Maybe the intent behind engagement chicken is important?

posted 3 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

No idea, but I’m making this next week!

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Sounds delicious!

I’m pretty sure this would only work for me if it was “engagement takeout”! Wink

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

@Olympia:  Im with ya. Engagement burrito??

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@babeba:  I agree with you.  It’s such a standard, simple, homey recipe.  The chicken itself isn’t going to get you engaged if you’re not already there, but if you’re trying to make yourself seem like ‘wife material’ it might help – you can cook a bang up meal, something guys are often looking for (even if they don’t admit it) – everyone like being taken care of!

Post # 8
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Helper bee

@babeba:  

 

I made this about a year ago when my friend told me it worked for some girls she knew.

 

So I went out and bought a whole chicken, the lemons, $10 worth of fresh herbs (little did I know they were only for garnish on the side) but if I was going to make this…I wanted to make it exact to the recipe.

 

I had it roasting in the oven when SO came home from work and he was like mmmm what are you making? He opened the oven and immediately asked if I put oil on it like his mom does to hers…and I said “no, this is a different recipe” then he kept badgering me to put oil on it…”no! this is MY recipe..not your mom’s!!”   THEN he proceeded to ask if it’s ok his brother and friend come for some chicken   -_-  well…after all the fighting about putting oil on it, I didn’t care at that point..so much for the romance….of watching his friends devour it!! Yell

 

 It didn’t work for me BTW…if you didn’t guess already

 

Post # 9
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Worker bee

@westcoast_girl:  Just curious, why would you care/be offended if he invited his brother/friends over to eat? In my mind, it would be the biggest compliment of my cooking if my guy wanted to show it off to friends/family.

Post # 10
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Helper bee

@summerlove21:  

I totally wouldn’t care if it were any other meal… just that it was engagement chicken…and in my mind I thought it was supposed to be a romantic meal together…without 2 other dudes scarfing it down and talking about hockey, etc… it would distract my SO from fully enjoying the chicken. Lol I dont knowww

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

@westcoast_girl:  I have to agree with you on this one. There are plenty of meals I have cooked and invited his friends along for. Engagement chicken is sacred! (Or so it seems via prophecy?!) And I would want that reserved just for the two of us…if all the hocus pocus is true!

What I’m curious about is…were all the chicks that made engagement chicken bad cooks prior to that? I cook for the fella fairly often so I’m not sure that he’d see this as any kind of “different” attempt at bein’ wifey material!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

@babeba:  Did you stick exactly to the recipe? If so, which did you use? I’ve looked at several but I’m not sure which to go by. I figure I’ll give it a shot, can’t hurt! But I’m weird as I’d want to follow it exactly too – must be some kinda voodoo if you follow it right I’m sure!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

@babeba:  I picked up some ingredients tonight! Engagement chicken will be served this week! I can’t wait!Laughing

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