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Sweet Corn!

September 1st, 2009 at 01:11 am

Wasn't there a piece of music with that title? No, maybe that was popcorn? Whatever. I have about 30 ears of ripe corn that need something done with them, I would like to be frugal and freeze them, but I think I am going to chicken out, and take them to work. I put them in the break room for lucky non-gardeners to take. I am on the guilty train today, I have a mountain of garden produce ready NOW, and just not enough time to can/freeze it all. So, I console myself with the thought that someone is benfitting, even if I give it away, at least its not going to waste. This happens every year. I am always agonizing over whether my time is better spent working on some paying project, or spending time, canning/freezing, or some other money saving activity. Because, in the end, there is only so much of me, and 24 hours in every day to go around. Lots of questions, and no good answers. I have many friends who don't do any canning anymore, it is just about as cheap to get the veggies on sale at the discount store, and so much less work. Very true, I know. I guess that I just really LIKE the idea of providing for our family this way. There were many years that I was a SAHM, and this was just what I did, my contribution to the family economy. I did finally draw the line at butchering our own meat tho. It was too much of a pain with 4 little kids running around. So anyway, there will be more sweet corn, maybe next time (like tomorrow) I will get some in the freezer. I really like to can it better, but it takes way more time to process it, than to tuck it into a bag and into the freezer. Uh Oh, Hubby is listening to the oldies channel on the stereo, and YMCA just came on. I am hiding before I end up dancing that (bleep,bleep) dance! Bye.

2 Responses to “Sweet Corn!”

  1. whitestripe Says:

    if you haven't already taken them... some time ago i was given 8 ears of corn (and considering we use one ear of corn a couple of times a month - it's a lot to us).
    what i did was chop a couple into 2 inch pieces and freeze them in freezer bags, and the rest i just cut the corn off the cob and froze them too. it's so easy to take them straight out of the freezer and chuck in a stirfry.

  2. baselle Says:

    I always find that pressure canning the corn to be a pain - freezing or drying seems to be better. At least you know how to do it. Smile

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