Friday, June 29, 2012

Putting Up Corn

As I type this blog I'm waiting on our new chest freezer (GE, 7 cubic ft, $169 from Home Depot) to be delivered. Just in time, too, because I maxed out our kitchen fridge's freezer by putting up some corn this week following the instructions in my trust Blue Book.

Clean the corn, blanch it for 5 minutes, then plunge into ice water for 5 minutes.

Ashley joined me in the kitchen for this effort. He's a great kernel remover. I remember seeing this method of using a bundt pan to catch kernels a few years ago. Finally had a chance to try it this summer and it works great!

Because we don't eat huge bowls of corn at our house (I usually add it to a dish, such as succotash), we opted to fill small snack-sized Ziploc bags and then place groups of those in gallon freezer bags. 

Yum...looking forward to using this this winter! Ashley wanted me to own up to my not always cheerful attitude with doing things with our garden bounty. Although I usually am full of energy, this pregnancy is taxing my liveliness, especially by the end of the day. We have approximately 6 more weeks before we'll meet our newest little boy--just enough time to take care of most of the garden harvest, I hope (especially with Ashley's help!).

1 comment:

  1. You do such a great job with your garden! I admire your and Ashley's talents so much. You make a great team! I'm glad you finally got your freezer. You will love having all that stuff in the winter.