Does engagement chicken work?

posted 7 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

The only engagement chicken I know of is a fantastic recipe by Ina Garten. Can someone explain what engagement chicken is? πŸ™‚

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m with maureen9004. Sounds interesting… πŸ™‚

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

I never made engagement chicken, although at  one point  I seriously considered it. He had asked my parents about 8 months before he asked me, and I knew it. I was desperate.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I made engagement chicken last november and was engaged the next february.

So….technically, it worked for me πŸ˜€

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I think the article makes women look crazy. If you’re incapable of saying “we’ve been together seven years- how about we get married this year..” you have no buisness being engaged. Now.. If he starts ho humming perhaps its time to move on (not play chicken).

 I prefer Ina’s version. πŸ™‚

As an aside, my husband took awhile to ask for the second time- but when I approached him with “Hey.. we’ve been together three years, live together, have combined finances.. what do you think.” it happened (The first time he proposed after we had been dating four months and I said he was crazy and thought it was a joke- I still feel bad)

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@maureen9004: Its just something fun to cook and share with your man. For me it was fun watching him gobble it up and in my mind I was like “yes, yes, eat up. muahahaha” Of course, I didnt really think “ohhh hes under my spell now” lol

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

@HoneyBear: lol.. are we talking about the recipe or the game?

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Nevermind.. I am so confused. Before reading the article I googled it and found something else about playing chicken with the engagement (i.e. threatening to leave the relationship)

If you’re actually preparing an engagement chicken I think it will work! I mean, if I were a man a women cooked for me- I’d want to put a ring on it.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

I don’t buy it one bit.

I think that the majority of women who make engagement chicken are in relationships where engagement is the rational next step. Long term, serious relationships. They make the chicken and then, some degree of time afterwards, he proposes. It could be a month or a year. That doesn’t mean that that the chicken “worked,” it just means that they are both on the same page for the future of their relationship.

 

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I tried it, 3 weeks later he proposed, of course by then I had actually forgotten all about the chicken πŸ™‚

I’m honestly not convinced it was the chicken that did it since I cook for him a lot and I had cooked Thanksgiving (including a turkey) for 4 years in a row at that point.

Mr. Bee, why do you think it works? I think I would tend to agree with Miss Sloth.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m going to go with I don’t think it’s the cause for engagments, but it certainly helps? I really like the recipie and it’s fairly easy, and it’s super yummy! I make it whenever I’m in the mood to do something extra nice for him.  I’m not a chef by any means and my FI was very impressed when I made it the first time.

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