now that school has started, i get to spend a few days a week (when i’m not working) with the ham above (no sibs) which i think qualifies me as the luckiest person alive. however, i would like to go on the record and say, i’m not sure that one takes any less energy than two seeing as how he becomes this hilarious, go-go baby when his siblings are away and a chill wallflower when they are around . it’s been interesting to watch and has made for some amusing errands and outings, just the two of us.
earlier this week griffey and i headed over to my friend kim’s house to catch up, play, and make corn fritters in her (nearly complete) remodeled kitchen. so jelly. her and her husband have done an amazing job which made cooking fritters that much more fun.
corn fritters are a great veggie side for dinner, after school snack, or happy hour app. (recipes below)
- 1-1/2 cup frozen corn, thawed
- 1 large red bell pepper, diced
- 1 tablespoon oil, for sautéing
- 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
- a couple pinches of salt (optional)
- 3 eggs
- oil to cook fritters
TO MAKE: heat oil and sauté corn and peppers for a few minutes. remove from heat and transfer to a medium mixing bowl.
prep cilantro, whisk eggs and add to a mixing bowl with a little salt.
stir to combine.
add enough oil to a non-stick skillet to cover the base and heat over medium. drop large spoonfuls (i use my 1/4 measuring cup) of the corn mixture into the pan, 1 to 3 at a time (depending on size). cook until browned (about 2 minutes) and flip to cook the other side.
lay on a paper towel or wax paper (paper side up) to drain and cool before serving!
with the exception of griffey, the fam devours these fritters.
grif just laughs at me for eating my veggies i guess… good thing he doesn’t know what’s in the green juice he chugs at brekkie. guess who will be laughing in the morning!? mwahahaha.
now that we are well into the fall & back to school season, is there something in particular that you are really enjoying?
other than time with my littlest, i must admit i’ve gone over my budget at starbucks – those pumpkin spice lattes get me every time!
xo . rae
(images by kim charie)