The corn crop in Indiana has been really nice this year. It’s an awesome sight to drive down the country roads lined with corn on both sides. Although Indiana is known for many crops, corn is the main one.
I know I posted how I prepare corn for the freezer last year, but thought I would post it again because of the questions I’ve received recently.
Freezing corn is a pretty simple process.
Shuck all the corn making sure to remove as much silk as possible
Place corn in boiling water for 3-5 minutes
Remove the corn carefully and place in a cold water pan for approximately 10 minutes
Remove from the cold water pan and place the corn on a towel to dry for a few minutes
Place the corn ears in to a freezer bag and remove as much air as possible
Or, if you wish cut the corn carefully from the cob and place in freezer bags.
Corn will keep in the freezer for around one year
It’s hard to believe that it’s almost August already. This year seems to be flying by. I guess that’s not unusual as they all seem to fly. I’m not sure if we are all running faster or perhaps slower and always in the catch-up mode.
I’m learning to just enjoy every day, be happy with my current situation and continue to strive for my next step forward to be positive. Always try to accomplish one new thing every day but realize all tasks not accomplished can be put on tomorrows list.
Our time on earth is short, love life and one another.
Today I choose. I choose to be respectful, helpful and loving to others. Today, I choose to be create happiness. And tomorrow, I choose the same. As I move thru life on my journey the memories I want in my old age are those that have made someone smile, comforted the frightened, fed the hungry or that special look a homeless person gives when offered a meal or warm drink or even a coat or blanket. Oh yes, I will strive to succeed and excel professionally but personally I want to make sure I don’t miss those special moments of helping someone in need or putting a smile on the face of a stranger. What do you choose?
Well it’s snowing again here in Indiana. This is a photo from the big snow storm we had right after Christmas. Indiana is know for racing, sports and unpredictable weather. But we love it here.
This guy was in the yard having breakfast this morning. I couldn’t help but be mesmerized by his beauty. He let me get within ten feet of him and then seemed to pose for the camera. Nature’s beauty.
He was not very happy with me when I woke him up taking this photo. Poor old guy just wanted a nap. I love the one eye open glare.
Today is Small Business Saturday. Each year we celebrate small businesses and their contribution to our communities by having a special day to promote and support these businesses. They are the ones that show up at meetings and fight to keep communities clean, safe and a fun place to shop and live. The money made by independent businesses is generally spent in the community.
And, a lot small businesses will be offering special deals and little extras too making today a winner for all.
So let’s get out there and shop our local independent businesses and support our people, our neighbors and our community.