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!”
“Please! I beg you. I have eaten my entire salad. Don’t make me eat that weird thing on my plate!”
“Paxton Clay! You will try it RIGHT NOW! Look at your siblings, they LOVE it. Now dry those tears and take a bite!”
“Ok Momma. I guess I will try it, JUST for you.”
“So how does this thing work?”
“OH! Like this?”
“It’s kind of hard to bite……”
“What do you mean, that’s not the corn?”
“This thing is so confusing.”
“Pax, quit eating the handles, bite the MIDDLE!”
“OHHH! The middle, got it.”
“Hey Destiny! See me doin’ it!”
“See me, Daddy! I am doing it like you said.”
“It tastes kinda funny.”
“I am not too sure about this stuff.”
“Yeah, I think maybe I liked eating the handles better.”
“Daddy! Why are you laughing at me? I’m pretty stinkin’ cute, huh!?”
TOTALLY ADORABLE! (Even in his sisters old purple ballerina bib with nap time bed head!)
Now for the salad……
Corn Chip Salad
(click title for easy printable)
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!