Thursday, February 14, 2013

Can a Feminist be a Housewife?

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. 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. 

 You can make your own crust but to save yourself some time, the premade pie crusts are great too.
 After boiling the chicken and veggies let them sit. Place them in the pie crust right before pouring the onion/stock over it.

 Make sure to slowly add contents while stirring constantly. You really have to keep an eye so it doesn't stick to the bottom and to maintain a good consistency. This is what is looks like when it's ready to be poured over the chicken and veggies in the pie crust.
 Make sure to seal the edges by pressing all along the rim of the pan, and make slits on top to allow the steam to escape.

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