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How Do You Eat Your Ear?

by Courtney on June 29, 2011

Hey everyone! Thanks a bunch to those of you who helped me feel a little less ridiculous about being sad over my bittersweet goodbye yesterday. I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who can get attached to a motor vehicle.


Well, last night’s dinner was awesome. We had a great time with Joe & Kate and ate some great food.


The Pulled BBQ Chicken turned out perfectly, and we still have tons of leftovers (WOOO!). I passed on eating my pulled chicken as a sandwich…


so I could double up with two homemade corn muffins topped with a little butter. I don’t know what it is about cornbread/muffins, but I’m just in love with them.


I also cooked up some corn on the cob which was pretty decent, once again, for it being early in the season.


I always think it’s so fun to see how other people eat their corn on the cob. It seems like there’s so many different ways that people go about it! I eat my corn in straight rows, 4-5 rows of kernels at a time.


How do you eat YOUR ear…of corn on the cob?


My morning has been a bit thrown off due to the fact that Jay is still sleeping, thanks to a massive headache he’s trying to get rid of. Since I had plans to get up and hit the treadmill for some HIIT (and we all remember my dilemma with the early morning treadmill usage), I decided to hold off and let him sleep.

So while I’m waiting, I figured I’d make some breakfast.


With a side of fetch and iced coffee, of course. Winking smile



Would you believe that I cut up this honeydew melon yesterday, and it’s already starting to get that tangy, almost going bad taste? I hate when that happens…but luckily, it was still alright this morning. Now I just need to figure out what to do with the rest of it before it goes bad???


Today’s English Muffin was the bomb. Yep, the bomb.


Not only because it was topped with half peanut butter, half low fat pb spread, banana slices, and chia seeds…oh no.


It was the bomb because do you SEE what’s baked right into my muffin?



I picked up a package of these Thomas’ Cinnamon Raisin English Muffins yesterday on sale at the grocery store, and had been waiting to dig in ever since. The muffins are soft and chewy, and the plump raisins baked right inside totally rocked my socks.


Delicious I tell you…simply delicious.

I’m sure they’d taste just as awesome with some of my favorite Blizzard Butter, too! Don’t forget…you only have until tomorrow if you want to get in on my Saratoga Peanut Butter Co. discount!

5% off any order over $20.00, with the discount code “sweet“ entered at checkout!


Alright, hubby is officially up…now as soon as this breakfast settles, it’s time to get movin’!

Question for the Morning:

Besides my corn on the cob question…

What are your plans for the 4th of July weekend?? Is anyone else shocked by the fact that it’s already THIS WEEKEND? Where does the time go!?

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1 Blog is the New Black June 29, 2011 at 9:29 am

I cut mine off the cob and eat it!


2 Colleen @ The Lunchbox Diaries June 29, 2011 at 9:31 am

I can’t control myself around cornbread! I LOVE it! And this weekend I’m headed to the beach! Wahooo!! :)


3 Faith @ lovelyascharged June 29, 2011 at 9:31 am

I can’t believe how stinking soon that came! I swear it feels like it was literally last week. My 4th last year was super crazy (and riotously fun) so I’m excited for this time around!


4 Chocolate, Cheese and Wine June 29, 2011 at 9:33 am

I eat my corn the same way you do – straight across. I’m going down to the NC coast probably to Emerald Isle! I cannot wait!


5 Liz @ Tip Top Shape June 29, 2011 at 9:34 am

I eat my corn the same way that you do! Except for a big ear like that I would probably break it in half and eat one at a time.


6 Courtney June 29, 2011 at 9:53 am

Haha, yeah, probably a good idea, seeing as though I had kernel pieces stuck all across my cheeks ;)


7 Sarah June 29, 2011 at 9:35 am

I love the cinna raisin bagel thins! Correction– I love anything cinna raisin. I may just have to make this BBQ chicken tonight! Will link up if I do :)


8 Lindsay@ In Sweetness and In Health June 29, 2011 at 9:36 am

I eat mine the same way you do! But everyone else in my family eats it around instead of across. I’m the oddball :). I can’t wait for this weekend! I get to see my boyfriend!!! So excited. I’ll finally be back home in Ohio and I have several cookouts to attend, a birthday dinner with my dad and that side of the family, and then my official birthday is the 6th..woot woot


9 Aine @ Something to Chew Over June 29, 2011 at 9:36 am

I have the same method as you – very methodical! :)

I’m in Ireland so it’s just another weekend for me. I hope you all enjoy the holiday!


10 Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet June 29, 2011 at 9:41 am

What a southern dinner! I love cinnamon raisin anything, especially when it involves carbs ;)

I’m planning to watch the Macy’s 4th of July fireworks from Hoboken, NJ! And seriously, the year is almost over, wtf???


11 Khushboo June 29, 2011 at 9:42 am

I have to de-cob NY corn! I know it’s fun to eat but it drives me nuts when everything gets stuck in my teeth.


