Wednesday, November 13, 2013

I'M ALIVE!!! ...I think...

So, due to a hiring freeze at work, I've been working about 80 hours a week for the last six months or so.  I finally told my supervisor that I can't do this anymore, and that I would be doing my route and my route only from here on out, which is my right as the assigned carrier for an auxiliary route.  And so, she went to the post master saying we need more workers, he went to the district manager, he went to the regional manager, and the regional manager was all like, wtf, you've got 16 routes with only 4 subs to cover them, yeah, hire more.  And so they did... finally...

So, now, I've been working all day every day for so long that I have no idea what to do with my time anymore haha.

Anyway, here's some awesome recipes I've come up with lately.

Shredded Teriyaki Chicken (Crock pot required)


2 lbs boneless chicken breast
3 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup teriyaki marinade
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup chicken broth/stock/whatever
1/2 cup water
1 pack hamburger buns
A dash of your favorite hot sauce (optional)


Put your chicken breast in the bottom of your crock pot.
Dice your garlic as fine as you are able and add in on top.
Combine all liquid ingredients in a mixing bowl, add ginger and whisk until it mixes in.
Pour that on top of the chicken and set the crock pot to low heat.
Try to ignore the awesome smell coming off of it for the next 5-6 hours.
Use a wooden spoon to mash up the chicken so that it shreds apart.
Serve on hamburger buns.

And yes, two pounds of shredded chicken awesomeness may be a tad bit much.  You'll probably have leftovers.  Sure, you could nuke it in the microwave for lunch the next day on an extra bun or two.  OR, you could make something else using that leftover chicken.

Teriyaki Chicken Noodle Soup


2 packages of chicken flavor instant ramen noodles
half an onion
1/2 cup corn
2 carrots
2 celery stalks
1 large potato
1 cup shredded teriyaki chicken
6 cups water


First, take your two packages of ramen and smash the everliving crap out of them.  (to avoid a mess, don't open them first) You want the noodles to be completely broken up into bits.
Put 5 cups of water on to boil and add the flavoring mixes from the ramen to it.
While waiting for the water to boil, chop up your carrots, onion, celery and potato.
Once the water boils, add all of of the vegetables to it, and boil on high until they are cooked through. Remember, the smaller the pieces you cut them up into, the faster they will cook.
Add in the chicken and your last cup of water and wait for it to boil again.
Add in your smashed up ramen noodles.
Boil until the noodles are soft.

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