They're also questioning why a like-minded group of conservative MPs have been attending lunches on Tuesdays in parliamentary sitting weeks that are organised by Immigration Minister Peter Dutton. The gatherings are being held in the so-called "Monkey Pod" meeting room - named after its timber table of monkey-pod, a tropical hardwood tree - in the ministerial wing.
The semi-regular lunches have raised eyebrows among Liberal MPs and are taking place against a backdrop of low-level internal sniping within the Coalition, despite a dramatic turn around in its fortunes since the September switch from Mr Abbott to Malcolm Turnbull.
Meanwhile, the lunches in the so-called Monkey Pod room, which started years ago at Timmy's Chinese restaurant in Canberra's inner south soon after Kevin Rudd became prime minister and originally included conservatives such as Bronwyn Bishop, Sophie Mirabella, Alby Schultz, Don Randall, Mr Dutton and, on occasion, Mr Abbott, have set Liberal MPs talking.
One MP familiar with the lunches said the attendees included hardcore supporters of Mr Abbott and was "underground", but that some of the younger MPs who had attended recent lunches had been surprised that "they were talking about the resistance".
They're also questioning why a like-minded group of conservative MPs have been attending lunches on Tuesdays in parliamentary sitting weeks that are organised by Immigration Minister Peter Dutton. The gatherings are being held in the so-called \\\"Monkey Pod\\\" meeting room - named after its timber table of monkey-pod, a tropical hardwood tree - in the ministerial wing.
One MP familiar with the lunches said the attendees included hardcore supporters of Mr Abbott and was \\\"underground\\\", but that some of the younger MPs who had attended recent lunches had been surprised that \\\"they were talking about the resistance\\\".
I've been on the lookout for something to carry warm food for Small Child's lunches occasionally, so I was pleased to have the opportunity to try this one. I had a quick read of the instructions and warmed it up with hot water first, before emptying it out and filling it with some leftover curry from dinner the night before. This was a homemade minced beef and potato curry, which I mixed with some leftover rice before heating in the microwave.
Overall, though I think it looks really great I was disappointed with the heat retaining qualities of the lunch pod. I would only use it for warm foods if it was for a short trip out (a picnic for example, or to carry warm porridge for breakfast), and sadly it isn't going to be the right solution for sending warm food for Small Child's lunches. Setting that aside, I think the fact that it is microwavable definitely redeems it as a lunch container. It looks smart, is easy to carry and most importantly is a pleasure to eat from. I will be happy to use it in the future for my husband's microwavable lunches and for cold salads in the spring.
I realise this blog was posted a little while ago.I bought 2 of these lunch pods with the intention of using one for myself and one for Mr vandaley's lunches.Yesterday I thought I would test how hot the pod kept the food warm- when I came to open it the lid had jammed ( I had not overtightened the lid- as per instructions). I tried and tried to open, but no luck- Mr vandaley also failed, the handle snapping off in his hand. As the pod is quite wide, even a large hand has difficulty trying to unscrew the lid. Pod number one (sans handle) remains unopened on my worksurface.Today, Mr vandaley decided to test pod number two (believing, I guess that I had over tightened the lid)- at first, after a couple of hours, success- the lid was off. But he admitted that the contents hadn't really been that hot and had only bee in there a couple of hours. So he tried again, with hotter liquid. The lid on pot number 2 jammed solid too! I now have 'un-openable' pods on my work surface!!It is virtually impossible to over tighten the lid as the (flimsy) handle is the only way to screw on the lid.It's my belief that the hot food creates some kind of vacuum, causing the lid to jam- if that's the case the product needs some kind of air release like a pressure cooker or some travel mugs.Very disappointed.I have read quite a few comments on various sites since the above incidents, and this seems like a common problem.So... I can't tell you how long the contents stay warm!!Sorry guys- both items are unusable and are destined for the bin, never having left my kitchen!! And I'm off to Argos to buy two Thermoses!!
Through the Word of God, the Eucharist, and the parishioners, St. Anne Church, in Lancaster, Pa., seeks to be a beacon of light for the earthly journey providing nourishment for the mind, body, and soul. The Brown Bag Lunch ministry is one way the mission is carried out by providing physical nourishment prepared with love and compassion for anyone who comes to our door Monday through Friday. The parish serves an average of 160 lunches a day.
Not only will our mini lunchbox, which is designed to nest in the top layer of the ECOlunchbox 3-in-1 Splash Box set, make your lunches greener and our oceans cleaner, the food container is conveniently dishwasher safe (unlike plastic containers) and nonbreakable (unlike glass containers).
As of recently, the federal government has sponsored free lunches for all public school students, because the pandemic has caused many school kitchens to close. One might think that this would increase the food quality, but these expectations have not been met. 350c69d7ab