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What’s in Your Lunchbox: Chicken Tocino

Today, my kids, hub and I are having chicken tocino for lunch. It’s not so obvious that this is a favorite packed lunch of the family. 😀 Lately though, my family has been having more fruits and veggies. So I threw in some fresh pineapples into my lunch.

While on a client visit in Tagaytay, Hub bought fresh whole pineapples there for only Php25 apiece (about USD 0.50!). Tagaytay pineapples are sweet and fragrant. Of course, they are supposed to bring good luck for the Chinese New Year.

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In Our Lunch Box – Pork Patties and Mushrooms

Last Wednesday, my kids and hub took a break from chicken and had pork patties with mushroom.

The patties (made of ground pork, minced onions, minced carrots, eggs, and flour… salt and pepper of course…) are browned in a little bit of canola, and then set aside to drain. Sauce is prepared by sauteing garlic, onions and mushrooms in butter; soy sauce is used to season and make the sauce brown. I use cornstarch to thicken the sauce.

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Fab Holiday Finds

Time flew by so fast. It’s already December tomorrow!

Before we know it, we will already be cleaning up the post-Christmas dinner disaster that will probably hit our homes. (Well, at least in our family home in Baguio, that’s the way it is post-Noche Buena. Tons of gift wrappers to throw, piles of pots and pans to wash!)

To welcome the Holidays, the Filipino Mom Blog is hosting a meme – Fab Holiday Finds. Please check out the mechanics at the FMB. First round-up starts on Tuesday, Dec 2nd. We hope you could join us!

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In the (Lunch) Box – Part 3


Today my hub and kids had to bring different lunches to school. Patch, who is still nursing a little bit of pain from her braces adjustment last Saturday, wanted something soft and easy.

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In The (Lunch) Box – Part 2

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Today is week 2 for the Filipino Mom Blog‘s Lunch Box Meme.

My husband and kids are having pork patties in brown garlic sauce for lunch. (I had this for breakfast! 😀 )

Ground pork is a staple baon item in our household because of its many possibilities!

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