FIX YO' MAN A PLATE! by Bougie Girl Apparel
I created this T-shirt based on an essay I wrote entitled: "Fix Yo' Man A Plate".
This essay was based on a real life experience which occurred during my sophomore year of college. The elder women in my family chastised me for not cheerfully fixing my man a plate during a family gathering. Of course, being 20 years old at the time, I was so convinced that conveying of any type submissive behavior was tantamount to being weak.
It took another ten years or so before I acknowledged that the elder women in my family were indeed wise in their advice about the importance of lovingly fixing your man a plate. Back then, I masked my insecurity with the relationship via feminist rantings directed at my then significant other.
Fast forward to Thanksgiving 2011, I am running around the kitchen making sure kids are fed, fixing up plates for the single men in the family, and feeling super-nurturing towards the world in general.
Now, I know that some of the womenfolk out there are not gonna be pleased with this directive. Perhaps, you have no clue on how to plan a menu or even cook for that matter. Remember, most men are easy to please when it comes to food.
They aren't expecting you to whip up Beef Wellington every night. In most cases, they would be pleased with a grilled Provolone cheese sandwich on wheat bread with a couple of slices of turkey, a steaming bowl of vegetable minestrone, and a scoop of French vanilla ice cream for dessert.
If you are too busy to cook full on meals on regular, then consider fixing him up a snack plate. Snack plates take only about 10 to 20 minutes to prepare and he will really appreciate the time that you took to prepare it.
Fixing yo' man a plate on a regular basis is simple way of showing him how much you cherish his presence in your life.