Lazy days of summer

After a very wet and cold spring, our summer has started off beautifully.  The weather the last three weekends has been gorgeous.  It makes us want to be outside and it makes it very difficult to leave the pool.  The late afternoon by the pool is probably my favorite time.  It isn’t as crowded and we find it hard to tear ourselves away.  When we do get home we want something quick to fix so we can have dinner promptly.  When I asked Keith what he wanted for dinner he said “How about hamburgers?”  I was shocked as he is not usually much of a hamburger eater.  Our local Graul’s market hosted a Friday Night Lights neighborhood party last weekend and they were grilling Roseda beef burgers and they were so good.  We’re having them on whole wheat hamburger buns to make them a little bit healthier.  On the side he asked for skillet corn again.  We had it last weekend but it’s delicious and Samantha even liked it.

Skillet corn

  • 4 – 6 ears of corn, kernels cut from the cob
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 orange bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 TB olive oil
  • 2 TB butter
  • minced fresh herbs of your choice (I used basil, parsley and chives from the garden)

Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.  Add onion and saute until soft, about 5 minutes.  Add pepper and cook an additional 2 minutes.  Add butter and corn and cook, stirring occasionally for 8 – 10 minutes.  Add salt, pepper and minced herbs.  Serve hot.