Eat Your Corn!

by Heather on July 16, 2010

Happy Friday!  That week flew by, didn’t it?!

I had a tinge of guilt yesterday as I drank my Diet Coke with breakfast and reading the guest post on Health for the Whole Self…about how to ditch the diet-soda drinking.  Guess the irony gods were having fun with that one…

I also had a burrito lady burrito with Italian sausage…SO GOOD!  If you haven’t noticed, I really love these burritos.  They’re super flavorful with awesome salsa and super soft tortillas.  What’s not to love?

Since yesterday was Thursday, it meant treat day at the ol’ office.  I, of course, went for one of Jessica’s recipes:  Salty Caramel Turtle Cookies (bars in my lazy case):

As usual this was an incredible recipe!  I had to use walnuts because I couldn’t justify the price Whole Foods was asking for pecans and I didn’t want to drive anywhere else.  So sue me :)  BUT I do wish that I’d melted a few of the caramels and drizzled them on top…just to get a little bit more of that buttery sweetness!  Lesson of the day?  Always make Jessica’s recipes.  The end.

Lunch was simple:  a bowl with about a 1/2 cup of plain, boiled lentils, the kernels from one ear of corn, 4 oz of grilled chicken, and about 3-4 Tbsp of 505 Green Chile Salsa:

There was also a serving of tortilla chips that I used to dip with, but let’s face it:  they were ugly.  And this bowl was ugly (albeit delicious) enough!  The flavors all went really well together though:  the peppery lentils, the sweet roasty corn, the savory chicken, spicy salsa, and the salty chips. And the best part is I’m having another today!

On a side note, I’ve found that it’s insanely difficult to find a maxi dress that I like, that fits well, that is long enough, and that isn’t ridiculously overpriced ANYWHERE in the state of Colorado.  Granted, I haven’t looked everywhere, but over the course of that past week I’ve probably checked out at least 10 different stores.  Nothing.  Nada.  Zip.  Zero.  Zilch. That’s all, just thought y’all should know 😉

Dinner last night was a big bowl with mac ‘n’ cheese and broccoli (which is at the bottom and lightly steamed):

I adore pepper on my mac ‘n’ cheese…it’s delicious, but even if it wasn’t I’d still put it on there because it reminds me of how my mom seemed to put pepper on just about anything growing up:  mac ‘n’ cheese, tomatoes, cucumbers, cantaloupe.  It adds just the right amount of heat to make the flavors all tie together!  Today is the standard Friday work day, and then tonight I’m planning on some major house cleaning and movie watching :)


The other night when we had our grilled corn, Nate and I found ourselves in the middle of yet another silly debate:  how do you eat corn off of the cob?  I claim side-to-side…you know, just like they did in cartoons!  It takes less work and always yields the highest number of kernels.  Nate on the other hand is saying that you eat the corn around the cob.  His reasoning?  “It’s more efficient that way.”  Doubtful baby, doubtful 😉

So, what do you think?  And more importantly, what do you think THIS guy would have to say about it?! :)


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