Saturday, August 17, 2013

Today is Sweet Corn Freezing Day! Woohoo! I just love it when we can begin to harvest the bounties of our garden. This year only yielded us 32 ears of corn, but that will be sufficient for my husband & myself. If need be, we can always purchase some corn at a roadside stand & process that as well.
It took very little time to get the corn husked & in the pot! We were so excited to try our fresh garden harvest!
This is a tip that I picked up from Facebook. Ok, actually, when it was posted I never gave it much thought. My husband is the one who cuts the corn off the cobs when we process corn, so it really didn't matter to me what he used! LOL But once we started to blanche the corn, he suggested that we try it. Stand the corn up in the center of a Bundt Cake Pan while you cut the kernels off of the cob. Genius! Be sure to put a towel under your pan, otherwise it will slip around on the counter. Now the cob is stable and all the kernels land in the pan & not all over the counter!
We decided to leave a couple of ears intact, for supper tonight. Who can resist trying our bounty right away??? Hubby went out & grilled some hotdogs while I threw some waffle fries in the toaster oven. MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM! Fresh corn, dogs & fries. What a beautiful summer it has been!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

I am so incredibly guilty of neglecting this blog! I believe that I may have to change the focus of this blog from life on the prairies of South Dakota to focus more on the home-cooked meals that I make for my wonderful husband.
Today I managed to make a small batch of fresh salsa before the "Dizzies" took over my head! Hey, any little thing I can accomplish, I am truly grateful for! My tomatoes are only getting ripe a few at a time, so small batches are what I will get. I do have an ice cream bucket full of tomatoes, peppers, onions & cilantro that I need to thaw & cook up to can some cooked salsa. Then I can start collecting a bucket of veggies in the freezer for spaghetti sauce. I just love the feeling I get from seeing those jars of canned sauces & stewed tomatoes, that I canned myself, in my pantry!
Tonight's supper was not one of my culinary creations! Tonight my dear husband made supper, as I have not been feeling well as of late. Tonight we had Rick's Awesome Sloppy Joe's! Thank you, Honey for Taking such good care of me!