What a Crock! Hot lunches

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Pork and Pepper Lunch tastes even better on the second day. Show caption
Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Pork and Pepper Lunch tastes even better on the second day.

Not a fan of cold sandwiches? No problem. It just means you might view lunch fare differently.

Some people like hot lunches, taking leftovers to heat up at work. No one can argue that when microwaves start heating food at work, the resulting smells can drive a hungry co-worker over the edge.

Recipes like this one tend to taste better when heated again as leftovers since the flavors have had a chance to “marry” longer. Bell peppers, onions and pork are good slow-cooking companions. Use boneless pork strips for ease of preparation.

Make the filling on a Saturday or Sunday and look forward to hot lunches for a few days during the early part of the week. Don’t forget the tortilla or sandwich thin to put it in.

Julie Kay is a columnist for The Advocate. She can be reached at juliekay1@cox.net.