Sunday, July 24, 2011

How Very Corny of You

There are so many reasons I started cooking with my toddlers but one of them was my complete incompetence in the kitchen. I don't want my girls to grow up and not know how to cook corn on the cob. Really, how hard can it be? If you have never boiled fresh ears of corn you can easily over cook and ruin their sweet, summer taste. My wonderful mother-in-law (hi Rhonda!) taught me an easy trick for making one of Audrey's favorite side dishes.

You gotta make them work for it

  • Fill a large pot with water. 
  • Add your shucked corn. 
  • Turn the burner on high and cook until the water boils. 
  • Remove from the heat and your ears should be cooked. 

During the summer we cannot get enough of this wonderful vegetable, especially Audrey. She used to call it popcorn and would ask for it at every meal when we visited her grandparents in Minnesota.

yes, I gave my baby a cob to teeth on

We are visiting Audrey's grandparents again in Minnesota and Audrey is averaging 1 1/2 ears per dinner. It is a good thing we are not having it every night and that we are only here for ten days!

The girls are wearing their Tea dresses again! I brought most of them with us on our trip because they are not only beautiful but comfortable. Maurene has worn her green number several times and we have only been here two and a half days. You really should check out the catalog.

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  1. They look like they are having fun! Summer corn is the best.

  2. We cannot get enough. I worry that Audrey will turn into an ear of corn. Or maybe that was supposed to be hope...hope that she will turn into an ear of corn.


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