happy meals…


This is food…

This is a self contained meal known in the Philippines as “binalot“.

It is a home cooked meal wrapped in banana leaves, originated by the wives who devised this for their husband farmers who worked the fields.

It is a form of what one might consider today as a typical boxed lunch.

This was the “doggie bag” brought home from a recent Filipino-sponsored event commemorating the launch of a program providing books to the children of the Philippines. It is the world famous Filipino dish of Adobo: chicken, pork, rice, itlog na maalat (salted eggs) and pritong saging na saba (fried plantains).

As you can gather, this tasted pretty good – but the leaves are not edible..

Wine is extra…

And I didn’t have to plow any fields….

 

Until next time…

 

 

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