corn corn corn corn cakes.

corn corn corn corn cakes.

This is super-good food- easy to make, yummy, and a total man-pleaser. While I made these, I listened to a great video of John Hodgman telling a funny story about aliens.

Stir it up: Whisk 3 eggs in a big bowl. Stir in a can of drained corn niblets,

3 tablespoons cornmeal, 3 tablespoons flour, 3 chopped green onions,

1 cup shredded sharp cheddar, and some Salt n Pepper. It’ll make a thick, lumpy batter.

Bling it up: Maybe add some extra stuff like hot sauce, or sugar, or crumbled bacon, or chopped jalapenos, or somehing else. Or maybe not- I didn’t.

Cook it up: Heat a teeny bit of butter in a nonstick pan. Drop in big spoonfuls of batter to make pancakes, and mush ’em down flat while they fry. When the corncake edges are golden, sprinkle the raw tops with a big pinch of cornmeal and a wee pinch of salt, then flip ’em and brown the other side.

Serve with a dab of butter, & a drizzle of maple syrup or honey.

Source:  this recipe. Makes 5 or 6 medium-sized pancakes.


We ate this with a deli rotisserie chicken and some pan-fried beet greens with goat cheese.

Rating: Hell yeah.

Saucy Buckwheat Noodles (with Peanut-Honey-Soy-Sesame Sauce), Chicken Tikka Masala, Snow Peas, and Corn corn corn corn.

Saucy Buckwheat Noodles (with Peanut-Honey-Soy-Sesame Sauce), Chicken Tikka Masala, Snow Peas, and Corn corn corn corn.

I made a yummy dinner tonight, with help from this Rachael Ray recipe.

Snow Peas
Peanut Butter
Soy Sauce
Sesame Oil


Boil up some NOODLES. Rachel suggests whole wheat spaghetti- I used Japanese buckwheat noodles. Doesn’t really matter.

When the noodles are just about ready, toss in a couple handfuls of trimmed SNOW PEAS, and cover the pot again, just to steam them fast.

In another pan, make the sauce. You can eyeball the amounts. The amounts listed below will make enough sauce to dress about 3 servings of noodles.

Fry up some GARLIC & GINGER until slightly browned.

Add a big whop of PEANUT BUTTER (2 tablespoons), stir til it melts.

Add the same amount of SESAME OIL (2 tablespoons) and stir til it emulsifies.

Add SOY SAUCE (4 tablespoons) and HONEY (2 tablespoons) and stir again.

Lower the heat a bit so the honey doesn’t burn.

Grab the snowpeas out of the noodle pot to keep them seperate, if you feel anal. Leave em in if you don’t care.

Rinse the noodles & snow peas under cool water & drain. At this point, I pulled out the snow peas to keep them seperate & plain, but you don’t need to.

Dump noodles (and snowpeas, if you want) into the sauce & stir to coat.


Sprinkle with GREEN ONIONS, TOASTED SESAME SEEDS, or CHOPPED PEANUTS if you have ’em. If you don’t, big whup.

I served these Saucy Noodo with President’s Choice Chicken Tikka Masala (for a sort of pan-continental thing, to help our dinner feel “diverse”), and a can of corn corn corn quickly pan-seared with garlic, green onion, & salt-n-pepa.

Spinderella cut it up one time.  Hit me.

Spinderella cut it up one time. Hit me.

Rating: yes. Thanks, Rachael.