The other day, while watching a cooking show on public television, the guest was talking about meals she remembered her mother and grandmother making her. The smells bring about such memories that she would never forget! She also made a great point that really made an impact on me. She said that what you feed your kids shows just as much love as words and actions! What an amazing truth! When you spend time and/or energy preparing food for your family, they notice! Even if they don’t always say so! And even more so, when you feed them foods that teach the habit of cooking and making meals that are good for their bodies.
For dinner the other night, we fired up the grill and made a wonderful summer meal! We made turkey burgers and grilled corn on the cob. I got the idea for the corn from Bobby Flay on The Food Network. It was wonderful with the burgers and served with fresh berries and chips!
TO MAKE THE GRILLED CORN ON THE COB:
After cleaning the husk and silk off of the ear of corn, I washed them and wrapped each one in foil. I placed them on the grill for about 25 minutes, rotating periodically.
While they cook, I place a stick of softened butter in the food processor with a bunch of chives, and 3 cloves of garlic. Process until smooth.
Once the corn in finished grilling, I rubbed it with garlic butter, squirted it with fresh lime juice, and sprinkled it with Cotija Cheese.
It is a great meal for the summer months while the weather is warm and the corn is in season!