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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1 Jessica @ How Sweet July 16, 2010

Side to side!

And I need to make the cookies into bars. I never think to do that. You are brilliant.


2 Kelly July 16, 2010

I am definitely with you on this one….eating down the middle is the best way!!! Also…yes Jessica makes everything look and taste fabulous! She never lets me down! :)


3 Salah July 16, 2010

hahaha omg that picture…….lol

I eat it side to side, thats the only way to go. Efficiency has nothing to do with how you eat corn, sorry Nate :-) haha

I am now inspired to go get some shells n’ cheese for my next cheat day hahaha…mmmmmm, I’m salivating just thinking about it


4 peanutbutterfingers July 16, 2010

side to side baby! :)

ryan actually cuts his corn off the cob. he picked that one up from my dad.


5 Sarah for Real July 16, 2010


I also want to weigh in on the maxi-dress and the mac n cheese.

I’ll be honest, I dislike maxi-dresses so I don’t think you should be sad. Haha. I think it’s hard to find one that works unless you’re 7′ tall. I’m sure it’s out there… somewhere. But to each her own. I do NOT claim a fashionista title, so don’t listen to a word I say ;) (Even more so, I hate those super short dresses that are everywhere right now. I don’t like walking around with my va-jay-jay hanging out

I love black pepper and tobasco on my mac n cheese. Try it! Love that kick!


6 michele July 16, 2010

Side to side indeed! That’s the only way to eat it.


7 dorrybird July 16, 2010

Side to side for sure! I have the same issue with maxi dresses – they are always a tad too short and it just doesn’t work.


8 Katie @ Health for the Whole Self July 16, 2010

Thanks for the shout-out on my blog’s guest post…even if it did leave you feeling a little guilty! Haha.

And side-to-side, definitely. You got this one, Heather! ;)


9 Tina July 16, 2010

Haha! What a debate. I eat mine around the ear like your hubs. I don’t really know why though.

And I believe many times the ugliest concoctions are the tastiest!


10 Co July 16, 2010

I eat it around the cob like your husband. I was reading the other comments and I have to agree with Sarah about the super short dresses!


11 angela1508 July 16, 2010

I’m a side-to-side girl too! That guy looks intense… I don’t think I’d want to get in between him and those cobs!


12 Gracie @ Girl Meets Health July 16, 2010

From a burrito to cookie bars to mac’n’cheese…your eats look so decadent! My kinda gal :)


13 Jocelyn Stott July 16, 2010

Hey there! I just discovered your blog and it really resonated with me. I too felt the post-college weight issues and it has been a struggle since. I try to eat healthy every day, but it is a struggle every day. Thank you for this blog – I plan on returning often.


14 rhodeygirl July 16, 2010



15 Lauren Christine. July 16, 2010

side to side for sure!! i’ve been wanting to try one of those burrito’s from the burrito lady. except she doesn’t stop at our building. i might have to have you order one for me ;-).


16 foodiefresh July 16, 2010

Ew. That guy looks gross with all that corn. I think I have been convinced to try one of Jessica’s recipes with that sweet and salty combo.

I don’t think Diet Coke is going to kill you if you have one every once in a while. That was the last real vice I cut out of my diet, but when I really want one, I have one. I’m pretty sure 2 or 3 x a month is not going to really have a negative effect on my health.


17 Heather C July 16, 2010

OMG, 505 Green Chile sauce has my heart!! Do they sell it in CO?!! You have no idea how happy that would make this NM-raised girl…. ;)

I also love pepper on my Mac’n’Cheese. Not sure when I started putting it on there, but mmm its so good.


18 hundredtenpounds July 16, 2010

That’s funny we had this debate like a month ago. I’m side to side and then turn over and do it again too.


19 Anna July 16, 2010

I have yet to find a maxi dress that doesn’t make me look 6 months pregnant. Or maybe it’s my nightly dessert habit that’s doing it to me, but whatever.

Side to side!!


20 Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen July 16, 2010

Things I was happy to see in this post: Diet Coke and pepper on your mac & cheese. :)


21 Jill@MySoCalledHealthLife July 16, 2010

It’s all about around the cob!! It’s quicker and more productive ;-)


22 Dana B. July 16, 2010

Corn=around the cob! The burrito looks really good right now!

And that dude is gross-ugh.


23 Penny Knight July 16, 2010

My Mom would put pepper on everything when I was younger as well. I remember watching her eat tomatoes with A little Mayo and tones of Pepper. Now when I eat Mac and Cheese I put Pepper on it and think of her.


24 kbwood July 16, 2010

ok– where do you get these delish burritos? THEY LOOK SO GOOD


25 lpskins July 17, 2010

I always go around the cob but Len does side to side like a corn eating machine. We have had that same debate. haha. He swears he has won a corn eating contest.


26 Jennifer July 17, 2010

I eat my corn around the cob. Well I used to at least. With these braces I have to slice off the corn with a knife. haha. Let me tell you, I am the queen of maxi dresses. I own maybe 10 or more. But I do live in Florida, so I’m sure there is better variety down here. I’ve gotten quite a few from forever 21. And they are long enough on me too. I’m almost 5’8 and I can wear heels or flats with the dress. Hope you find one you love!


27 Stacey @ Tipping the (Kitchen!) Scales July 17, 2010

Those cookies look absolutely amazing!!


28 Stacey@ July 17, 2010

The bars and dinner looked amazing. Jessica’s recipes are always fantastic.


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