12 Khushboo June 29, 2011 at 9:42 am

my not NY**


13 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles June 29, 2011 at 9:42 am

I eat the corn about 3 rows at a time straight across (for 21 years)…. Except I can’t eat it off the cob anymore. I had my front teeth reconstructed so I can’t bite down of things like that. :(
I am going to a wedding and I’m pretty sure the last time I woke up it was June 1st! It’s 4th of July weekend time already?!?!?!?! WHAT?!?!


14 Krissie J June 29, 2011 at 9:49 am

I eat my corn on the cob the same way. Weekend plans involve a bachelorette party Sat for which I need to make cupcakes and a bbq on Sun where I’ll be bringing an edamame bean salad. Not sure where we’re watching the fireworks yet.


15 Melissa June 29, 2011 at 10:00 am

I’m pretty sure one of the main ingredients in cornbread is crack. Seriously addictive.

I eat my ears like you do, but my mom eats hers in a circle. So weird!

I don’t know about the 4th, but I do know that if you freeze that melon and then puree it in your blender and add vodka, it will be hellagood. Yep, I went there.


16 Mac June 29, 2011 at 10:00 am

I eat one row across, then I work from left to right and eat around the cob from my starter row. I know it’s complex ;) For the 4th I am going to Riverfest right here in La Crosse, can’t wait for fireworks!!


17 Niki (Life's a Payne) June 29, 2011 at 10:03 am

Well here in Canada, July 1st is the big day… Canada Day!

If I could afford it I would do Canada Day Friday, enjoy the weekend, then make an EXTRA long weekend by heading state-side for the Fourth of July! That would be quite the fabulous weekend!


18 Jessica @ brighteyesandbushytales June 29, 2011 at 10:10 am

I *have* to cut mine off the cob! I have some monster bunny teeth, and eating corn on the cob is too much of a hassle & embarassment for me! :)

I also get really annoyed with how quickly some fruit/vegetables go bad sometimes! I will be curious to see what you end up doing with the melon! Might be good with some yogurt as a snack!

And…I’m heading over to get my blizzard butter now. Can’t resist!


19 Jessica @ Bake a Little June 29, 2011 at 10:11 am

Cinnamon Raisin ANYTHING makes everything taste better! Cinnamon Raisin Bagel Thins are my jam- So cinnamon-y!


20 Cait @ UrbanFencepost June 29, 2011 at 10:12 am

Lol, you are so neat with your corn on the cob eating! I am all over the place, I just dive in. This summer is absolutely flying by! I am going camping in Wisconsin this weekend and am so, so excited. There is a group of about 30 of us going and it’s bound to get a little rowdy!


21 Kate June 29, 2011 at 10:13 am

I’m actually going to a wedding this weekend (the 2nd) at Lake George and I’m hoping that there are fireworks because that would just rock! And since I’m a fireworks fiend – I will also be watching the Albany fireworks on Monday! So excited! (PS- I cannot believe that it’s already almost the 4th – time is seriously going so fast)


22 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen June 29, 2011 at 10:19 am

I eat mine in circles around the cob from left to right, if that even makes sense. My husband refuses to eat it off the cob b/c he hates how it sticks in his teeth so he cuts it off.


23 Jordan P @ food, sweat, and beers June 29, 2011 at 10:23 am

Fun fact: If I have access to pulled BBQ (chicken OR pork) and a corn muffin or two, I make tiny mini sammies out of the pulled BBQ and corn muffin pieces. Itty bitty perfect sliders that remind me that every little thing in the world is going to be okay.

I can’t WAIT for the fourth! It’s so soon, and it’s SO my favorite holiday, and I’m SO going to the beach all weekend with my whole family (minus my little brother, who’s in France being the least patriotic of all).


24 Lisa June 29, 2011 at 11:53 am

Oo Jordan, what a good idea! I am going to have to try it as soon as I can convince myself that the cornbread+butter combo could possibly be improved. :)


25 Kim @ Family Practice June 29, 2011 at 10:23 am

Oooh yum! We make pulled BBQ Chicken in the crock pot and then make BBQ Chicken Pizza with the leftovers. Is it weird to have a craving for that at 7am? Guess I better go make myself some breakfast.


26 Sarah Elizabeth June 29, 2011 at 10:24 am

Best way to use up your melon: Make it. You won’t regret it!

I’m also shocked that it’s already the 4th this weekend! Can’t complain though. :)


27 Holly June 29, 2011 at 10:34 am

I cut mine off the cob..I can’t stand it in my teeth. Drives me bonkers!
I am the SAME way with corn bread. I will go back more & more for ‘slivers’ which then turn into half the pan- haha :D


28 Kristen June 29, 2011 at 10:38 am

My husband and I are going to Chicago for the 4th of July weekend! :) I’m super excited because I’ve never been there before. And they do the “Taste of Chicago” around the 4th… where they have a ton of the restaurants all lined up and you can try all the different foods. Yum! ;)

And regarding the corn, I usually take mine off with a knife and eat it with a fork. Less messy (although I guess less fun, too!). :)


29 Courtney June 29, 2011 at 11:12 am

That sounds like so much fun!!


