I’ve shared the concept of Dumpling Thursday with you before, and I’m absolutely happy to report that we have continued this delicious concept. I’m currently enroute to our abode, transporting a whole bag-load of the delicious balls of goodness. Giggles Magoo awoke this morning with all sorts of grumbles, but they were quickly forgotten when he somehow remembered that Thursday = Dumpings. Needless to say, if getting a broody and angsty 4 year old out of bed involves dumplings, I am all for the tradition! Anything to get a smile (instead of a whinge) first thing.
The only draw-back to Dumpling Thursday is the amount of packaging that comes with the purchase – 3 take away containers and a plastic bag (even though I ask for no plastic bag, the habit obviosuly runs strong in the shop from which I purchase, as they always come in a plastic bag)…we are building up quite a supply of takeaway containers; if we continue this tradition we will soon find our humble home inundated with the things. They do always come in handy, but there surely has to be a limit before I become crazy cotainer lady (Grimace may say I’ve already reached that status as we re-use any container that is able to be re-used).
Thinking about it, I would dearly love to (attempt) to make my own dumplings, as I’m led to believe they are actually quite easy to make. So, please – if you have a failsafe recipe, I would be stoked if you could share it with me. My limited google research tells me there a lot of recipes out there, but my indecision has made it difficult to know where to start.
Theverymoodyhousehold has made a really large attempt to reduce our household waste (including consumption and usage), and it is a habit both Grimace and I are proud of. The realisation that our household can make a small difference in the the current consumer-driven world has in part helped me to identify my passion for sustainability in community practice. I also think I am finally starting to understand how this area of interest can drive my professional life – and it involves that old adage:Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. It’s only taken me 11 years (or is it 12 years?) since graduating university to finally figure out what career-path I would like to pursue.
But, for now, I’m smelling these delicious dumplings and just hoping this train will reach hyperspace speed so I can eat dinner with my three loves. Happy Dumpling Thursday to you all xx