(Closed) Engagement Chicken: original recipe or did you modify?

posted 11 years ago in Waiting
  • poll: What are your thoughts on the engagement chicken superstition?

    You have to use the original recipe or it won't work, I did it and now I'm engaged

    Any roast chicken will work, I modified the recipe and I'm engaged

    Modified recipe and still waiting

    Used original recipe and still waiting

  • Post # 17
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I did it on Friday, we went to Tiffany’s on a Sunday. Now I am married. I truly believe that the lemon, salt, and pepper are key. I add either cloves of garlic in the carcas or garlic salt on top.

    My mother makes this recipe for my dad twice a week and 38 years later, they are still married.

    I still believe it works.

    Post # 18
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Oh but one more thing—give the guys a break! Can you imagine how hard it must be to save up the money for an engagement ring?!?!?!?!?!!!! And guys are funny. They care more about it then you realize. They are marking their territory (how unfeminist of me, I know). They want to save up for the biggest ring they can muster so no one has the nerve to approach you again!

    Then, they are spending sooooo much money and if you (or a trusted friend of yours) is not helping them, they are scared to take the credit card out and ring it up because what if you don’t like it? What if you say no? What if you turn into a shrew? What if you try to control him and never let him out with the boys again? What if (gasp) you’re not really perfect? And no one is…OH GOD!!!

    So give them a break and just appreciate them. Give them love and support. Be easy–don’t push. Just make the chicken once in awhile. I like to pair it with a nice chardonay. My mom says to make strawberry shortcake for desert too.

    Post # 21
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    After reading this thread I need to get serious about making this chicken.

    Post # 22
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Dreamingbee, I am glad that he knows what to get you, but he won’t settle on his ring for you. Men are like that. They want to be in a certain place in life or career before they do it.

    To me, it sounds like any day now…he could have some ridiculous proposal planned a couple months out or he feels he needs to ask your family or any number of things.

    I just wanted to get married and didn’t think all of this proposal stuff mattered, but my hubby knew it did. For months all I got asked was, “How did he propose?” His friends probably clued him in on that.

    So just sit tight, appreciate him, chill out, make wholesome meals once in awhile…try the strawberry shortcake. My mom swears by it. Ina Garten has a nice one that was in House Beautiful a few months ago.

     

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