Do any of you wives (or girlfriends) know what happens when the other half goes shopping with you? Not only do you have to "speed things up", but your cart fills up a lot faster and your receipt is a lot longer and your bill a lot higher.
Lately my husband, lets call him...I dunno....Sir Sportsalot due to his unending knowledge and interest in sports. Well lately Sir Sportsalot has been talking to his co-workers about grilling ideas, seasoning, and technique. I should've known something was up when he wanted to go grocery shopping with me on Saturday.
He had a plan that I was not aware of...yet.
Sir Sportsalot wanted to grill chicken on Sunday and was really excited about using this highly recommended Pollo Seasoning. (I don't have as much faith in his co-workers as he does). Of course I had other ideas for Sunday dinner and wanted to stick to my Salubrious theme and I almost protested. A LOT! Especially after finding out that MSG was the 3rd....yes THIRD ingredient in the coveted seasoning.
But...I shut my mouth (he tossed the seasoning in the cart) and thought about it for a while (a very rare occurrence, let me assure you). I did tell him about the MSG and a few of the awful things about it once we got home. And left it alone again before things heated up. Don't worry gals, I'm not trying to start a new trend here...we're all safe and can continue educating our men in the ways of life and all things important to us. I seriously doubt this will become a habit of mine. The only time my mouth is ever shut is when I'm sleeping (I think).
What I did do was decide that I'd let Sir Sportsalot make his chicken how he wanted. I didn't want to discourage him from helping with the meals and squish his newly budding interest and crumb too much on his co-workers.
And because of that, this week the intended meaning of Salubrious Sunday took a slight twist....I opted for a healthy home life rather than exerting my rights as the mom and head of the kitchen and getting my way. Even though the meal contained some MSG, and a bit more butter than usual....it was excellent and everyone enjoyed it. No stress, no worries.
Green Chili Cream Corn
Sliced avocado and tomato garnished with queso fresco
We started off with 2 chicken breasts that I butterflied for quick and even cooking. Sir Sportsalot sprinkled the MSG ridden...errr, I mean Pollo Seasoning liberally on both sides of the chicken
While the coals were heating and he was grilling I cut the corn off the cob.....
I didn't cut all the way to the cob. I left a lot of the corn on there so I could then scrape the cob with my knife...
thus extracting all that milky corn juiciness which makes cream corn what it is. Nope, I have never added cream or milk to my cream corn. This is how my grandmother makes it in the south and I figure she knows best.
Just know in advance that it makes a bit of a mess.....corn stuff gets splattered everywhere. Its worth it though, so its all good, right?
For every ear of corn you "cream", melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a pan. Add the corn and a bit of sugar (teaspoon maybe?)
I like to add a little minced garlic to my corn. And if its a little chunkier than you prefer....dont hesitate to grab that potato masher and smooth it out a little.
Cover and cook over low heat until tender, about 15 minutes
Cream corn didn't really seem to go with the theme of our dinner so I grabbed a small can of diced green peppers and threw those in. So glad I did. It really helped to bring it all together.
I then sauteed some red onions and mushrooms
Got out my favorite tortillas and prepared the avocado and cheeses
And tomatoes (I'll have you know that the sliced tomato came fresh from my neighbors garden
Sir Sportsalot brought in his pride and joy....
At this point I don't know what happened. I think his buddy came over, we all got distracted and I just did the rest of dinner without my camera.....what was I thinking??
I spose I'll just have to tell you about it. I took a tortilla, sprinkled cheese on one half. Sliced the chicken and put some over the cheese, then added the mushrooms and onions and more cheese...folded.....grilled! The best quesadilla ever!
A little green chili cream corn on the side with a couple slices of tomatoes and avocado with some queso fresco sprinkled on top....heaven!!