Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Paper Dragon

Mi Fei was a painter who paints scrolls of the past. One day a dragon Suijen awakened from its one hundred years of sleep. He was destroying the town. Everyone wanted Mi Fei to defeat Suijen. So he went up Lung Mountain to find Suijen. When he got there, there was Suijen. He wouldn't sleep unless he did three tasks will he get them done?

I think this book was good because it keeps your attention long and its very exciting! It feels like you are in the book and like its happening to you.

To go with this book here's a great egg roll recipe. I found it here.

Eggrolls I made using this recipe.

Best Egg Rolls


  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 quart peanut oil for frying
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 2 ounces shredded carrots
  • 8 (7 inch square) egg roll wrappers
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds (optional)


  1. Season pork with ginger and garlic powder and mix thoroughly. Heat mixture in a medium skillet, stirring, until pork is cooked through and no longer pink. Set aside.
  2. In another large skillet heat oil to about 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) or medium high heat. While oil is heating, combine flour and water in a bowl until they form a paste. In a separate bowl combine the cabbage, carrots and reserved pork mixture. Mix all together.
  3. Lay out one egg roll skin with a corner pointed toward you. Place about a 1/4 to 1/3 cup of the cabbage, carrot and pork mixture on egg roll paper and fold corner up over the mixture. Fold left and right corners toward the center and continue to roll. Brush a bit of the flour paste on the final corner to help seal the egg roll. 
  4. Place egg rolls into heated oil and fry, turning occasionally, until golden brown. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels or rack. Put on serving plate and top with sesame seeds if desired. 
And a craft:

The scroll I made about my trip to Virginia Beach.

Chinese Scroll

Things you need:

A pair of chopsticks
A long piece of paper (or tape two together)
markers, crayons, paint, colored pencils


  1. Tape chopstick to long  paper on both sides
  2. Make writing on the paper 
  3. Roll up paper ( if paint let dry)


  1. Very creative. Thanks for stopping by. Following you now. Thanks for the site on the virtual tours of the museums, can't wait to try it out.
    God Bless,

  2. I eat these eggrolls...wow Awesome!!

    Uncle Rich

  3. Your blog is really impressive and cute. We do the storytime at our library and we'll use these ideas there!My blog is www.lac998.blogspot.com.