could care less what it looked like, slid right passed the texture, and scoffed two down without even swallowing. His only comment was it took too long..apparently he was starving to death.
My husband: shook his head and left the kitchen. He later made an egg sandwich when I wasn't looking.
Myself: well, I liked them. Fun and different..not too heavy and no heat required..I like them.
So, will we do this again? Most likely this will be a lunch that is either eaten when I am home alone or eaten with teen #3 when I have prepared ahead and made it before he is 'near death'.
What about you? Have you tried spring roll wraps? What reactions did you get?