Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Hubby Surprise and Sexy Granny Gowns.

Just like a good dear, hubs knew that I had a busy day at work and wouldn't want to spend my evening cooking. He also knew that I hadn't been grocery shopping in ages. So what did the sweet man do? He went shopping AND whipped up a delicious dinner last night! Go hubs!

Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Pork from Allrecipes.com

2 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced into strips

4 (8 ounce) boneless pork loin chops
1/2 cup teriyaki sauce
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1/4 cup chopped roasted peanuts
2 limes, cut into wedges
Rice or Couscous for a side dish

1.Coat a slow cooker with cooking spray. Place the bell pepper strips and pork chops into the slow cooker. Pour the teriyaki sauce, vinegar, red pepper flakes, and garlic over the pork chops.

2.Cover and cook on Low until the pork is very tender, 8 to 9 hours. Once tender, remove the pork from the slow cooker, and whisk in the peanut butter until smooth. Return the pork to the slow cooker, and cook 10 minutes more.

3.Pour into a serving dish and sprinkle with green onions and peanuts to garnish. Decorate with lime wedges to serve. Add rice couscous on the side and enjoy!

Do you ever wonder what people look like behind closed doors, or what other folks "lounge" style looks like? Here's me, on a typical weeknight.

Flannel nightshirt: Wal-Mart. Sweater: Old Navy, last year. Leggings: Not sure. Slippers: QVC
I like to wear lounge clothes that are of course comfortable, but also can double as outerwear if I need to head to the gas station for more booze coffee. I'll let you all in on a little secret that not many people know....Nightgowns rock. I'm talking about actual GOWNS, like Granny wears. They're perfect for Summer with bare legs and then layered with leggings in the Winter.
The only slight problem is that Granny gowns aren't....well, they aren't very sexy. Men don't like to sleep next to Granny's, know what I mean? The way I've remedied the sexy vs. comfy issue is to buy gowns that are henley style, or have little buttons down the front. So you can, you know, unbutton when necessary :) Here are a few options:

Lands End Canvas $19.99

Victoria's Secret Cotton Mayfair Sleepshirt, $19.99

 Is your lounge style acceptable for going outdoors or do you wear the bare necessities? How do you bridge the gap between sexy vs. comfy lounge wear? Happy Tuesday, friends!


  1. My lounge style consists of uggs, my fav sweatpants, and ratty old t-shirts (mostly from high school!)...prob not the sexiest thing for the hubs, but I change when need be ;)

  2. I love my high school tees too, Micahelyn! It will be a sad, sad day when they all completely fall apart.