My day started with a laundry basket almost full of corn…
So, I jumped in!
First you place your corn in boiling water for 4 minutes… then blanch it in ice water… then drain.
I like having a small board with a nail driven through it to place the cooled corn on to cut it. It keeps the end from sliding sideways and cutting your fingers!
There it is… a quart of corn ready for the freezer!
I ended up with 11 quarts. That won’t last us long… but I’ll just pull it out for special meals… Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.!
I did try something new this year… Usually I spend a large block of my time cleaning up my countertop… when you slice corn off the cob, it usually goes EVERYWHERE! I’ve heard of putting the cob on a bundt cake pan and having the kernels fall in, but I never wanted to hit my knife on my bundt cake pan, so I tried this…
It is just a lid from a plastic storage container! It caught 90% of my mess, plus all the corn “milk”, too. Plus here’s an extra tip… take it outside and wash it off with the hose outside your yard… your chickens will love the little corn bits in your grass! Of course, the chickens are loving the corn cobs… they’re happy little girls!Find me here!
10 thoughts on “Corn Love”
When your family came to Georgia in the 60s, Robert got all kinds of varities of corn right out of the fields…..some so sweet it was like dessert. Your father especially loves it. For a few meals, we just had a basket of corn.
Daddy always did that! I remember many suppers that were just vegetables from the garden, no room for meat on our plates! And corn roasts! We’d go up Casper Mountain or have friends over and just build a fire and roast the ears in there! My dad LOVED fresh corn!
Your corn looks so nice, half makes me want to cut it off with a knife! We did our corn today but I cut it off with our old cabbage board, looks milky in the bag, not as nice as yours! Sure is nice to have on a cold winter day.
I have one of those round things that is supposed to work, but I never had much success… never used a cabbage board either. Bet you put up a lot more than me, too, huh? 😉 May buy some more, but pickles has to be next on my list… my grandsons eat a TON of pickles!
What a corny post….. 😉
You made me think of the movie Second Hand Lions this morning. When they are growing a garden, and discover the traveling seed salesman sold them all “CORN CORN CORN”…..
I LOVE Secondhand Lions!!!! I remember that part…
Thanks for the great tips on processing home-grown corn!
Here’s a tip from me: a terrific Heritage variety corn to enjoy is
Golden Bantam. It’s sweet with dark yellow kernels in medium sized
ears. Gotta order it special, though, from the right seed company.
You’ll love it!!! So will the chickens. 🙂
How many days is it? We have a shorter growing season here, I bet… I’ll look into it though! Thanks!
Probably asked and answered elsewhere, but where do the chickens winter?
Chickens have taken the Puppy Coop back… No puppies to occupy it, so they’re happy girls. Am debating on creating a solar heater out of pop cans to help heat it this winter…