"What in the heck am I supposed to do with 5 dozen ears of corn??" I asked Freedom Writer (aka, my husband).
"I thought you could freeze it", he replied.
Seems he got a good deal on corn on the cob while he was on a job in the city. Apparently, produce trucks drive around the city streets calling out, "get your produce here!", kinda like the ice cream trucks that drive around ringing their bells awaiting the anxious rush of kids to purchase a cool treat. Many city dwelling families wait patiently in line to get a good bargain from these produce trucks. The trucks also deliver fresh produce to the many city restaurants and farmer's markets. Freedom Writer happened to be in the right place at the right time and he was able to purchase 5 dozen ears of sweet country corn for $18 bucks.
Even though we live in the country, I am no farm girl. Not that there is anything wrong with women who work on a farm, but it is definitely not for me. I have never cut corn from the cob and froze it before, until now. Of course, I had to research the process of freezing corn and all the while my husband snickered and teased that it isn't that hard to do. And really, it isn't hard, just time consuming. Do I seem like a girl with alot of free time?
After my research, I concluded that it would be quicker to shuck the corn from the cob first and then blanch it. Mom graciously offered to help with the process - thanks Mom! Here are a few pics of us "silver queens" working up a sweat in the heat of summer, huskin', shuckin', blanchin', baggin' and freezin' some sweet corn! (I referred to this link for the complete process of freezing corn.) In the end, we ended up with 15 bags of corn in less than 3 hours time! Yippee!
Basket of husked corn