Sunday, August 5, 2012

Freezing Corn

I spent most of today putting corn up in the freezer. I was able to get twelve bags of it frozen for later dates. That should take well into the winter. I started off the morning sitting on the porch and shucking fifty ears of corn. It really wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. My dog and cat stuck around and kept me company, but at a safe distance away from the corn.

When I freeze corn, I always blanch it first, usually eight ears at a time. I let it boil for about six minutes and then put the ears in a sink full of ice water to cool. Once they have cooled, I let them drain for a few minutes on some paper towels and then put four ears in a plastic zipper bag and into the freezer it goes.

A co-worker recently told me they had an abundance of apples with nothing more to do with them. She had already canned, bakes, frozen, and even fed some to their cows. My husband told me to get as many of them as she wanted to get rid of because he wanted to make apple butter. Now mind you, he's never made apple butter before in his life, but he's going to try it tonight. Actually, he said it's a two-step process starting tonight and ending tomorrow. I can't wait to see how it goes. Hopefully, it will come out good because I do love apple butter.


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