Over the last few months, Mr. How Sweet and I have got into a little tradition of a big, home-cooked meal on Sunday evenings. Mr. How Sweet even helps sometimes. If he isn’t losing brain cells by watching NASCAR that is.

Actually, he always helps – he does the grilling! I am afraid of the grill. I am convinced that if I use it alone, I will blow the house up. So I leave it to him.

We enjoy having these meals together Sunday nights because it is the one day that we can sit down and eat together. We always sit down in the evenings, but with our crazy schedules that means he is eating dinner at 9:30pm while I’m snoozing trying not to faceplant on to the table.

Tonight was no different from our previous Sunday evenings.


We bought some corn on the cob – 7 ears to be exact. While Mr. How Sweet could eat 7 ears in one sitting, he showed some restraint. This way we have some for leftovers this week.

He shucked the corn and rocked out to Sugarland. Usually his country music makes my ears bleed, but I do love Sugarland.


If we grill the corn out of the husks (it is sometimes easier in the long run), we soak the corn in sugar water for about a half hour, then wrap in foil and grill.


While Mr. How Sweet was manning the grill, I made some sweet potato fries:


And tomato and fresh mozzarella salad, using Fustini’s cherry balsamic:

Fabulous! I could drink this cherry vinegar on it’s own. I really love it.


Mr. How Sweet also grilled some steak:


And the corn came out perfectly.

If you have never had grilled corn, you need to try it. Tastes like buttered popcorn!


When I picked up the tomatoes and corn at a local farm, I also got some of the gorgeous sweet plums.

Can’t wait to dig into those tomorrow.


Have a delightful evening!

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22 Responses to “Summer Sunday Supper.”

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    Eliana — August 8, 2010 @ 5:08 pm

    What an incredible looking dinner and a lovely tradition :)

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    Evan Thomas — August 8, 2010 @ 5:10 pm

    I want to eat with you guys
    Also, sugar water? I’ll have to try that!

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    Fit Chick in the City — August 8, 2010 @ 5:10 pm

    You guys are so super adorable! I also enjoy a little Sugarland from time to time.

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    Lisa — August 8, 2010 @ 5:23 pm

    We are doing corn on the grill tonight! We don’t soak ours, we just wrap each ear in foil with a couple of tablespoons of water, and a bunch of butter.

    It all looks delicious, especially those plums!

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    Katie — August 8, 2010 @ 5:24 pm

    What an awesome tradition! I want to start this at my house too! Maybe I’ll jut come crash your Sunday dinners…I love grilled corn AND Sugarland.

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    Amy — August 8, 2010 @ 5:32 pm

    I, too, am afraid of the grill. Actually its just the lighting of it that scares me, I make my husband do that. Summer food is so yummy, and yours looks delicious!

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    Lizzy @ LBBakes — August 8, 2010 @ 5:34 pm

    Wow – never would have thought to soak the corn in sugar water. That sounds amazing!

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    homecookedem — August 8, 2010 @ 5:55 pm

    I love grilled corn, but have never heard of soaking them in sugar water first. I will HAVE to tell Andrew about that. Oh and yeah, I’m afraid of the grill too… I am pretty sure I’d blow the place up!

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    Pure2raw twins — August 8, 2010 @ 5:57 pm

    Super looked amazing! Our family always grills out, especially when we are down at the beach.

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    Matt — August 8, 2010 @ 6:00 pm

    Great dinner!

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    Yum Yucky — August 8, 2010 @ 6:07 pm

    Man, O man. I love it. I cannot cook like that. It takes serious motivation. It’s great that cooking is fun and easy for you. And you two can enjoy it together. :)

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    Rachel (Two Healthy Plates) — August 8, 2010 @ 6:34 pm

    We make grilled corn all of the time but I’ve never heard of soaking it in sugar water…sounds like a good tip!

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    Tia @ ButtercreamBarbie — August 8, 2010 @ 10:03 pm

    Wow, looks fantastic!!! what an awesome grilling guy you’ve got on your hands :)

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    Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) — August 8, 2010 @ 10:57 pm

    Yum, your dinner sounds perfect! Love all the things on your menu. Have you ever tried fig infused balsamic? It’s to die for!

    Jenn

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    • Jessica — August 9th, 2010 @ 3:52 am

      Yes! I love fig balsamic – have used it on my salads for years,

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    Wei-Wei — August 8, 2010 @ 11:51 pm

    What does the sugar water do to the corn? You guys look like you have so much fun cooking together! :) And what a great product to boot.

    Wei-Wei

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    • Jessica — August 9th, 2010 @ 3:51 am

      The water helps soften the kernels and when you grill them, it helps “steam” them in the foil. My mom used to say the sugar in the water helped make the corn sweeter. Not sure if it’s entirely true!

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    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) — August 9, 2010 @ 12:07 am

    this post is awesome b/c it’s like your REAL life, not staged photos of desserts..omg more of these! i love it!

    the futinis, that sounds soooo good!

    the tomatoes w/ cheese and the sweet tater fries, girl..nice! And the soaking in sugar water, never heard of that…interesting!

    Forgot to tell you the eczema and yes, sun is good for it. Also did you know that eczema is an autoimmune condition that can be triggered by foods, i.e. gluten and dairy. I could write a book on this whole matter from personal experience. Remind me to go into this whole song and dance on email if you care LOL

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    Dana — August 9, 2010 @ 7:33 am

    That corn looks so yummy! What a great summer treat!

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    katie — August 9, 2010 @ 11:53 am

    What an amazing sunday!!!!!! grilling out days are THE BEST!! Im about to email you!

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