Grilled Corn Salsa

One reason I love weekends so much is that Tony makes me the best damn eggs for breakfast.  Saturday morning he made me sriracha scrambled eggs, Frank’s hot sauce hash browns and toast with jalapeno jelly!  How the hell did he know I loved spicy shit?  This ended up being my breakfast and lunch – so good.

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I’ve talked about our dollar rack at our local grocery store. Typically it’s the first place I go to when we get in the store, but Tony made it there while I was bagging up some apples, carrots and mushrooms.

He brought me these two $1 items:

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He said “I thought you could make a grilled corn salsa.”  Love that man! Red heart

I had 12 tomatoes, 7 ears of corn, 1 jalapeno, and limes.  They all went on the grill.

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I am not sure I’ve mentioned it before, but I grill my limes whole – the heat releases all their juices.  After the corn cooled, I used the upside down bowl method cut the corn off the cob – I saw this on an old Rachael Ray show – worked good – all the corn fell into the bigger bowl and wasn’t all over my counter.

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I added all the tomatoes, two ears of the cut corn, the jalapeno and juice of two limes to my food processor.  I also added 1 cup of cilantro, a big pinch of salt and two garlic cloves.  Once that was blended, I added that back to my bowl with the remaining corn and mixed well.

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My jalapenos weren’t that spicy, so this turned out to be mild.  I put half away because Tony can’t handle the heat, then grated a second jalapeno into my half and that really made this salsa.  I bought more blue corn tortillas and made our own chips – these are by far our favorite ones.

I had planned on doing a 55 minute Insanity routine, but my blood sugar was not cooperating.  I didn’t even take any insulin with breakfast thinking that would give me enough “fuel” to workout.  Nope – it was a struggle to get it over 180 for some reason, and it would have dropped too much and I didn’t feel like eating shit just to work out, so I ended up doing a 50 minute walk around my neighborhood.  When I got back it was 119.

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We ended up grilling chicken thighs and I made German potato salad – sadly it was already starting to get dark by the time we ate – but I’ll share the recipe and a picture of the German potato salad later this week – it turned out really good.

Then Tony surprised me with yet another delicious breakfast.

Tony’s Amazeball Breakfast Frittata

  • 4 servings:  143 calories, 7.2 fat, 7.1 carbs, 1.0 fiber and 12 protein

Ingredients:

  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup egg whites
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 2 slices good American cheese
  • 2 ounces deli ham
  • 4 ounces cooked potato
  • a big squirt of sriracha (you can leave out if you can’t handle the heat!)

He put the eggs, egg whites, baby spinach and cheese in the blender to process.  He used our 6 inch cast iron skillet, poured just a touch of olive oil in the bottom, then placed the sliced potatoes on the bottom.  Then he put the ham on top of the potatoes and then poured the egg mixture on top of the ham and potatoes.  He cooked it on the stove over medium high heat for about 5 minutes, then transferred it to our toaster oven at 350 (convection oven setting) and cooked another 15 minutes.

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It was delicious.  Light, fluffy because he put the eggs in the blender – a nice crunch on the bottom from the potatoes – and the perfect amount of spice.  It never fails to amaze me that Tony spices my food so well when he can’t taste what he’s cooking!

Tony was more than ready for football yesterday.  I think he’s been counting down the days since the end of the Superbowl, and since the White Sox suck ass this year, it’s been a sport less summer for us.

I always like to make him “football” food for the day.  His first request?  Hooter’s shrimp.  Although Tony’s sauce is more butter and a splash of Frank’s hot sauce.  The key to these is breading them and then letting the sit in the fridge for 15 minutes before they hit the hot oil – crunchy and delicious.

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Thank goodness the Bears won! Open-mouthed smile

So what do I do while Tony watches football all day?  Yep, that would be Bizzy in my Kitchen!  Some recipes coming up for you this week:

Pad Thai Soup for One:

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Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins:

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Sausage and White Bean Soup:

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And of course, no recent Biz post would be complete without more squirrel pictures!  Mo the Chipmunk and Kyle the Squirrel don’t like to share.  At all.  So we put two bowls of seed out to see what would happen.

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Yep, they each ate at their respective bowls, while the birds were flying around wondering when it was going to be there turn.  Of course, Kyle is like “do I have to share?!”

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This was the perfect mix of productive and relaxing.  After all my cooking, I did manage to do a 40 minute Insanity workout – Pure Cardio.  It’s all about balance, right?

