Thursday, May 13, 2010

A Chicken in Every Pot

In the 17th century, King Henry IV stated he wished his hungry peasants could have “a chicken in his pot every Sunday." That phrase was appropriated for political use in American history and used by the Republican party in a 1928 campaign praising their efforts towards the country’s prosperity. Often forgotten, the additional line included “and a car in every back yard”.

Source: “A Chicken in Every Pot” political ad and rebuttal article in New York Times, 10/30/1928 (National Archives)

While I do have a car (in the garage, not the back yard) and can have chicken every Sunday if I so choose, the only prosperity surrounding me is my proclivity to voluptuousity—I’m very prosperous there.

I’ve decided to make healthier meals to get my curves under control but don’t want to join in any official dieting group. Instead, I’ve opted to seek out recipes used by Weight Watchers members. A good source was found here at the Laa Loosh blog.

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Last night I gave the Chicken Pot Pie recipe found here a try.

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The recipe was easy to make and we enjoyed it. I was very careful, however, when presenting it to my husband by leaving out the words Weight Watchers. Otherwise, he’d have balked at the whole idea and not tried it. Men are just plain weird.

For any of you who are Weight Watchers members, this meal counts as 4 points. It’s not an official Weight Watchers recipe, but it is tasty and serves its purpose.


Storybook Woods said...

Chloe will love this, we will have to make it xoxox Clarice

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This looks so good, June! You would like Rocco DiSpirito's new cookbook as he has reduced down favorite comfort foods to under 350 calories! he uses an lot of Greek yogurt and evaporated skim milk in sauces.

Nishant said...

This looks so good,
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