I always thought the idea of Engagement Chicken was incredibly corny. I mean, seriously, you're going to cook your man a magic meal that will make him propose? Lame! But with all the hype about the stupid thing, I was curious about the recipe, so I eventually broke down and made it.
It was gross. I'm sure it had something to do with the fact that my oven is a 700 year-old beast with all the temperatures worn off (Yeah, it's great. You never know what's going to come out of that thing.), but I found nothing magical about that cooking or eating experience. And my husband agreed.
Now, we have a chance to redeem ourselves, though. Glamour has come out with a new, totally-not-cheesy recipe called Love You Pancakes. Or, by their official name, "Love You Pancakes: A Sweet Breakfast Surprise for Your Man." Did you just throw up a little in your mouth? You totally did. Don't worry, I have my own special "food list" after the jump. Bon appetit!
I Slept With Your Brother Mashed Potatoes. All you need for this recipe is some potatoes, butter, salt, pepper, thyme, and a hint of unscrupulousness. Once your man takes a bite of those potatoes, there's no need to ever say anything at all. Get yours, girl!
I Really Wish You Would Stop Being Such a Bitch Cupcakes. Stand up for yourself with a tray of cupcakes! This one is simple. Just add some zest of orange into a box of Betty Crocker and voila! Your sister, friend, or mother-in-law will know it's time they put a stop to their naughty behavior. One editor here likes to ice hers with pink frosting for that extra punch. Tsk, tsk.
I Spent Our Life's Savings on a Bunch of U2 Tickets and an Alpaca Salad. Red onions are key in this one. Just chop up some romaine, cucumbers, and add a finely diced red onion. Your significant other will be pissed, but he'll love the way the onion blends with the lemon-y dressing. Dee-lish.
I'm Not Happy in This Relationship, But I'd Rather Be in it Than Be Alone Lasagna. A fun twist on grandma's classic. Make your lasagna like you normally would, but add a couple shakes of crushed red pepper on top about an hour before you take it out of the oven. Your man will see where you're coming from with this dish, and we can guarantee years of misery to come!
I Was Fired Months Ago and Haven't Been Going to Work Each Day, But Instead Wandering the City Aimlessly Fruit Torte. Make a strawberry and blueberry fruit torte and dust with powdered sugar before serving. We like to serve this one in a group of people -- eases some of the tension, if you know what we mean. It'll all work out -- your the fabbiest of fabby, remember?! xoxoxo
What do you think of Engagement Chicken and Love You Pancakes?
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