I've been using my Ms. Bento a lot because lately I don't get a lunch break at work (call the police!!!) I'm in love that I can open up my hot lunch at my desk instead of eating a room temperature sandwich.
Love it, Love it!
Fortunately, I got a new job!!! I start on Monday and boy, am I thrilled! I will miss my old company and my old co-workers dearly, but I think it is time I moved on. There is stability in my future.
Besides the awesomity of a hot lunch with no time for the microwave...
How many of you like Filipino food? I tried making my own pork guisantes (what? i don't need to buy it?!) and it turned out wonderful.
I got the recipe from www.foodnetwork.com:
Pork Guisantes (Filipino Pork and Peas):
- 2 tbsp oil
- 1 onion, sliced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 1/2 lb lean pork, sliced in small pieces
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tbsp patis
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 bay leaf
- 3 oz. tomato paste
- 1 pkg (6 oz) frozen peas
- 1 can (3-4 oz) pimientos, sliced
- Salt to taste
Heat oil in large skillet. Saute garlic, onions and pork until browned. Add soy sauce, patis, water and bay leaf. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until pork is tender, about 5-7 minutes. Add tomato paste, peas and pimientos. Simmer for 5 more minutes. Salt to taste.
I didn't know it was so easy. My Mom would be so proud! Here are the left overs in my bento:
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Rice; pork guisantes; cucumber, fried eggplant, orange bell peppers, pickled cucumbers.
Congratulations to me for my new job and my new ability to cook Filipino food!