Recently I found the easiest, healthiest way to cook fresh corn on the cob and have to share it with you all!! No more shucking the corn, clean out each hair by a scrub brush and your hands, boil in a pot of water (which takes out most of the nutrients), and lather in butter and salt.
The first step is to pick a healthy tasty corn on the cob at the store still in its husk. You need to peel away the very top of the husk to make sure the corn is not eaten away by bugs or dried up.
When you are ready to cook the corn, preheat your oven to about 425*F, wrap the corn (in the husk) in foil, and place the corn in the oven. Cook for about 20-30 minutes till the corn is slightly softer than uncooked (its hard to undercook or overcook corn this way). When you cook the corn in the husk, it stays moisturized and locks the flavors in, giving a roasted taste full of nutrients.
Let the corn, still wrapped in foil, cool for a minute, then unwrap the foil when cool enough to touch. Next, grab, with a towel or cloth, the very top of the corn, grabbing all the hairs and the husk, pulling straight down, then repeat for the other side, breaking the bottom off. The corn is now shucked and clean of any hairs in two easy pulls!
Now your ready to dress up your healthy nutritious corn up anyway you chose. However, this corn is tasty enough that no dressing up is needed. You could go with the good ole’ traditional option: butter and salt; or the new healthier and tasty option: lime juice and lightly sprinkled with Cayenne pepper (my husbands favorite!).
So enjoy summers favorite vegetable without all the hassle and mess!
I started blogging a short-time ago with hopes of blogging much more often than I actually have, and I have no excuses, except I have been so busy?? Well ok, I have no excuse, but don’t we all make up excuses all the time for why we don’t do the things we set out to do? Well I do, often. Why do we do that? Why do we make excuses for not following through, or not doing everything that we expect out of ourselves? Is it that we feel like we have let ourselves down? or let others down? Maybe we just feel obligated to everyone else to explain the whys. Life is about life! This statement automatically puts the word DUH! into your mind, but in reality for me, life is all the things that happen that we probably do not plan for. Life is all the moments that happen everyday, planned or spontaneous. And to be honest, the spontaneous ones are the ones I cherish the most some days: the dishes magically (by my husband) being put away, a long kiss as my husband leaves for work replacing the everyday peck bye, chit-chatting with a friend for hours unexpectantly, last-minute date nights or girl nights, etc. Often times, these spontaneous moments can change our ‘plans’ or leave us rearranging our schedules. So then if these are some of the greatest moments in everyday life, why do we make excuses for keeping us from achieving minor things or from delaying following through on something? If we are still accomplishing and attending to our priorities in life, then why do we feel so bad about the little things being put on hold for another day when we are cherishing what God gave us today. Everyday new day is a gift from God and it is to be cherished. James 4:14-15 (HCSB) states “You don’t even know what tomorrow will bring- what your life will be! For you are a bit of smoke that appears for a little while, then vanishes. Instead, you should say, If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.” So cherish the day the Lord has given you TODAY, don’t just plan to cherish it tomorrow, or don’t get all upset that what happened today, good or bad, expected or unexpected, got in the way of the little things that you thought MUST be accomplished today. The floors will still be dirty tomorrow, the flower bed will still need to be weeded tomorrow, your toes will still need a good pedicure tomorrow… so do as Psalm 118:24 says: rejoice and be glad, because this is the day that the Lord has made! So rejoice and stop making excuses because you are enjoying the life God gave you TODAY!!