Okay, so I never had holiday colored rubber bands on my braces. In fact, I only had silver bands because I tried so desperately to hide the fact that I had braces. I was a late braces-getter, not getting them until freshman year of high school. Luckily, I only had to wear them for a year and a half, but it seemed like I would never be metal-free again. For a solid year and a half, I refused to smile showing my teeth. Every picture of me at ages 14 and 15 is crazy awkward and close-mouthed. I also thought blonde highlights and Sun-In were good decisions during all of this, so those really added a little something special to my looks, too. Hey, every kid has her awkward years- don't judge.
When I got my braces on, Dr. Sorokolit gave me an extensive list of things I wasn't supposed to eat. Hard foods, sticky foods, foods high in sugar, foods high in acidity... more specifically? Ice, nuts, popcorn, beef jerky, taffy, caramel, and corn on the cob. Being a huge Chili's fan when I was in high school, that last one hit me hard. The corn on the cob was essential to the Chicken Crispers plate- what was a gal to do?! "No corn on the cob?! That was one of the two vegetables I eat- don't cut me down to just potatoes!" I could eat corn, I just had to cut it off of the cob- no biting into the juicy, crunchy, buttered deliciousness. Side note: corn ON the cob should probably never eat on a first date... seriously, is there a messier food in existence?
|Harvest Rice, Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob, and Mahi Mahi|
Andy and I usually grill corn in the summer, like with my Chili Lime Corn recipe, found here. This winter, however, it was a frigid 30 degrees, and I, being a wuss, was not about to go stand over the grill just to eat some corn on the cob. I found a recipe for corn on the cob in the oven, and it turned out to be just a great as from the grill! Thank goodness, I no longer have to cut my corn off of the cob before I eat it. Although those braces were a pain at the time, I do have a bright and shining STRAIGHT smile to show off now. So, I suppose I'll admit it... in hindsight, a year and a half of lame corn off of the cob was well-worth it. But you still don't get any pictures with this post of brace-face Kate.
Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob
Servings: 2; Weight Watchers PointsPlus Value: 2
|Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob|
- 2 ears of corn
- Preheat oven to 350
- Peel back husk from the corn cob, leaving half of the husk attached
- Wash corn cob
- Fold the half of the attached husk back under the cob (as shown above)
- Bake corn for 30 mins
Keep on cookin'!