Chicken and Snap Pea Soup

I’ve been thinking about doing a road trip lately.
But like this time instead of getting in a little ass fucking car, I’d get on a bus.

And by bus I’m not talking about that Peter Pan, Greyhound shit.

Where you and 70 other people that you don’t even fucking know get on a bus, someone takes a shit 3 feet away from you, I’m not talking about that.


I’m not talking about sleeping upright where the weight of your head wakes you up everytime you hit a goddamn bump – not talking about that.

I’m talking about renting a bus out, where somebody else drives and you drink booze.
I’m ready for that kind of road trip.


And it’s not that I don’t like planes, I don’t even mind them, really.
It’s the travel. That’s what fucking beats you up.

“This is going to be a very full flight, people please don’t put your coats in the overhead compartments – “

But you see the assoholes still fucking do it.

Or they’ve oversold the flight.
Find out you’re bumped to the next flight because you didn’t check in exactly 24 hours ahead of time, online.


You fucking land, they don’t have your bags.

You finally get out the airport and the cab line is fucking 90 thousand people long.
It starts raining so now you got your shoulders hunched up.

You’re standing out there with your stupid bag.
Middle of fucking nowhere.
Shoulders pushed up to your ears.


You eventually get in a cab.
You can’t understand the guy, he can’t understand you.
You don’t know if he’s going the long way or if this is as good as it gets.

You get to the hotel, the fucking cab leaves.
You have to bring your own bags up.

“Hello Miss, welcome to WhoGivesAFuck Hotel, checking in?”


“Do you have an ID?”

You give them your ID and it’s,

“Oooooo, hmmm.
Would it be under another name?”

They can’t find your fucking room.
They eventually give you another room.


You get up to your room, the goddamn key doesn’t work.

You try it at every angle until you finally say fffuck it –
You go back down, get another key, you go back up, it works.


You get in your room, it smells like ass crack.
You call downstairs, 

Do you have another fucking room? It smells like Archie Bunker took a shit in here.

“Um no, I’m sorry miss we don’t have another room and there’s no reason to use that langu -“


It smells like somebody who smokes cigars took a shit in here. And fought in Korea. At the same goddamn time.


But see when you take a bus.


You fucking head to the grocery store.
You stock up the thing with food and booze, get a couple movies.

Nice bathroom.
There’s a shower on the bus, you’re fucking good to go.
You’re in a goddamn bubble.

And now I know I didn’t have to walk you through my fucking life but generally speaking, you get the point.




















Chicken and Snap Pea Soup


What I Used

2 Chicken Breasts Fillets (0r 3 cups shredded leftover chicken). 1 handful Dry Linguine. 8 cups Chicken Broth. 3 tsp Ginger (peeled and diced). 2 cups Sugar Snap Peas. 1 cup roughly chopped Shitake Mushrooms. 1 Med Onion (roughly chopped). 2 tbsp Soy Sauce. Olive Oil. 1 tbsp Crushed Red Pepper. Salt. Pepper.

What I Did


If you don’t already have leftover chicken, start with the chicken first then.

Heat a large pan with 1 tbsp olive oil.
Season the chicken on both sides with salt and pepper.
Saute the chicken until both sides are golden brown.
Then add in 2 cups chicken broth and cover.
Reduce heat to med-low and cook for another 10-12 mins.

Remove the chicken from the pan.
Let stand for 5 mins or until warm to touch.
Then shred chicken and set aside.


In the same pan, add in another 1 tbsp olive oil.
Add in the chopped onions, ginger and minced garlic.
Shake in a little crushed red pepper too.

Add in the remaining chicken broth and stir, being sure to scrape any browned bits from the bottom of the pan.
Cover and let cook, under med-low heat for 15 mins.


After 15 mins, remove from heat.
Pour stock mixture through a fine mesh sieve over a bowl, discarding any solids.
Return filtered stock to the pan and cover to keep warm.


Cook the pasta according to its instructions.


Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in another large skillet over med-high heat.
Add in the sliced mushrooms and ginger.
Cook, stirring often until the mushrooms are tender, about 5 mins.

Then add in the shredded chicken, soy sauce, sugar and strained stock.
Bring to a simmer.

Using a small knife, slice the snap peas until the middle forming even halves.
Add them the broth and cook under med-low heat, stirring occasionally for about 2 mins.

Remove from heat and adjust seasoning to taste.


Serve by dividing the pasta evenly into bowls and ladling the stock mixture over the pasta.
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58 thoughts on “Chicken and Snap Pea Soup

  1. See, I could totally be OK with renting a party bus for a road trip–that would be fantastic! Right now I’ll just take a few days off–this three day weekend cannot come soon enough.

  2. I think I’ll be trying this recipe the next time it’s my night to cook at home and it’s not a hot day. My daughters love sugar snap peas these days, and this looks simple and good.

  3. I always lower my expectations when I travel and sometimes I’m even pleasantly surprised. Bus sounds like fun, though you won’t get me in a trailer park, been there, done that. Our friends had a $100,000 motor home (rock star bus) and we stayed in a park just outside Montreal, right next to a guy living in a tent. I opened the window to see his butt crack and a can of beer in his hand at 8:30 in the effin’ morning. 😳

  4. Didn’t know this was a thing: “Find out you’re bumped to the next flight because you didn’t check in exactly 24 hours ahead of time, online.”

    I’m glad I’ve been warned – thanks!

  5. Oh, nom nom nom nom nom – that looks great. I don’t like flying, not because I worry how lumps of metal can fly, but because I don’t like being told what to do – it really annoys me!

  6. Yummy soup!
    Sign me up for the road trip! With you, I know it would be a blast 🙂 I’ve never been bumped on flight…knock on wood. But my biggest pet peeve is finding out your connecting flight gate has been changed again and you 5 mins to make it to the next terminal. Chicago Airport. Happens every single time I fly thru there. So annoying!

    xo, Jackie

  7. Anything that involves being smushed into what is basically a tin capsule with strangers is shit. Especially when it’s expensive and takes hours and hours and hours and… I could go on.

    Now, if you can fill the tin capsule with fewer people, and actually like those people and not have to carry your shampoo in a miniature fucking bottle, why wouldn’t you? That’s living. 🙂

  8. Can’t comment on the food, you’re vastly before me. I kinda writhe in abasement.

    On the trip: no, you’re all wrong. Really wrong. AMTRAK. Cheap coach seats, no suites; it’s comfy; travel like a ’30s star all around here. But way cooler and funner. A continent this big demands rail travel. We do have it; it’s just supposed to suck and be shit, and stupid. I don’t get that, at all. The closest I’ve come to loving America has been on the rails, ever. Meanwhile, buses can buss my butt.

  9. Archie Bunker!!! Dude – that’s going way back! That miserable, old, son of a bitch. Great post…I laughed inappropriately in my cubicle while my mgr fish-eyed me. That soup looks amazing! A+++++++ for presentation!

  10. Hmm… I’m not so sure about the bus girl. I’d prefer a flight if I’m honest.
    Unless I’m going long distance I don’t check luggage in – gets you out of the airport quicker.
    I can’t read on a bus and can just about manage watching something with feeling like I want to emancipate the contents of my stomach!
    That soup looks delicious!
    Question: who get the other portion of the food you make or do you eat them both? lol!

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