Do you ever notice that sometimes things don’t work out the way you planned them to? I never planned on moving from state to state the way I have. Although I wouldn’t change it for the world. I think that moving as much as I have has really shaped me as a person. There are people and places I would have never met or seen if I hadn’t of moved from KS to PA to now CT.
I was very fortunate to be able to visit with my family and friends over the July 4th holiday in KS. I miss them all terribly and sometimes it is nice to go back and visit and catch up on things that you never thought would happen in your life.
My brother now has 3 boys that are getting all grown up on me by the minute. I was so happy to be able to see my nephews. They are some of the sweetest boys in the world. It is hard to be so far away from them for most of the year. It really makes you appreciate your time together when you don’t get to see them as often as you might like. That is one thing that I have come to appreciate in my life, having lived in many different places. You learn to really take in those moments that you never would have even thought to before. A simple hug or kiss from one of my nephews is something I truly cherish because it might be another year before I get another one. Whenever I have friends that complain that their family is getting on their nerves, I always try to kindly remind them how lucky they are that their family is so close to argue with. While families might be difficult to deal with at times, they are the people that will always be around you no matter what.
There are people that I will always keep in touch with and some of those people are in KS and some are in PA. Either way I think of them all often and I look forward to those days when we get to enjoy each others company and catch up on all those unplanned events that have happened in our lives. I was able to catch up with one of my closest and most dear friends this trip to KS and I am so happy I was able to. She has been living in Colorado for some time now, but she just recently moved back with her husband, Brad, to KS. I love you all so dearly! I’ll see you next year! XOXO
Anyways, enough of all that sappy stuff huh? haha 😉 This recipe I am going to share with you is a great summer recipe that you should definitely try out next time you are having something on the grill. This corn could be paired with so many different things. I think this would go fantastic with burgers, chicken, and meat as well. Enjoy!
- 1 jalapeño pepper
- cooking spray
- 7 teaspoons unsalted butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon grated lime rind
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 6 ears shucked corn
Pour water into a large pot and place onto stove to boil your water. Place cleaned corn into pot when water has started to boil and cook from 8-10 minutes depending on how you like your corn cooked.
Place jalapeño on grill rack coated with cooking spray. Cover and grill for about 10 minutes or until blackened and charred. Turning occasionally.
Place jalapeño in a small paper bag, and fold tightly and let stand for about 5 minutes. Peel and discard skin. Cut jalapeño in half lengthwise. Discard stem, seeds, and membranes. Finely chop the pepper. Combine the pepper, butter, lime rind, honey and salt in small bowl and stir well.
When corn is done place on a serving plate and brush with jalapeño butter.
This corn was really good, had some spice to it but the honey and butter cooled the pepper off. Taking all the seeds out helped with taking some of the heat out of the dish as well. Don’t get me wrong I love heat, but sometimes you have to go for something that is more of a crowd pleaser. I paired this with some flank steak (post to come) and it was just a perfect summer dinner.
Hope you all are having a fabulous week thus far! 🙂