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Monday, May 2, 2011

Otherwise Engaged

Last week I was going through some old emails and came across one from my friend Deborah.  She sent me a link to a recipe for "Engagement Chicken".  According to the article, this recipe practically guaranteed that if a girl made it for her boyfriend an engagement ring would be forthcoming in short order.

The same day on the Barefoot Contessa, Ina told the story of her roast chicken.  It seems that whenever any of the girls in her office made her roast chicken for her boyfriend, the next thing you knew they were engaged.  Hum...  I guess a lot of people the world over have roast chicken to thank for their engagements.  It also seems that a lot of people are taking credit for the recipes.

And last week Kelly, who is one of Kate's tennis coaches, became engaged.  I have no idea if she made her fiance David roast chicken in the days or weeks leading up to the engagement but it would certainly be funny if she had.

All this talk of roast chicken and engagements got me to thinking.  I am here to tell you that I never made Ted roast chicken either before we were engaged or for years after we were married.  In fact, it's only in the last couple of years that I have become an avid chicken roaster.  Nonetheless, I can certainly see the appeal of roast chicken to a guy.  It's homey.  And it tastes really good.  You know the old saying, the way to a man's heart is through his stomach.  Well, here's proof.

So, while Kelly probably doesn't need to bother with Engagement Chicken, some of my readers might like to put this recipe to the test.  Let me know how it goes!

Check out this link for Engagement Chicken.

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