Now they say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach but does that road lead all the way to marriage? It’s an age-old question really. Can your cooking making him fall madly in love? Since I ‘m not a very good cook and The Man married me I don’t usually give this one too much thought, but tonight that changed when our newly single next door neighbor invited my husband and I over for dinner and announced that she had made “engagement chicken” for dinner.
In case you haven’t heard of it before, engagement chicken is a phenomenon that came about over 25 years ago in the offices of GLAMOUR magazine. Back then a GLAMOUR editor gave her assistant this particular roasted chicken recipe to cook for her then boyfriend and he loved it so much he proposed just one month later. After that it was passed down through the office over the years and then a few years back the magazine published it and shared it with the world. Afterward hundreds of women (including celebrities) began to swear by its results.
Now let me just say I don’t really buy this at all (feels so 1950s doesn’t it?) AND I don’t doubt my wonderful neighbor’s intentions for even a second. However, when she told us that’s what she made I did find myself watching my husband scarf down two plates worth of it and thinking: “Really!?! No way!” So, I of course, being a journalist, felt the need to quiz him (with rapid fire) about this “phenomenon” – on camera! Here’s The Man’s first vlog. I’m very much looking forward to your reactions on this one ladies. Do you think a meal could make a man propose? Let ‘em rip! (P.S. If you’re curious, here’s the official engagement chicken recipe.)