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It's that time ya'll. It's time for some good eatin!' Well, hopefully. My supervisor is hosting a potluck for the office and we all have to bring something that's not plates or drinks.
If you've ever attended a work potluck, you know it can be bitter sweet.
There are a few benefits:
- Getting paid for an hour that I didn't spend actually working.
- The excitement of trying out a new dish.
- Eating everything.
But there are drawbacks too:
- It always seems to happen a week after you planned on starting a new diet. At that point you just need to put the diet off because you can't have your coworkers questioning your choice to only consume watermelon and sugar snap peas, hold the ranch.
Side chatter: "Mmm hmmm. All of a sudden this bitch is allergic to carbs."
- There are always a few cheap and lazy bastards that run to the corner store an hour before the festivities for napkins and Oreos. What's the point of having a potluck if bitches are just gonna turn it into snack time at the preschool?
- You might even find yourself in the opposite situation. You know, the kind where ALL of your coworkers are bougie as f*ck and they ALL "eat clean" or whatever. At that point, you're just waiting for someone to ask you to bring the Organic Quinoa salad, or the homemade Kale Chips.
- Since I don't cook (one of the many reasons why I'm single) my potluck planning starts with pinterest research. It can be hard to find a recipe that's easy, cost effective, appealing to the picky, and one that will not result in a "Pinterest Fail." I then have to test it at least once before its debut at the actual 'Luck of Pots.' It can be a lot of work, but the praise makes it worth the effort. And even if I don't get any praise, at least I'm not the freeloading f*ck that only brought napkins.
As you may or may not have guessed by the title, I settled on Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken. I chose this recipe because it meets all of my requirements. It's easy (all I have to do is prep and dump everything into a crockpot), it's cost effective (I'm pretty sure all the ingredients came up to around $25, assuming you have absolutely nothing on hand already), it has appeal (seriously, who doesn't like teriyaki?), and my test run did not result in a Pinterest Fail (unlike my Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies).
Since I did find this on Pinterest, I can't take credit for the recipe itself, but here's a link to it on Gimme Some Oven. Such a cute name for a food blog!
I think it went over pretty well. People ate it without complaint, which is all I can really ask for.
Next time though, I'm thinking Biscuits and Gravy. But I don't think I'll wait until the next potluck to do a 'test run.' For the sake of science, of course.