Steve found a really good deal on corn at Meijer this week for 20 cents an ear. He decided that we should buy a bunch and freeze it for the winter. He bought 130 ears of corn. We try to eat corn with every meal if we can, so it makes sense to have a lot of it around. We really do love corn. I had Wednesday off work as a vacation day. The original plan was to use the day to clean because my best friend was coming into town on Thursday. I also scheduled our appliance tune ups since I was home. As part of the house-cleaning process, I thought I would get the freezing process started.
After getting some tips from some friends, I started making our corn.
First, I removed the corn husks and as much of the slimy white silky stuff as possible. Then I cleaned the corn and tried the cut out all the bad kernels. The whole sink was filled with corn. I don't think I have ever shucked that much corn in my life. It didn't take as long as I thought it would though.
Then, my sis came over and she helped with the process. We had two pots on the stove for the blanching. Directions and tips from friends said to blanch the corn for about five minutes then quickly throw it an ice bath. I took corn out of one half of the sink and put cold water and a bag of ice in it for the ice bath. After the ice bath, my sister's part of the process started. She cut the kernels off the cob with a Pampered Chef corn cutter. Which made the process so easy. Thank you mom for letting us use it.
Next, we bagged up the corn. I put about two cup of corn kernels in each bag with a teaspoon of sugar. Thanks Jamie for that tip. I'm sure the corn will be very sweet when we eat it.
We still have about two dozen ears left to do. We had trivia with our family and friends on Tuesday and we brought some corn on the cob with us and last night we corn on the cob for dinner, and they tasted good. I think we are going to have corn around the house for a little while. Yum! Yum! Yum!
Once the corn process was done and we found out we wouldn't have to go pick Liz up from airport Wednesday night, I cleaned some more of the house and played some WII games with Erin until Steve got home from work.