I’ve been packing my husband’s weekly lunchboxes for five years.
These weekly lunchboxes are a tiny package of affection, a reminder that even in the hustle and bustle of our days, our connection remains strong. As I assemble the contents, I can’t help but think of him enjoying every bite during his busy day.
For this week’s lunchbox, I am testing out some new recipes for an e-book that I will be sharing very soon. So, here’s to the weekly ritual of packing a piece of my heart into his lunchbox, knowing that it’s more than just a meal—it’s a symbol of the love that flavors our life together.
I filmed a YouTube video packing my husband’s weekly lunchboxes so you can pack with me.
I don’t know about you, but I love cooking while watching other people cook. So join me on this culinary journey filled with creativity and affection.
IN THIS BLOG POST, I WILL BE GOING OVER MY HUSBAND’S WEEKLY lunchboxes filled with EASY AND COMFORTING RECIPES.
MONDAY: ONE POT CHICKEN ADOBO
A classic Filipino dish that I promise you will LOVE is Chicken Adobo. Chicken Adobo is a perfect weeknight dinner or weekly lunchbox as the ingredients are easy to find, it is fast to make, and the best part … it is done in ONE POT!!
If you have never tried Chicken Adobo, you are MISSING OUT. Get yourself a big bowl of rice because this is the ultimate rice killer.
- 6 pieces of Chicken Thigh
- 1 whole Onion sliced
- 8 cloves of Garlic minced
- 2 tbsp of Brown Sugar
- ¼ cup of Vinegar
- 6 tbsp of Soy Sauce
- 2 ½ tbsp of Dark Soy Sauce (optional)
- 3 piece of Bay Leaf
- 1-2 tbsp of Black Pepper
- ¼ cup of Chicken Stock
- 2 tsp of Black Peppercorn
TUESDAY: SPICY POPCORN TOFU & GOLDEN FRIED RICE
Back with another EASY 20-minute dinner, Spicy Popcorn Tofu. If you are looking for an easy but delicious dinner, you need to try my Spicy Popcorn Tofu. Savory, spicy, and flavorful, this spicy popcorn tofu is the ultimate rice killer, and you will be craving it for seconds.
Don’t you like spicy food? Skip the Thai Red Chili, and you get yourself a delicious garlic-glazed popcorn tofu instead. Trust me, even if you don’t like tofu, this Spicy Popcorn Tofu will be perfect for you.
- 1 pack medium-firm tofu, 450g
- ⅔ cup tapioca starch
- 2 tablespoon garlic, chopped
- 1-2 Thai Red Chili, chopped
- 2.5 tablespoon soy sauce
- 2 tablespoon honey
- 1.5 tablespoons vegetarian oyster sauce
- Green onion and sesame seeds to garnish
Golden Chili Oil Fried Rice in 10 minutes!
Golden chili oil fried rice features two simple yet powerful ingredients: chili oil and egg. With vibrant colors and bold flavors, this golden chili oil fried rice is a must-try recipe you can customize with any ingredient in the fridge.
If you are looking for an easy weeknight dinner, look no further than this golden chili oil fried rice that will satisfy your cravings!
- 4 Cups of Cold Cooked Rice
- 4 tablespoons homemade chili oil, (adjust to spice level)
- 4 Large Eggs
- 3 tbsp of Butter
- 3 stalks of Green Onion (separate whites and greens)
- 4 Large Eggs
- 2.5 tbsp of Soy Sauce
- 1 tbsp of White Pepper (optional)
WEDNESDAY: SCALLION CHICKEN WITH GARLIC BUK CHOY
Back with another EASY and DELICIOUS recipe that will be your go-to recipe this year – Scallion Chicken. 20 minutes Scallion Chicken is savory and goes perfectly with a big bowl of rice.
The chicken is super tender and made with simple, easy-to-find ingredients. Get your rice ready, because don’t say I didn’t warn you about how addicting my Scallion Chicken is!
- 5 chicken thigh, boneless with the skin on
- 4 stalks green onion, chopped
- 2.5 tablespoon soy sauce
- 3 tablespoon oyster sauce
- 1 tablespoon honey
- A pinch of black pepper
- 1.5 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 tablespoon Shaoxing Wine (optional)
Do you ever wonder why Chinese restaurants always serve the BEST vegetables?
Showing you how to make EASY, HEALTHY, and super DELICIOUS Restaurant Style Bok Choy with Garlic Sauce that will get you licking the bowl afterward!
All you need with FIVE simple ingredients to make this delicious Garlic Sauce that I promise will taste good on everything. Also, the best part is this Bok Choy with Garlic Sauce only takes 10 minutes to make at home!
- 2 lb of Bok Choy
- 1 tbsp of Oil
- 1.5 tsp of Salt
- 6-8 cloves of Garlic (minced)
- 1 tbsp of Sesame Oil
- 3 tbsp of Vegetarian Oyster Sauce
- 2 tbsp of Soy Sauce
- 1 tbsp of Sugar
THURSDAY: PAN-FRIED CHICKEN WITH SOY SAUCE NOODLES
You will not believe how EASY and quick it is to make these delicious Soy Sauce Noodles!
Savory, spicy, and super addicting Soy Sauce Pan-fried Noodles take less than 15 minutes to make at home. Today, I am making a vegetarian-friendly version, but you can also add chicken, pork, or beef to the noodles.
Soy Sauce Pan-fried noodles are a must-try recipe and the perfect weeknight dinner that goes well with EVERYTHING.
- 450g of Noodles (cooked)
- 3 tbsp of Soy Sauce
- 2.5 tbsp of Dark Soy Sauce
- 2 tbsp of Sugar
- 2 tbsp of Sesame Oil
- 4 tbsp of Water or Vegetable Stock
- 6 cloves of Garlic (sliced)
- 3 stalks of Green Onion (cut into 2-inch pieces)
- 1-3 Red Chili (chopped)
- 1.5 cups of Bean Sprouts
Who doesn’t love crispy chicken wings?
Here is a delicious Crispy Pan-Fried Chicken Wings recipe that is also SUPER EASY to make at home! Chicken wings have earned a special place in our hearts as the ultimate crowd-pleasing appetizer or main course.
While there are endless ways to make chicken wings, pan-frying with rich and savory umami sauce has been one of our favorite ways to enjoy chicken! Make these crispy pan-fried chicken wings as an appetizer or main course, and I promise it will be the ultimate crowd-pleaser!
- 2 lbs chicken wings (or drumettes)
- 1 cup cornstarch
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup Thai Basil