9 years ago, Seth gave me a stuffed unicorn. So soft and perfectly sized for hugging, it became necessary for sleeping. Yes, I am aware that it is ridiculous to need a stuffed animal to sleep when you are approaching 30.
Max recently became attached to this unicorn. And put his own spin on it, placing a sock on one and only one hoof. It can now be found sporting an old tee-shirt of his - one featuring the solar system and a rocket ship - as well as a diaper. You know, in case the unicorn has to go.
I guess I have to accept that it has become his. Though now I am left without my own sleeping buddy (Seth - umm help please?). And my sleep has been suffering as a result.
Instead of a unicorn, I can drown my sorrows in some corn on the cob. Max's word for unicorn and corn are one and the same. Both are referred to as "na." And he apparently won't touch this "na." So this is my "na." And the unicorn is his. If only the corn could be used as my stuffed animal. Then everyone would be happy.
4-8 ears of corn
For the spread:
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons sour cream
1 tablespoon grated Granny Smith apple
1/4 cup Gorgonzola cheese
1 teaspoon ground toasted hazelnuts
1 teaspoon lemon juice
lots of fresh snipped chives - for both the spread and for sprinkling on the corn
Grill corn using favorite method. For this batch, we brushed olive oil over the corn, wrapped it in its own husk, and placed on the grill. Once the corn was mostly cooked (Popping a kernel produces juices), we unwrapped it and placed directly on grates to get a little char. In the past, we've grilled the corn directly on the grates exclusively (medium to medium high heat).
In a small bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, sour cream, grated apple, Gorgonzola, ground hazelnuts, and lemon juice. Refrigerate until serving. Before using, stir in a liberal amount of snipped chives and use remaining as garnish.