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For our family, Sundays are lazy days we spend together. I always make breakfast and a Sunday dinner with a home cooked meal served with delicious comfort foods. This past weekend, I cooked a brisket in the slow cooker and paired it with some Ore-Ida Bold & Crispy fries, and fresh ears of corn.
The weekend is important for us to reconnect. Sunday is the one day our family spends time together. We play video games or board games, watch movies, or go hang out at the park. I like to plan an easy meal that doen’t take a lot of work for dinner.
Barbecue brisket is a favorite we don’t have very often, but it’s so simple to cook. I use this basic recipe HERE that I shared for brisket sliders. Instead of cooking it for 4-5 hours in the oven, I cook it on LOW in the slow cooker for 9-10 hours.
Along with brisket, my kids love fresh corn. I love when it’s in season and at such a low price. I’ve seen some fancy recipes for cooking it on the grill, but Nate and I’ve found the easiest method is to just throw it on the grill without anything added.
He rubs the grate with olive oil and fires up the grill. Then, we simply just throw it on the grill just as it is. He turns it 3 times – once every 6 minutes. Then, we bring it in, and I shuck the corn and rub it down with a little butter.
The easiest way to grill corn!
2 minPrep Time
18 minCook Time
20 minTotal Time
- 4-6 ears of corn
- olive oil
- 2-3 pats of butter
- Optional: salt and pepper
- Rub the grill grates with olive oil.
- Preheat the grill to about 350 degrees.
- Spread corn out on grill and close the lid.
- Grill for 6 minutes and then turn.
- Do this 2 additional times, so the corn grills on 3 sides and cooks for about 18 minutes.
- Remove from grill.
- Shuck corn and rub butter all over it.
To top it off, my family likes fries with their barbecue. They love the flavor of Ore-Ida Bold & Crispy Zesty Twirls. And, they are a snap to make in the oven. I bake them while the corn’s grilling.
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This might come as a surprise, but we eat nearly all of our meals together as a family when we’re at home. Dinner time is the perfect time to connect with your kids for bold and lively conversations.
We often play our own version of “Would you rather…” at the dinner table, and it gets us into some bold conversations like living in a rich country with opportunities that others don’t have or what it’s like to live with a disability.
Sometimes Nate or I tell a story from when we were teenagers and made some pretty poor decisions. Often they’re funny stories, but we sometimes tell serious ones as well. The kids love these stories and ask tons of questions. Then, we ask them what they would do in that situation. I love how it gets them to think about responsibility and what it takes to make a good decision.
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