Corn on the Cob

Nothing screams summer like corn on the cob! It’s the perfect summer food to cook on the grill.

Yesterday, I was at the grocery store picking up something for dinner, and the corn on the cob was calling my name so I picked some up to eat with dinner. Everyone cooks their corn on the cob different, but after years of experimenting, I finally found the perfect way to cook corn on the cob that my family loves.

First, I peel back the husk of the corn and remove all the stringy silk thingys <–I’m pretty sure that’s the technical term.

Then I pull the husk back up around the corn, and soak the ears of corn in a sink full of cold water. I usually soak them for however long I have – sometimes it’s 30 minutes, sometimes it’s a couple of hours.

I’ve noticed that soaking the ears of corn prevent them from burning on the grill. After they’ve soaked, I mix up some butter, olive oil, and garlic. I kind of just eyeball the measurements depending on how many ears of corn I have. Sometimes I throw in a bit of parmesan cheese.

Then I pull the husk backs, and brush the butter mixture all over the corn, and pull the husks back up.

I wrap the whole ear of corn in foil, and cook it on the grill for about 25 minutes, turning corn every five minutes or so.

Danny also cooked grilled pork chops which I made a marinade for consisting of:

  • 4 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice

I mixed up the ingredients, and put them in a Ziploc bag with the pork chops, and let them marinade for about an hour.

I had No Name wild salmon and watermelon. I also had my corn plain without butter.

When I tried looking up the calorie count in a plain ear of corn on the cob, every website had a different number. One website said 39 calories, while another said 100 calories. I just estimated about 80 calories. Does anyone know how many calories in corn on the cob?

After dinner, we went for a quick 20 minute walk. It’s amazing how Jaden can run around the front yard and play basketball for hours, but as soon as we go on a short 20 minute walk, his legs don’t work.

Questions of the day:

  • Do you use any website to check the calories in food? I usually use Calorie King. Sometimes I use Spark People.
  • How do you make corn on the cob?
  • What’s your favorite veggie?



Filed under Dinner, Family Fun, Recipes

11 Responses to Corn on the Cob

  1. That corn looks great! My family always goes to Corn Fest in Rolling Meadows every year. I don’t calorie count. I try to listen to my body to hear what it needs. My favorite veggie is organic green beans from the garden.

  2. Pam

    I use Myfitnesspal, it’s pretty good and what I use to track my calories :) according to them a small corn on the cob (51/2″ -6/1/2″) is 63 calories.

  3. shannonjoe

    That corn looks delish!! Pork chops, too!
    I was using fitness pal to count calories-now I’m not really counting calories. Just sort of eating healthy 2/3 of the time!


  4. Have you ever tried putting fresh dill on your corn on the cob? Oh man – so good! I also love making a garlic/butter/dill sauce to spread over it…bow you’ve got me craving corn hardcore!

  5. I love how your kids “legs won’t work”! My daughter pulls the same stuff on me. It’s almost comical.

    I don’t count calories, I count “points”. But a friend of mine has started using the Livestrong app and she loves it.

  6. yummm, can’t wait to eat corn on the cob this summer!! I use my fitness pal, but sometimes have the same problem with varying counts.

  7. Amy

    corn on the cob sound so good.

  8. susie

    Love the corn:) Love your pictures of it. CornFest in DeKalb too.

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