My mom used to go to the grocery store every school day at 5:30 AM. Since there were ten kids in the house, she didn't even bother trying to keep the cupboards full. (Truthfully, if the cupboards were even remotely stocked, we just ate more and emptied them again.) Mom just went back to the grocery store, morning after morning, and bought what we needed for the day. I still remember waking up for school and almost tripping over the bagged groceries at the foot of the stairwell-sourdough bread, orange juice, milk, eggs, cheese and the like. (I wonder if I ever offered to unload the groceries. Hmmm. Highly unlikely. Sorry, Mom.) Last night, I woke up about 2: 30 and couldn't sleep. I started making lists: to-do lists, guest lists, homework lists, and grocery lists. Grocery lists! Why not just head to the store? Following in Mom's footsteps, I headed out the door in the lonely dark of 5:30 AM. People, now I know why she went that early every day. The dazzling efficiency! The store was stocked with groceries and empty of people. There was not one soul in line at the check out. Two people bagged my groceries, and at least three people offered to help me out to my car. (No, but thanks.) I could get used to this early morning royal treatment. The next time I'm struck with a bout of sleeplessness, I'm heading straight to the produce section.
Boil corn until tender.
Spread warn corn with mayo mixture, then roll corn in grated cheese. Serve with lime wedges and a sprinkle of extra chili powder.