Corn Chip Salad & Another Paxton First

I am loving summer vacation!  All 4 of my babies home, fresh goodies from the garden, all different kind of delicious salad recipes to choose from and family dinner around the table with no looming homework, or early bedtime to worry about! 

  All our kids LOVE corn on the cob.  This is Paxton’s second summer here on earth, so naturally this summer is full of some new “firsts” for him.  I was SO glad I had my camera near by for Paxton’s first corn on the cob.  I had just used it to take a picture of the salad I am sharing today, and caught the whole thing.

  “Paxton, try your corn please.”

“Nooooooo, anything but that!”

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“Please! I beg you.  I have eaten my entire salad. Don’t make me eat that weird thing on my plate!”

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“Paxton Clay! You will try it RIGHT NOW! Look at your siblings, they LOVE it. Now dry those tears and take a bite!”

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“Ok Momma. I guess I will try it, JUST for you.”

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“So how does this thing work?”

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“OH! Like this?”

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“It’s kind of hard to bite……”

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“What do you mean, that’s not the corn?”

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“This thing is so confusing.”

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“Pax, quit eating the handles, bite the MIDDLE!”

“OHHH! The middle, got it.”

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“Zike dis?”

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“Hey Destiny! See me doin’ it!”

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“See me, Daddy! I am doing it like you said.”

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“It tastes kinda funny.”

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“I am not too sure about this stuff.”

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“Yeah, I think maybe I liked eating the handles better.”

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“Daddy! Why are you laughing at me?  I’m pretty stinkin’ cute, huh!?”

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  TOTALLY ADORABLE!  (Even in his sisters old purple ballerina bib with nap time bed head!)

  Now for the salad……

Corn Chip Salad

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Ingredients

FOR THE SALAD:

  • 1 head Leafy Lettuce, Romaine Or A Combo
  • 8 whole Hard-boiled Eggs, Sliced
  • 1 pound Bacon, Fried And Crumbled
  • ½ pounds Colby Jack Cheese Shreds
  • 6 cups Corn Chips, Crushed

FOR THE DRESSING:

  • 1 cup Miracle Whip
  • 2 Tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
  • ¼ cups Milk
  • ¼ cups Sugar (scant)

Make dressing ahead by whisking all ingredients together. Refrigerate until serving time. Rip lettuce into bite sized pieces, add sliced eggs, crumbled bacon and shredded cheese.
Add chips and dressing right before serving.

  Enjoy with big fat slices of garden tomatoes and corn on the cob!

~T

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14 thoughts on “Corn Chip Salad & Another Paxton First

  1. OH.MY.GOODNESS! That boy Pax has certainly stolen my heart – what ADORABLE shots of the process he went thru to get started on that lovely ear of corn. TOOOO cute Mommy! This salad looks terrific too – I am wild about all the ingredients. How interesting and refreshing.

  2. I just want to say that you have very cute kiddos! My kids LOVE corn on the cob!! I just have to get those nice little handles for ours. I had them growing up and they make like eating corn so much nicer and cleaner!:)

      • Don’t worry about it. I know that you are busy! When ever you get around to it. I am not the best at it either! :) Hope your day is going well and you are enjoying your time with your littles.I think of you often and you are in my prayers. Sending hugs!:)

  3. Hahaaa – love lookin at pictures of Paxton (and all the kiddos of course!). I love making this salad. Love. Love. Love it. I never knew anyone else that made it. I knew you and I had a deep foodie connection! LOL

  4. The salad and corn look so yummy. Your children are so expressive…..I love it! Paxton looks as though you are torturing him when you make him try that corn. I must say that Avery has the sweetest smile I’ve ever seen. And Ty has those gorgeous eyes and Destiny looks so joyful all the time….you and Dale are blessed parents and we thank you for sharing your blessings with us! Hugs

  5. What a cutie Pie that Pax is !!!
    I have never heard of this salad before but it sure looks yummy!
    Glad your enjoying your summer so far I agree it’s like being Free with much more of a relaxed routine!

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