Here we are, July 3rd. I bet you’re going to a cookout tomorrow. And if you are, you might need a side or two to take along. Here are two side dishes that are sure to please. We actually ate these alongside chicken on Saturday night. There were “mmmm’s” all around the table.
Big Guy out-did himself with this corn. Man alive, it was tasty. (I have to admit, I love chicken with crispy skin!)
I think part of the reason the Mexican corn salad was so delicious was because of the fresh-from-the-garden corn. Out of this world. I’m addicted to homegrown corn now. We couldn’t find the cojita cheese so we subbed in queso fresco (welcome to small town living!). It’s hard to believe how creamy and rich this tasted despite the fact it only had 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise and 2 tablespoons of fat free Greek yogurt.
And slaw. Big Guy usually isn’t a fan of my slaw. (Don’t deny it.) But this time he raved about it – and guess what…there’s no mayo in sight! Instead of sour cream like the recipe called for, I used fat free Greek yogurt. That stuff works wonders in the kitchen. We used pre-shredded cabbage which saves so much time in the kitchen. And I made the executive decision to leave out the tarragon, walnuts and grapes. I know, they’re all delicious things but we had a lot going on already. I loved the flavor that the dill brought to the table (literally).
By far the best dinner we’ve had this summer! With the best company.