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Aaron (the Grubster) and I decided to take advantage of my nextdoor neighbor's charcoal grill and bust out the corn I picked up in Kearney, Nebraska on Saturday night. While this butter blend I used was NOT so Right 4 my A secretor type, it was something I couldn't resist on a hot summer July day in Minnesota:
One dozen ears of fresh corn (husks off)
One stick of organic butter (since I don't own a microwave, I let the hot sun take care of the melting for me quite rapidly)
Juice of one-half to one lime
Cayenne pepper (to taste)
Chili pepper flakes (to taste)
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper (to taste)
Brush it over the corn and place the corn directly on the grill, turning every few minutes. Take off the grill. Add a wee bit more butter and dig in! Be sure you have dental floss within reach for later in the night.
We also picked up salmon burgers on sale at Whole Foods and grilled them as well. Aaron had the standard burger (with capsicums) and I had the teriyaki version, full of scallions. Both were excellent!
What better to to serve these with than some mojitos? I also had picked up some organic key limes, organic mint, and a small bottle of rum that night. Along with some turbinado sugar and ice cubes, it made for such a fabulous cocktail. I also made a similar version for using that strawberry lemonade blend Trader Joe's is currently sampling. I made this for Aaron sans the Rum since he had to work in the morning. But me, haha, I was feeling mighty fine all evening. It's amazing how much more fun doing dishes becomes when tipsy.
Woke up in the middle of the night, sweltering hot. For some reason I had shut the windows in my bedroom earlier that night. On top of that, alcohol is really good at messing up one's sleep architecture. So I certainly renewed my "continuting education on life" credits by consuming two serviings of distilled alcohol in one night. Wine really is the only drink I tolerate in my old age, haha.