Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Garlic and Feta Cheese Corn on the Cob

Garlic & Feta Cheese Corn on the Cob

          I recently published a post with the recipe for Chili Lime Corn on the Cob and today I'm featuring the recipe for Garlic & Feta Corn on the Cob. This one is actually my favorite of the two!!! I derived the recipe from the A Beautiful Mess Blog and I'm so glad I included it in this year's Thanksgiving dinner because my family loved it!

            Before I give you the recipe, I want to share with you a story that one of my patients blessed me with. It's a Thanksgiving story that warmed my heart and almost brought me to tears right there in the treatment room of my office and she encouraged me to share it! For the sake of me sharing and not wanting to violate HIPPA laws, I will refer to her as Mary.

          Many of us are so blessed beyond measure, we don't even realize it sometimes! We go through the processes of grocery shopping, inviting family and friends to our homes and prepare enough food on Thanksgiving Day today to feed a small village. We get so caught up in the hustle and bustle of the Holiday that we can easily forget there are some people who don't have families to celebrate Thanksgiving with. This had been the case with Mary and she was determined to change that this year!

            Mary's family lives clear across the country - 2,000 miles away - and she doesn't see them often. Mary feels lonely when she has to spend holidays alone. So, this year, longing for companionship during the holidays, she posted an ad on Craigslist. The ad said something to the effect of, "50-something year old fun, loving woman who is 2,000 miles away from her family, looking to spend Thanksgiving Day with a local family." After weeding through responses from a bunch of nasty old men and some nasty young men, Mary reiterated that she was not looking for a hook-up of another variety (We laughed about this for a minute LOL)!!

               Mary posted this ad a couple weeks before Thanksgiving, but didn't receive any responses until..................the very last minute! The day before Thanksgiving, a woman called her and after talking with Mary for a while, invited her to Thanksgiving Dinner with her family! The family drive 45 minutes to pick her up on Thanksgiving Day and welcomed her into their home. Mary also stressed that just when we think that God is not going to answer our prayers, He answers them in the manner which is best for us and in His time! This encourages us to trust Him...sooooo true!

             Mary was so excited about the kindness of this family that she could not stop gushing about it! She talked about how many family members were there, everything they ate, the games they played, etc. She stayed for 6 hours with the family and then they drove her back home. Mary's been talking with the mother of this family on a regular basis since Thanksgiving Day and they are now Facebook friends!

          Does this not just warm your heart?!?!??! So, during the Holidays as you are celebrating with your family and friends, remember that the Holidays can also be a sad and lonely time for many others. Pray for those who are lonely, offer a meal or your generosity to someone who may need it. You never know how your kindness can positively impact someone else :-)


Now that you feel all warm and toasty inside, here's the recipe for the Garlic & Feta Corn on the Cob

Time: 45 minutes total
Yield: 3-4 ears of corn


3-4 ears of corn
1 teaspoon garlic salt (or more to taste) * I used way more than this....a very generous sprinkle!
1-2 Tablespoons of melted butter
2-3 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
1/3 Cup Crumbled Feta Cheese


■ Remove husk and threads from corn cobs

■ Brush corn with a mixture of melted butter and oil.

■ Sprinkle on the Garlic Salt 

■ Wrap individually in foil

■ Bake at 350 Degrees for 20 minutes

■ Remove corn from the oven and brush on a bit more melted butter and garlic

■ Sprinkle with Feta

■ Enjoy!

Yep, that's me showing off my tasty corn :-)

--Dr. April

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