Can a Feminist also be a Houswife?
My father tried to mold me into a conservative Mormon housewife, but ended up raising a feminist outspoken tomboy. The more he tried to get me to act like a lady, go to church, and help my mom cook dinner, the more I despised it. I was more concerned with climbing trees or scoring goals on the soccer field. My father told me if I never learned how to cook that I would never find myself a husband. In the years that passed I didn’t spend much time in the kitchen, and a few failed attempts at cooking left me upset (and hungry). It wasn’t until I found a man that loved to cook for me that I decided to try and return the favor. So, I would like to post some of our favorite meals, starting with this recipe for a Chicken Pot Pie. http://allrecipes.com/recipe/chicken-pot-pie-ix/After following the directions the first couple attempts, I decided to shake things up a little bit and it made all the difference! Instead of just 1 pound of chicken breast I added 1 and ½ to 2 pounds. Add a little more veggies than what the recipe calls for also. When boiling the chicken and veggies you can add chicken stock for more flavor. I also added twice the black pepper and a ¼ tsp of cayenne pepper. The result is a chicken pot pie with kick but not too spicy. I think the answer to the title of this blog post is “YES!” I think a woman can still be a feminist while sharing roles that were traditionally for the women of the household. It’s all about equality. So, I don’t mind cooking for my man, as long as I get to cut the grass or swing a hammer every now and then too.
Here is the finished delicious Chicken Pot Pie (with a kick). Contents are very hot, make sure to let set/cool before consuming. The recipe said 10 minutes, but I would give it more like 15-20 minutes because it is lava hot! :) enjoy