They say that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. I know that in my house, this definitely proves to be true. My husband loves to be fed, and to put it quite bluntly, is a total glutton when it comes to certain foods. I have watched him kill a 5lb Hershey's bar in a matter of a couple hours. He is addicted to sweets big time. And much to my disgust, he will devour mass quantities of junk all in one sitting, and he doesn't gain a freaking ounce. Ever. Lucky guy! He is always requesting my Chicken Cordon Bleu, or my "bacon chicken" aka Monterey Chicken. The man definitely likes to eat! Maybe it's because I can actually cook and being married to me feeds him properly. When he was a bachelor, he lived off of sweets, fast food, and Pizza Hut. Such a sad, sad existence!
While pretty much everyone likes to eat, did you know that certain foods are considered to be aphrodisiacs? Oysters, dark chocolate, strawberries...Even green M&M's are rumored to have libido boosting properties. (Although there isn't much scientific evidence to back up these claims.) Whether it be fact or fiction, food can be very sensual. Plus, it tastes good! I would never in a zillion years eat an oyster, since I do not eat sea food of any kind, but pass me some chocolate covered berries, please! Or maybe some fresh melon and a nice assortment of cheeses and a glass of wine....So many possibilities!
Anyway, today is day 8 of the K-Y Brand Intimacy Experiment, and our challenge today was to spend the evening cooking dinner together. I am the chef in the house, (my husband can barely boil water independently!) and I decided to make something to please both of us. I made Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese, as well as a nice green salad and some parmesan garlic bread. And this was homemade mac & cheese, people. No squeezie pouch or nasty powered packet that originated in some blue box that I shall not name. You know the kind. The stuff that little kids inhale. I hate the stuff and find it offensive to all things labeled cheese. Anyway, this dish was guy-friendly bar food meets comfort food in a very odd, yet appealing concoction. It was excellent, by the way!
Dan surprised me and DID help in the kitchen. He preheated the deep fryer for the chicken, he trimmed and cut the chicken for me, he did the dishes, and he spent the entire time talking to me! Usually when I cook, he is plastered to the couch staring mindlessly at the TV. Tonight he actually paid attention to me! He even stole several kisses and stood behind me and wrapped his arms around me while I was making the cheese sauce for the macaroni. It was definitely a nice change! It's no wonder that a whopping 83% of couples that cook together regularly report having an excellent relationship, as opposed to 26% of those who never do, according to a recent study.
Well, I'm off to take part in the night time activity now before the hubby falls asleep...Can we say dessert? ;) I'm thinking something very 9 1/2 Weeks here,lol
Stay tuned tomorrow for Day 9 of the K-Y Brand Intimacy Experiment. And please scroll down to my previous post and enter my giveaway if you're a blogger. 2 of you will be lucky enough to win the awesome K-Y prize pack I received as well as have the chance to document your own Intimacy Experiment on your blog!
For more information about the K-Y Brand Intimacy Experiment, please visit them at the Couple's Place on Facebook.
I wrote this posting while participating in a blog campaign on behalf of K-Y® Brand and also received product samples to help facilitate my review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% honest and my own, and have not been influenced in any way.
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I'm Brandy, a happily married, proud mama of two munchkins and a teen. You can read more about me HERE. If you're interested in building a working relationship, please feel free to e-mail me at: NewlyCrunchyMamaOf3@gmail.com
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