30 Molly Carter June 29, 2011 at 11:50 am

I did the same thing with some watermelon that was on the verge of going bad and it was delicious and refreshing (minus the alcohol, obviously).


31 Charlie June 29, 2011 at 11:17 am

I eat it in straight rows, just like you ;).


32 Claire June 29, 2011 at 11:18 am

I am going to Chicago for the Taste for the 4th with the boy and a few friends…possibly even the North Avenue Beach! The real fun will be the weekend after the 4th…that Thursday we are leaving for a lakehouse trip to Lake Superior! I have never been up there!


33 Jenny (Fit Girl Foodie) June 29, 2011 at 11:21 am

That the pulled chicken, what great pairing with the corn. Definitely one of my summer favorites :D


34 Erica June 29, 2011 at 11:27 am

Omg are those English muffins not the BEST thing ever?! I blogged about how they are one of my “staples”! When I’m teaching during the school year I literally eat one every single morning because they’re easy to grab & go! YUM, maybe I’ll enjoy one for lunch! :-)


35 Molly Carter June 29, 2011 at 11:42 am

Throw the rest of your melon chunks in the freezer for a few hours, then put them in the blender with soda water, lime juice and some flavored vodka. YUM!


36 Courtney June 29, 2011 at 11:46 am

Just put them in the freezer…that sounds AWESOME :)


37 Cat @Breakfast to Bed June 29, 2011 at 11:52 am

if you puree it in your food processor, you can put it in a baking pan in the freezer and granita-ize it.


38 Heather @ Girlyeverafter June 29, 2011 at 12:04 pm

I am going up to NC to visit my parents and my dad is OBSESSED with Tom cats so I’m surprising him with a female version of Cody. Her name is Moonbeam per the humane society, so that will change. But I’m so excited. She is a doll baby!


39 Courtney June 29, 2011 at 1:34 pm

Awwwwwww!!!!! That’s so exciting!! :-D


40 Shayla @ The Good Life June 29, 2011 at 12:15 pm

I’m not sure how many kernels at a time, but I always go in a single file row…like a typewriter! ;)
And we’re going to our cabin up at Lake Tulloch for the weekend, can’t wait! And I too can’t believe the 4th is already this weekend?! :)


41 Katherine June 29, 2011 at 12:30 pm

That breakfast does look amazing!
I actually hate eating corn off the cob! I have to cut if off the cob…I’m weird. I know.


42 Tiff @ Love, Sweat, and Beers June 29, 2011 at 12:35 pm

That bbq looks good! I eat my corn the same way, and I’ll probably never change. Old habits die hard, right?

As for the 4th, I will be at the beach. Woohoo! I’ll make it home just in time for a neighborhood cookout.


43 McKenzie June 29, 2011 at 4:21 pm

This post about corn on the cob cracks me up. Just last night we had corn on the cob and my husband was amazed with the precision of how I got most of the kernals off the cob, while his is a jumbled mess. I was gonna take pictures but was afraid I’d gross everyone out by posting them. I’m glad you did the work for me! :)


44 Ebru June 29, 2011 at 6:06 pm

That’s so funny because I eat mine the same way as you do!!! I thought I was alone in this but looks like I’m not yay!!! I just had my corn on the cob fix at Taste of Chicago yesterday and got quite a bit of looks at my technique of eating this yummy goodness! :)


45 Shana June 29, 2011 at 7:48 pm

You could always puree the melon and freeze it in ice cube trays. Then you have a fun, flavorful way to chill all your summer beverages!


46 Danica June 29, 2011 at 9:19 pm

I can’t believe the 4th is this weekend either! The worst part is, dare I even say it, that the summer always seems to just reeeally fly by after the 4th….I’m going home this weekend to visit all of my family. I just got engaged on Monday and my fiance and I can’t wait to see everyone! It’s definitely going to be an extra special time : )


47 Courtney June 29, 2011 at 9:26 pm



48 Danica June 29, 2011 at 9:36 pm

Thank you!! It’s all so exciting!


49 Samantha June 29, 2011 at 9:40 pm

I eat my corn “around” the ear LOL My family makes fun of me!

Lots to do this weekend, girls night in Saturday, beach day Sunday with bbq and fireworks!


50 Laura @ Cookies vs. Carrots June 29, 2011 at 10:27 pm

Yum! That dinner looks like the perfect summer meal!


51 Amber @ Stop and Smell the Wildflowers June 29, 2011 at 11:09 pm

Oooh, I’m going to have to look for those English Muffins. I wonder if they come in blueberry too…. Yum!

I eat my corn pretty much the same way. I just had some yesterday, and it was good!

Today someone told me to have a good Fourth of July weekend, and my first thought was, “Huh? Fourth of July? That’s not this weekend, is it?” :)


52 Abby June 30, 2011 at 12:33 am

I actually cut my corn off the cob!


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