I few days ago I showed you what turned out be about 4 dozen ears we were able to"'salvage" out of the two corn plots, with more to come. Then there was yesterday:
Yes Ma'am, that's about 8 dozen more ears of "total loss" in the wheelbarrow along with the Stripetti spaghetti squash, yellow summer squash, cucumbers, zucchini, tomatoes, and enough potatoes for Sunday lunch. There's probably another 8 to 10 dozen out there yet that will need to come out in a few days. It seems I was (once again) wrong in a spectacular fashion.
As we were working through getting it all in the freezer, I thought it might be worth noting that De has come up with a somewhat unique way of keeping the usually corn processing mess down a bit. I don't know if it's original to her, but it works well and is worth sharing.
The whole thing starts the way it does for everyone else, I suppose. After husking there is cleaning, blanching and cooling. Our 'assembly line' probably looks much like yours.
|Blanching, Cooling and Drying|
|The ear is perched on the center post of the pan with the cutter over the ear|
|The cutter gets pushed down along the ear|
|The kernels end up (mostly) in the cake pan!|
|She sets her canning funnel in a quart freezer bag|
|In goes the corn!|
|Somewhat smaller kernels than usual means about 1 quart of yummy goodness in the freezer for every dozen ears.|
Either way, more unexpected blessings out of the garden! Anyone have a good recipe for crow?