14 June 2013

It's That Time of Year Again...

Corn, corn, the magical vegetable, the more you freeze, the more you eat all year round.  Or something like that...

You may remember us putting up freezer corn last year {read about that here}...we ended up putting up about 44 bags of corn to split between our two households and we still have one bag left in our freezer. Well, this year, we repeated the process {minus the help of my brother} and ended up with 27 bags.  Eeek.  I'm a little worried that we're going to have fewer bags this year, but I'm sure we will manage somehow.

It was a lot of fun doing this with my mom and dad because it brings back memories of watching my grandparents prepare and can or freeze their harvest from their garden.  I'm really ready to try our hand at another vegetable, but I don't think my parents are up for it this year.  I also love spending time doing something productive with my parents...my mom and dad have this thing down to a science...my mom has three pots boiling at the same time and knows which one to take off first because it boils faster and yada yada.  All I know is that it ends up tasting so good!

Here are a few pictures of CORN!

Step 1:  Shuck and clean the ears.

Step 2: Boil water, add corn, once it returns to a boil, set timer for 2 minutes.


Step 3:  After the timer goes off, remove the ears and put them in an ice bath for a minute or so.

Step 4:  Scrape the corn.  {I'm bad about leaving some on the ends...it's how I eat it too!}

Step 5:  Get kisses from this sweet girl!

Step 6 {and not pictured}:  Scoop 2 cups into a date-labeled freezer bag and seal after pressing the air out.

Step 7:  Enjoy sweet summer corn the whole year round!

2 comments:

Poppy said...

Awesome Sis, you are right on. It is so good to eat all year round.
It was so fun to work together on this. Plus, in years to come you will be able to pass this on to the girls.

Love you,
Poppy

Mom Cooper said...

Well said Poppy. I love doing it (obviously because it tastes so good), but because it does remind me too of "Putting up corn" with my parents.

My dad used to say after freezing the corn that we couldn't eat any of it till the snow flies. Well, here in the valley we have no snow, so I say we can eat it when we get a "hankerin" for it.