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School Year 2011-2012 has just begun, most of us – mothers like me are once again busy preparing baon/packed-lunched for kids.
My youngest son, Yahmir is already in grade 6 this school year, he has his academic classes the whole day, so I make sure he always have his packed-lunched with him daily.
I enumerated below some quick packed-lunched ideas that you may consider in preparing for your kids too!
Day 1 Rice, Fried Marinated Chicken, Banana, Water
Marinate Chicken Leg Quarters or thighs in a mixture of Calamansi juice and Patis (Fish sauce) overnight.
Day 2 Rice, Beef steak (Pinoy Bistek), Apple, Water
Please refer to my recipe posted lately for procedure.
Day 3 Rice, Pork Adobo, Cupcake, Water
Day 4 Rice, Chicken Curry, Banana, Water
Day 5 Rice, Fried Marinated Pork Chops (in soy sauce and calamansi juice), Chocolate bar, Water
Day 1 Rice, Fried Breaded Beef Liver, Banana, Water
Day 2 Rice, Tocino, Sansrival, Water
Day 3 Rice, Pork Menudo, Apple, water
Day 4 Rice, Chicken Adobo, Chocolate bar, Water
Day 5 Rice, Beef Mechado, Banana, Water
If you will notice I am not cooking veggies for packed-lunch, why? It is because veggies easily spoil. As much as possible if you will cook viands with tomatoes or tomato sauce like Menudo or Mechado, make sure it is well cooked and not hot anymore when you pack it. Same with dishes with coconut milk.
I use two lunch containers to separate the rice from the viand, then place it in a lunch bag to avoid messing up the things in the school bag. During recess or short break, he just buy a sandwich from their school canteen. I also make sure he eats breakfast before he goes to school.
Just in case you happen to wake up late, quick baon tips are hotdogs, longganisa, meatloaf, eggs, ham and corned beef.