Shucking Corn: It’s Harvest Time!

by Kris on September 7, 2009

Oh, how I love this time of year! The vegetables in the garden are now in abundance, and there’s nothing quite like celebrating the nearness of summer ending while harvesting the fruits of your summer labors!

Today it was time to enjoy the fresh corn!

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So we rounded up the troops and spent a beautiful day teaching the kids how to shuck the corn, blanch, cut, and then freeze. They LOVED it!

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It was so cute to hear my little nephew yell with excitement, “Hey! I found the corny part!” as he peeled away those layers, one by one.

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In just a couple of hours, we had shucked and taken care of 240 ears of corn!

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We bagged cobs of corn as well as cut corn. Woohoo! The taste of fresh corn is now ours all winter long! 

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And speaking of good food, I have a recipe to share with you! Now let me first say, that if someone were to say, “Would you like some creamed corn?”, that it might not be the first thing I would jump at. HOWEVER…do I have a recipe for you! It sounds so good that I can’t wait to try!

My sister tells me it is to die for. Our good friend, Debbie, shared this with us. It sounds unbelievable and so, so yummy. And I might add…do yourself a favor and don’t count the calories on this one. LOL

CREAMED CORN
                  by our friend, DEBBIE!

(2) 10 oz pkg frozen corn
(1) 8 oz cream cheese
6 Tbsp water
1/4 cup butter
2 Tbsp sugar

Cook in a crockpot on low for 4 hours. Yummmm!

{ 6 comments }

1 Rachel 09.08.09 at 6:20 am

Oh, that sounds fabulous! Thank you for sharing the recipe! :) I can’t wait to try it…wonder if we have any corn in the freezer…. ;)

Blessings!
~Miss Rachel~

2 lorchick 09.08.09 at 7:35 am

hmm… it sounds somewhat tasty, but I don’t think I’ll even dare, considering just the words ‘creamed corn’ triggers my gag reflex. Ahh, childhood! I remember my parents would always look the other way when I’d trade my creamed corn for my brothers’ porkchops. It was easier than watching us each try to tearfully choke down our least favourite foods ;)

3 Courtney @ Sister To Sister 09.08.09 at 12:45 pm

How fun! I love doing things like that with little ones! The things they say and excitement on their faces when they discover something (like the corny part!) are pricesless! :)

The recipe sounds so yummy! I will have to give it a try, thank you!

4 Juanita 09.08.09 at 1:44 pm

Oh, I love fresh corn!! We had some family sickness this year and most of our corn crop wasted away on the stalk!! We walked through the garden the other day and could have cried.

We grow the peaches-n-cream variety and it is sooooo good. It is a mix of yellow and white. I don’t like white corn but this variety is amazing. A relative told us about another variety of very sweet corn we are going to try next year.

The joys of family, gardening, and seeing children discover new things are priceless! Cherish is with all you have in you because they grow up so fast it is unbelievable.

5 Juanita 09.08.09 at 1:45 pm

I should have read my post before I submitted it!!

CORRECTION: Cherish IT with all you……

Sorry

6 Heather Roe 09.11.09 at 2:00 pm

I’m drooling over here!

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