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Chores of Summer

Posted Saturday, July 3, 2010, at 12:18 AM

Today I have completed my favorite chore of summer -- freezing fresh corn. Jim brought sweet corn home today, and I went right to work. I love corn, and I can't stand the thought of wasting a bit.

I'm reminded of a situation I found myself in many years ago. We had sons about 9 and 12, and they both played baseball on teams at the Nashville Boys Club. It was the final weekend of the season. Evidently they were having a tournament because there were several games on Saturday. Then Sunday afternoon we were having our younger son's team mates and families over to the house for ice cream and cookies.

That particular Saturday Jim's father (who lived in Shelbyville) showed up fairly early with his brother and sister-in-law from Manchester. The uncle had a towsack (burlap bag) of fresh corn for us. That bag probably stood 3-1/2 to 4 feet tall. We are talking a lot of corn. Remember, this is the day all of those baseball games were scheduled. I never missed our sons' games, not even the day I had a wisdom tooth cut out, so I left the corn at home and went to the games.

When we got home, I started in on the corn. Thank goodness Jim shucks and cleans the corn fairly well before passing it on to me. He did it then and still does. In those days I only knew to blanche it on the stove. Evidently I didn't own a microwave or didn't know how much easier it made the process. I worked on corn until 2 am. Then I had to clean the kitchen. After all, company was coming that afternoon. They didn't care that I had worked all night on corn.

We survived the weekend and enjoyed corn all during the winter. I was really glad to see Monday morning so I could go to work and get some rest.


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Cut off 6 cups of corn. Microvave 3 minutes, Stir, Microwave 3 more minutes. Set bowl in ice water to cool. Put in freezer bags and store. I put about 2 1/2 cups of corn to a quart bag. I like them to lay flat in freezer for easy storage.

-- Posted by bcar on Fri, Jul 9, 2010, at 2:54 PM

I love to put liquid crab boil seasoning in a big pot of boiling water, and then use it to cook both corn on the cob and shrimp. You have to play with the timing of how long you boil them depending on whether the corn and/or the shrimp are frozen. But in any case, do let them soak a little bit after the cooking is over, and take on just a little bit more of the seasoning.

-- Posted by Jicarney on Sat, Jul 3, 2010, at 1:00 PM

This is how I do mine,

10 Cups of corn

3Tbs. of sugar

1 Stick oleo

3 Cups water

cook until tender, cool and put in freezer bag/container.

Freezing corn on the cob,

clean the ears and cut in half

blanche in boiling water (7 mins)

cool (Ice & water for 8-10 mins)and put in freezer bags.

-- Posted by bellbuckletn on Sat, Jul 3, 2010, at 9:15 AM

I love fresh corn Nothing better!!

-- Posted by 4fabfelines on Sat, Jul 3, 2010, at 7:49 AM

So, how do you do your corn. I find it interesting to hear different ways of putting it up.

-- Posted by Equinepro on Sat, Jul 3, 2010, at 7:20 AM


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