AFAD & Corn Shucking ~

It’s small town Americana at its best!  Parades, fun-runs, friends gathered in the park at dusk; shucking corn for the free town feed in the park ~ This is all part of festivities of Air Force Appreciation Day(s) here in Mountain Home, Idaho.

We are blessed to be part of an organization that is appreciated ~ even if only for a weekend… if only for a day; sometimes its enough.

The following recipe comes from an Air Force Spouse, Ratana, originally from Thailand; she graciously shares her recipes ~


Spicy Chopped Pork Salad: Laab Moo: 


  1. Minced Pork 300 grams
  2. Shallot sliced 2 tbsp
  3. Mint leaves ¼ cup
  4. Lime juice 4 tbsp
  5. Fish sauce 3 tbsp
  6. Parched rice 2-3 tbsp
  7. Ground roasted chili 1-2 tbsp
  8. Cilantro sliced 1tbsp
  9. Water 1 tbsp




  1. Cook minced pork in the pot, medium heat, add 1tbsp of water, stir frequently until cook, rest until the meat cool down 
  2. Mix minced pork with lime juice, ground chili, parched rice, fish sauce, and stir
  3. Add Shallot, Cilantro and at last add mint leaves. Serve with rice and butter lettuce leaves.

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