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My right foot is bothering me again, so instead of walking, I’ve decided to do a 30 minute Classical Stretch on my DVR.  Let me know what the highlight of your weekend was!  Make it a great day! Open-mouthed smile

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31 thoughts on “Grilled Corn Salsa

  1. Darren and I spectator hours in the hot tub last night and got out just in time to get Thai food for dinner – crab rangoons,sushi, crab fried rice and salmon spicy curry!

  2. Sounds like a great weekend – so cool that Tony cooks breakfast for you on the weekends! I hope your foot is better soon – no fun!!

  3. Okay that does it. I’m gonna find a nice table to put in our backyard to see if I can “collect” furry friends to eat with :0 Of course it will have to cool down a wee bit for me to be willing to sit outside and enjoy them.
    I am always so envious when I see the great dollar finds at your store. My store doesn’t offer a discounted rack on produce, vegies & fruit. 😦
    I’m off to search your blog for the hooters shrimp. I think I remember you posting it before.

  4. Do you rent Tony out? haha The highlight of my weekend was getting out and enjoying the beautiful fall-like weather. It’s supposed to get super hot by Wednesday though – bummer!

    • Yep, its hot here – it got up to 94 which I think broke a record – I actually did Insanity tonight and it was like doing bikram Insanity – it was still 89 degrees in the house!

  5. The squirrel and chipmunk picture trips me out! I wouldn’t believe it if I didn’t see it! Such polite wild animals..eating from their own bowls, lol. I love potatoes in quiche or frittatas, and all the food pics look delicious. Of course, I’ve only had a protein shake today, so even Kyle’s food looks good 🙂

  6. Ooh that salsa looks amazing! I made egg muffins for the week so I don’t get tempted by breakfast burritos! Building some momentum, baby step by baby step!

    The highlight of my weekend was football-based; we took B1 to his first Husker game! I had a horrendous migraine all weekend, but it was worth the ongoing pain to see the look on his face. 🙂

  7. That salsa looks so good. I can’t wait until we have a grill!

  8. Sausage and white bean soup sounds good…I shall look forward to that recipe. Oh that corn salsa looks good too. I saw where if you use a bundt pan, sticking the corn in the hole, that works well too. Have not tried it as yet.

    My husband hammered a long nail through a 6×6 piece of wood. So all I had to do was stick the cob on the nail…that held the corn in place while I cut the corn off the cob. I placed the cob holder in a large pan and that kept the corn from flying all over the place.

    We were supposed to have company from Chicago, but that was canceled. So we enjoyed the weekend quietly. Thank goodness I did not do the food shopping I was going to do. We would be eating hot dogs, hamburger and coleslaw, chips, potato salad and apple pies for the next couple of weeks. HAHA. We ended up picking the rest of our apples off the tree on Sunday. The neighbor borrowed us his 12 foot ladder. We got 53 apples off, leaving a couple for the squrrels, chipmonks and birds.

    Now to make apple filling and freeze for apple pies.

    Sure glad the Bears won…Tony is a happy camper, I am sure.

    • I think you’ll like the sausage and white bean soup – its somewhat creamy, but I used fat free half and half.

      Glad you didn’t do your shopping yet, although the burgers and hot dogs could have been frozen. Looking forward to your apple recipes!

  9. You make me so hungry! Love eggs with siracha. The salsa looks delish!

  10. I am dying over the separate food dishes for the squirrel and the chipmunk. You guys are so accommodating! 🙂

    Also, I love how you’re styling your food pics lately – they really look nice!

  11. Mo and Lyle made me chuckle!

  12. I really, really need to come over for a visit: you can cook me dinner and Tony can make me breakfast. Girl it looks so so delicious!

  13. You have a chipmunk too! I die! I want a chipmunk! So so cute. And Kyle is getting fat – she has boobies now. Haha! Your roasted corn salsa? Gimme!

  14. Those shrimp dishes look so good, the salsa too. Stay cool today!

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  16. Is there anything better than cooking while football is on? I think not. I can’t wait – this past sunday we were at Logan’s football game than baseball game – 3 hours of straight sports I didn’t have much time in the kitchen. I hope to make up for it this weekend!

    That frittata is calling my name…….yummmm!

  17. […] of shredded cheddar cheese and put it under the broiler in the toaster oven, then topped with my corn salsa to finish it off.  This plate comes in at 350 calories and 30 grams of […]

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