Friday, May 25, 2012

Fast Ideas for Memorial Day Weekend: The Best Grilled Corn Ever and Reese's S'mores

Today, I have some fast ideas for your Memorial Day weekend to get you outside, grilling, and kickin' summer off right. No recipes today, just a couple of great ideas to add to your fun.

The hubby and I love to grill meals where everything goes on the grill, not just the meat. Grilling corn is so easy and you won't even have to shuck the corn. That's right, no shucking, peeling or fighting the silk. 
Say what?
Toss your corn right on the grill, husks and all. Roll them around for about 10-15 minutes. The husks hold in all the moisture and steam those little golden kernels to perfection. 
Some of the outer layers of the husk will fly off into the coals. Give the ears a little squeeze with your tongs, they are done when they have just begun to soften. 

Allow them to rest for a few minutes before peeling off the husks and silk. Use a clean oven mitt if they are still a bit too toasty to handle.
Salt and butter to taste. Enjoy!

Now let's talk s'mores. Remember The Sandlot

"Hey Smalls, you want a s'more?"
"Some more of what?"
"No, do you wanna s'more?"
"I haven't had anything yet, so how can I have some more of nothing?"

If you have even just a little extra time this weekend, I highly recommend you make these Whole Wheat Graham Crackers from Caroline over at Chocolate and Carrots. Caroline has so many gooood things over there, but I think these grahams are my favorite. 

They are truly easy and so very tasty, adding a little something special to your s'more. And they taste just like grahams from the store!

But didn't I say something about a Reese's? 

I truly cannot remember where or who this idea came from, so I cannot give full credit where it is due. Can't claim it for myself either, darn! This is such a genius idea!

Trade your Hershey's chocolate for a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. The chocolate in a Reese's is softer and melts better, adding to the gooey goodness that we love. 
And peanut butter in my s'more? Can't go wrong with the PB!

Get out there, thank a veteran and get grilling. 
Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend!

1 comment:

  1. They look fabulous! And genius for the Reese's! :D

    chocolate & carrots