You know that old saying: "When life hands you lemons, make lemonade...?" Anyone who knows me knows that that is pretty much the life philosophy I follow on a daily basis...I never let anything aggravate me because really, what's the point? Complain - you'll never hear a complaint from me. Bitch and moan? You've got the wrong guy.
OK - now that that's out of the way, back to lemons and lemonade. Or in this case...
And what about the corn and tomatoes? Simple - I scraped the corn off the cob and sautéed it in some olive oil and garlic, cut up a few heirloom cherry/grape tomatoes, and then tossed the whole lot with orzo pasta and a few handfuls of freshly grated parmesan...
Orzo with Tomatoes and Corn
1/2 lb. orzo pasta
1/2 lb. great cherry tomatoes, quartered
2 ears corn, corn scraped off
1 tsp. minced garlic
2 T ev olive oil
2 T chopped parsley
1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan
S & P
Bring salted water to a boil. Cook orzo. At the same time, gently heat the garlic in the olive oil in a frying pan. Throw corn in as orzo approaches doneness, then drain orzo (by now you know to save at least a cup of pasta water, right?) and throw orzo into the pan along with tomatoes and parsley. Turn off heat and start adding cheese and a bit of pasta water and tossing. Taste for doneness and seasoning. Keep going till it tastes right and the pasta is barely al dente. Serves 2 hungry peeps.