Feeling a little nostalgic over here
I was never one of those kids that you’d find in the kitchen. I was too cautious of the stove and too uninterested in recipes. Back then, it didn’t seem to matter as long as I was fed, but I turned 30 this year and—needless to say—my cooking skills are a little embarrassing for someone my age.
Fortunately, there are some things that even people like me can do in the kitchen (or even just on the kitchen counter). Even luckier, there are channels like Lunch Boxer PH that are easy to follow and tickle the nostalgic simplicity that we’re always yearning for.
Peanut Butter Balls
Who didn’t love peanut butter sandwiches as a kid? Sure, we may have taken part in the smooth vs crunchy peanut butter debate, but we could always all agree that peanut butter was and is *chef’s kiss*.
While Spam was always a favorite—with egg and garlic rice or with some mayo on white bread—my main gripe was that the slices just never ended up crunchy enough. So if you haven’t figured it out already, Lunch Boxer PH teaches us how to make Spam Chips.
Butter, Bread & Sugar
We love our bread and we love our butter, but we love it even more when there’s a little bit of sugar on top. And toasted.
I can’t be the only one that used to get a spoonful of Milo and just…eat it as is, right? But now that we’re #adulting adults, we can handle a little bit more responsibility and offer Milo the maturity and respect that it truly deserves.
Rain or shine, Snow Cones are always a welcome treat. Good thing no one can really tell us that dessert comes after a meal anymore, amirite?
No one can honestly call me a cook, but these treats from my childhood—which I can proudly make myself—do make feel like a kid and an adult at the same time. It’s a weird in-between that my nostalgic soul is always looking for. So, yes, while I might not be able to make adobo or poach an egg, I’m still going to consider having these Lunch Boxer PH recipes in my back pocket as an #adulting win-win.
Art Matthew Ian Fetalver