Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Layin' By and Puttin' Up!

It's that time of year: those of us with gardens are "layin' by and puttin' up"! And, it must be a primal thing for a woman to LOVE getting food put in the freezer, canned and preserved. It keeps you busy, but it helps you connect with your mother, grandmother and those that came before you. It's a ritual of late summer, early fall.

Here's a delicious recipe shared with me by a friend for freezer corn that's super easy, and if you have a row that's a late crop, you're in for a treat!

5 c. corn
(cut corn off the cob & scrape the cob, too for more creamy deliciousness!)
1/2 stick butter
1 c. water
2 t. salt
2 t. sugar

METHOD: Put all ingredients into a kettle. Cook corn until warm and the butter melts, stirring to dissolve the sugar and the salt. Once corn is partially cooked and butter is melted, turn off heat and remove from burner to let the corn cool. Put the correct amount (for our family of four, I put in two heaping cups) in freezer bags to freeze flat.

Easy peasy!
And...when it's time to eat it this winter, it will taste fresh and wonderful!


Twisted Fencepost said...

Sounds like right up my alley. EASY!
Thanks for this!!

blushing rose said...

This I can even do! Chuckle! TY
TTFN ~ Marydon

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

How right you are in this post about the women before us...and yes, there is something so cathartic in putting up food.
I am the only girl my age I know who does these things and let me tell you, they don't know what they are missing.
Tonight I rolled out pie crusts for the bushels of softball size Michigan peaches that arrived today - I feel my Gramma and my Mom in my movements moving that crust along the counter and that bizarre sense of pride as I walk out to "my new" freezer and see it filling up.
Great post.

Sue said...

Freezing is my preferred method of preserving......and this looks wonderful. Will try it next year.

Kentucky Farm Girl said...

I always feel so close to my grandmother when I can and freeze each year. She passed away many years ago but I will never forget following her around her kitchen, tugging on her apron tail asking what she was doing? She always took the time to tell me and show me. As I got older I learned more from my mom. She and I still can together each year and I always look forward to it.

Janet, said...

I love freezer corn. We haven't grown corn for a few years, though, and I sure miss it.