PAIGE 59 - TERIYAKI

Today I went shopping. Hey, stop laughing, I haven't said anything funny yet. You see, I was planning on making teriyaki chicken - I said stop laughing, this is serious!

To make teriyaki chicken, you need four things: a wok, oil, chicken, and teriyaki. I however did not have a wok, and the store was out of teriyaki sauce. They did however have soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and sugar, all of which I am told goes into the sauce. So I bought those four ingredients, and used my big old pasta pot instead of a wok. Actually it's not really old, I only bought it when I moved in. The recipe said to start by dividing up the chicken. Now I wasn't sure what number to divide it by, and it sure wasn't going to be zero again, so I rolled a die, and it was seven. I said to myself, I think I need to change my contacts. So I whipped out my phone and deleted the people I didn't know any more. Then I divided the chicken by seven. The next step said to brown the chicken. So I got out some soy sauce and poured it over. I guess color and everything is important, plus all the flavor you get in marinading. It said when the chicken is browned, brush over teriyaki sauce. I was at this point a bit confused because they still hadn't said what the wok and the oil was for. I assume it was a typo.

Now I hadn't made the teriyaki sauce yet because I was in a rush to get cooking, as I was hungry and in the mood for chicken. So I followed another recipe for making the teriyaki sauce. What you do is combine the soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and sugar in a saucepan and cook it. So I guess this is what the wok was for. So I combined the soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and the sugar, and I cooked it on medium heat. It went all thick and sauce-like, and at that point I guessed it was finished, so I tasted it. Did you know salt looks a lot like sugar? Well it does.

I did in fact taste it. The thing is, the recipe would be much more accurate if they just changed the T in the title to a V. Also, I don't think I'm going to work tomorrow.

- Livi