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PostHeaderIcon U.S. Troops face high risk of identity theft (#Giveaway)


U.S. troops are among the Americans most vulnerable to identify theft and the military is doing little to protect them. By requiring service members to provide their Social Security numbers as part of routine tasks, the military is exposing them to an increased risk of identity theft, according to a report released last month by several professors at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

The authors are specifically concerned about the use of birth dates and Social Security numbers on travel orders and military ID cards. IT is also becoming a concern that it is a requirement for troops stationed in Iraq, Afghanistan and other foreign posts to provide their Social Security numbers to cash personal checks.

U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson was recently appointed chairman of the U.S. House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee, and he said the panel will review the study’s findings. The potential problems stemming from identity theft are particularly great for deployed troops. read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon Recipe: Sun-Bird General Tso’s Chicken

This is something that I normally eat when we go to our local Chinese buffet. Of course, it didn’t taste like it did at the restaurant… It was better! Please keep in mind when making this that it is a little spicy. I don’t like my food very spicy and this was just about my limit. Royal (9) was his usualy dramatic self stating that his mouth was on fire with each bite lol but Spencer (4) ate it right on down without one complaint. One drank milk and the other had water and there was no gulping it down because the chicken was to spicy.

For this recipe I actually used 2 packets of the Sun Bird General Tso’s Chicken Spice mix and doubled everything. One pound of chicken wouldn’t have been enough for us. The package I has was 2.7 pounds and this was still plenty of sauce for that! I also added a bit more water. Below are the package instructions and then how I made it.

You can buy this at just about any major food retailer in the Asian food section. All of my local stores carry it.

Ingredients (Package Directions))

  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 packet Sun Bird General Tso’s Chicken Mic

(This was how I made it)

  • 1/2 cup and 1/8 cup flour
  • 2.5 – 3lbs boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 5 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 3/4 cup water
  • 5 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 packets Sun Bird General Tso’s Chicken Mix

It’s easy to prepare General Tso’s Chicken with Sun-Bird seasonings. The spice and seasonings in the sauce will turn out perfectly every time. (Official Instructions are below the pictures) You can serve this with white rice. Since the boys aren’t big fans (and honestly I was out and didn’t realize it!) I made Chicken Rice-A-Roni with it and it went well together.

Directions:

  • Add flour to resealable plastic food bag.
  • Add chicken chunks and seal.
  • Shake bag to coat chicken evenly.
  • Combine seasoning, sugar, soy sauce and water; blend and set aside.
  • Heat oil in large skillet over medium high heat until hot.
  • Add flour-coated chicken and cook until evenly browned. (Do not dump the bag in, you will end up with clumps of flour. Use a slotted spoon or tongs.)
  • Stir sauce mixture and add to skillet with chicken.
  • Bring sauce to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until desired consistency.
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