One evening my partner told me that he was having lunch with someone the next day. So I need not prepare lunch for him. Yay! Holiday! hee...hee...
But I am very forgetful these days. The next morning, I went about getting his lunch ready when it suddenly occurred to me that, eh! He is eating out today! Alamak!
Since I was already halfway through, I just finished the job.
Let me just share how I get this done. The food is prepped ahead of time except for the vegetables. Rice is cooked on Sunday, cooled, portioned and frozen. Same for the meat dish.
I started off one weekend by cooking 3 portions of 3 different meat dishes (so I have 9 portions in stock). These are stored in the freezer. Then every weekend, I cook to replenish the stock (I need 5 portions every week).
The evening before, I will take out one rice and one meat dish to the fridge to thaw overnight. What I need to do the next morning is to steam them. And of course fry the vegetables.
So that day, I took his lunch to work. All this time, I have never tasted the food I cooked for him. I never knew what the food was like, I mean how it turned out after being frozen, defrosted and steamed. And would vegetables fried at 5:30am and eaten cold be yucky.
Moment of truth. As I tucked in I realized that mmmm....not bad eh! It was actually quite good (blowing my own trumpet pon...pon...pon...). No wonder he never complained wahahahaha!!
So I'm glad I forgot and had a chance to taste the food. It passed quality control :)
And oh, I also do my own lunches. Mine is simpler. I cook for the week, stash it in the fridge and I don't even bother heating up. No tummy upsets so far.
Roasted pork loin, roasted capsicum, coleslaw and I curi some of his fried peashoots. No rice for me :D