Charred Zucchini Sweet Corn Salad

Charred Zucchini Sweet Corn Mexican Salad

Charred Zucchini Sweet Corn Mexican Salad

This summer we’ve bought and eaten so much sweet corn and it isn’t even in season yet Up North.  Our corn fields are full but the ears aren’t fully ripened.  So there’s that to look forward to, of course, but we’ll continue to enjoy corn from other areas of the country in the meantime.  With the last 8 ears we bought at the grocery store I wanted to try this charred corn and zucchini salad.
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Crockpot Shredded Chicken

Crockpot Enchilada Shredded Chicken

Crockpot Enchilada Shredded Chicken

I had a very large package of chicken breasts that I needed to use up.  I was also leaving town for a few days and leaving my P.S. to fend for himself at mealtime.  I decided a big crockpot of shredded chicken with Mexican seasonings and sauces would be versatile for meals.  He could put it on buns or serve it over rice.  It would last a few days in the fridge for quick fixes.
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Vegetable and Ham Fried Rice

Ham and Vegetable Fried Rice

Ham and Vegetable Fried Rice

We often eat fried rice here at the castle.  When I make rice for dinner I purposely make extra so I can make fried rice the next evening.  Once I learned to always start out with cold rice, making fried rice was a cinch.  But making it interesting, with new ingredients, prevents boredom.  This time I wanted more vegetables.  I had zucchini to use and the other vegetables were a bonus. Continue reading