Everyone has at least one book in them, so the saying goes. June and Sandy have each written a book and are working on more, but their guest has definitely over-achieved!
In episode 12 of Happiness Recipe radio, June Cline and Sandy Weaver Carman are joined by author Pamela Fagan Hutchins. She writes. She writes fiction. She writes non-fiction. She writes to make sense of her life. She writes to make fun of her husband and kids. She writes, and she shares the process that works for her, along with some lessons learned while writing. She also shares an amazing corn recipe you’ll find yourself craving after the first bite.
Roasted Poblano and Corn with Chile Lime Aioli
Adapted from the Ritz Carlton Spa in Tucson by Pamela Fagan Hutchins
5 ears of corn
3 T avocado or olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 T garlic, minced
3 poblano pepers, chopped
1 T lemon juice
1 t salt
1 t pepper
1 T smoked paprika
4 T butter
1 c crumbled cojita cheese
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 T chili powder
1 t cayenne pepper
1 lime, juiced
Shuck and roast 5 ears of corn on broil, close to the burner. Saute onion and garlic over med-hi in oil, add poblano, lemon juice, salt, pepper, smoked paprika. Reduce heat. When corn is lightly browned, remove it from ear and add to saute with butter. Return heat to med-hi. Sprinkle cojita over mixture. Mix aoili ingredients.
Serve corn/poblano mixture with tortilla chips and aioli or as a side dish.
This one’s pretty simple, because it’s just an assembly process followed by a run in the oven to get everything warm.
Take leftover dressing/stuffing and press it down tightly into the bottom of a pie plate to form a “crust.” Lay slices of turkey on it, cover the turkey with leftover green veggies (whatever you have – broccoli casserole, green bean casserole, roasted Brussels sprouts – whatever) and pour leftover gravy over that. Carefully press leftover mashed potatoes over the top, forming a top “crust.” Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and bake in a 350 degree oven until everything is warm. Enjoy!
June Cline is the author of Is It God or Is It Gas and is working on The ROI of LOL. She’s a nationally-known humorist who works with companies to lighten up and laugh more, helping them retain key employees and boost the bottom line. You’ll know June if you ever run into her – she’s really a Southern, Sassy and Savvy, Harley-riding humorist!
Sandy Weaver Carman is the author of The Original MBA – Succeed in Business Using Mom’s Best Advice, along with the audio production primer, Create a Revenue River. She’s a nationally-known radio personality who works with writers, speakers, trainers and coaches, helping them take work they’ve already done and turning it into audio products. You’ll know Sandy if you ever meet her – she’s Creative, Compassionate and Crazy – in a fun way!