I have a major sweet tooth. When I was younger, I always wanted something else after dinner. If I had my way, it would always be ice cream. However, at one point, my mom got tired of telling me just a plain “no” all the time. Instead, she said, “If you want something else after dinner, you can have some green beans or some corn.”
You guys. I was obsessed with corn. After dinner, I would pour myself a nice bowl of the frozen stuff, pop a pat of butter on top and stick it in the microwave. About a minute or so later, I had my dessert. It may have been a peculiar solution to a common issue, but I think my mom can label this one a parenting win! Go mom.
Needless to say, I love the stuff. On the cob, creamed, just plain and warm with butter and salt. This week I was dying for the chance to use green chile as another way to get tortilla chips into my mouth.
That, my friends, is the mission I deemed “accomplished” as soon as I tasted this one. This would really work warm or cold. And, as always, I give you complete artistic license! Have some black beans on hand? Throw them in there! Feelin’ cumin instead of chile powder? Be my guest.