December 29th, 2009

Pork Guisantes and a New Job!


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):
Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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!