Friday, July 30, 2010

Tis the Season!

It's that time of year! Time to transfer all the garden booty into jars or bags for the cupboard or freezer. The only thing that has been harvested from my garden is lettuce (so far!), but I have been canning and freezing for the last three days.

Hubby and I discovered a local produce auction. Amish farmers from far and near bring their horse-drawn wagons in, loaded with all kinds of produce. Our first purchase was 16 dozen ears of corn for $1/dozen! And the corn was deeeelicious! Hubby had the corn all husked for me, and helped me cut the corn off the cob. I was surprised at how quickly the job was done. My mother-in-law has the best recipe for freezer corn. Maybe it's a standard recipe, but it's the only one I have ever used, and we are totally spoiled. It is the only corn we can eat. Store bought corn--canned or frozen--tastes like garbage. 

Here's the recipe if you want to try it:

Delicious Freezer Corn
Cut the corn off the cob. Make sure to go back over the cob again to get the "milk" out.
In large pan, put 4 quarts of corn, 1 quart water, 4 teaspoons salt, 1 cup sugar (I don't add the sugar anymore)
Bring to a boil. Cook 10 minutes. Put in other pans to cool. Put in freezer bags.

Pretty simple. I've found that even if the corn is old, it makes great freezer corn.

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