So, my friend Stacey (of the secret recipe fame) recently sent me this e-mail about what they're having for Thanksgiving. Because I can't be there and good friends always want to know what the other one is eating, right?? Right.
(This is a random picture if sugar cookies I made last year. It's me, handing my sombrero-wearing hubby my heart. Awwwwwww..... He looks like a pirate! So dashing.)
(This is our good things jar. Around New Year's Day, we'll open it and read all the good things that have happened this year. It's STUFFED and it's only November!!!)
(Another random photo, this time of the birdcage this sits above my desk. It helps me think. I believe in the power of twinkle lights...)
Now that we've gotten the pretty pictures out of the way, I'm just going to cut and paste from her e-mail because I'm lazy and I don't think she'll sue me for plagiarism. I mean, I'm pretty sure she won't. I am but a poor author!
"First ,way back in September, we gleaned come corn from a farmer friend. We processed some for the freezer to enjoy at Thanksgiving.
Need: 3-4 TBS of sugar, 6 ears if corn, ice, LOTS of ice, water, large bowl and big pot, also gallon size zip lock type freezer bags.
- Have all the cobs of corn shucked and silks removed before starting this.
- Pour ice into a big bowl, then fill a third of the way with very cold water; set aside on the counter near your stove.
- Now, over to the stove, fill the large pot less then half way with water and add in the sugar; bring to a full boil.
- Add in as many cobs of corn that will fit into the pot without over crowding
- Bring the water up to a FULL boil again; cook the corn JUST until the cobs turn a darker yellow which will not take long (about 3 minutes) turning the cobs over in the water, if necessary, using long tongs to guarantee even cooking.
- Just when the corn takes on a darker shade of yellow, use long tongs to grab out one ear and immediately plunge it into the bowl of ice water and allow to sit until completely cooled. Keep adding corn and ice as needed.
- Place the cobs onto a clean tea towel to drain slightly.
- Gather around 6 cobs in a large bag, then freeze
TaDa.. Now it is November:
- WHEN READY TO USE; remove as many cobs as you wish from the freezer place on the counter to thaw slightly (the corn does not have to be completely thawed)
(Your hostess here. I think Stacey staged this shot in her local big box store. I mean, nobody has a microwave THAT CLEAN.)
There will be hot liquid on the plate so be careful! Get rid of it before you serve.
The corn is now ready to eat and enjoy!
It can be done in the oven in larger quantities with more rotating. It is a bit chewy yet it is wonderful to bring out a plate during gatherings in the winter!
(Me, again!) So, thank you for sharing your tips and tricks for bringing corn back from the freezer, Stacey! And I must say, I do love your red butter dish. And your corn holders. And your absolutely gorgeous counters. I'm still planning on taking a writing retreat to your house some day. I'll be no trouble at all. I'll be very quiet... except for when I ring my little bell to let you know when to bring me sandwiches and warm up my coffee.
Oh, and here's Stacey's e-mail signature. HILARIOUS!
Surviving Savage, Montana with the help of lots of coffee.
Until next time, everyone and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!