There are so many things that I love about Summer, it’s really hard to put it in words. Farm fresh food would be the near the top of my list if not on the top. But now that I think about it family time is definitely what I love most about Summer. This week we are up north in Onekama, Michigan enjoying our annual family camp week at Portage Lake Covenant Bible Camp.
I have made a a few trips up to PLCBC this Summer, bringing my kids to and from kids camp…..which brings me back to my other love farm fresh food. During one of the first trips up I carpooled with some other moms, and after we got over mourning the fact we just had left our babies for a whole week at camp with out their mommas, our conversation came around to food. Surprise! Surprise!
Corn on the cob was one of our hot topics of discussion. Do you love corn on the cob? I love corn on the cob! I literally could eat it everyday. Of course I could it’s probably the worst vegetable nutritionally, then add on the butter and salt. Oh golly….I just love me some buttery, salt encrusted cornycob.
What are your feelings about preparing corn on the cob?
As much as I love it, I can’t stand preparing it. I hate husking corn, and I never get all the hairs off the cob. Ack they those silky things stick to everything! I’m always unsure of how long to boil it? Then I usually forget about it, over cook it. Or I start it too late and it’s done way past the meal. Or it’s too hot to eat….I don’t know, these all seem like very lame excuses, but well aren’t all excuses lame? I’ve always wanted to try grilling it with the husks on, but haven’t.
My friend asked me if I’d ever microwaved corn on the cob before.
“But it’s so easy”, she said.
Really? I’m all about easy.
I thought I had better share this with you…because it has changed my life, and it’s nice to share. I know this seems shallow and silly how microwaving corn could change a girls life, but it has! You probably already know this corn secret……if you don’t hang on to your seats, we are going for a fast ride!
1. Peel back just a few of the outer husks.
2. Chop off each end of the cob.
Like so, see how nice and neat it looks. Besides taking a few dirty shabby husks off the outside and cutting off the ends you can leave everything else intact.
3. Place corn in microwave, and microwave on high for 4 1/2 minutes. Remove from microwave with an oven mitt and let rest until corn is cool enough to handle.
Here comes the really slick part!
4. Roll corn cob right on out of the husk. So easy the hair or corn silk comes right off no struggles, and the corn is done to perfection! ** You can leave this step for your friends and family. It’s so easy, and the husk keeps the corn moist and warm until it’s ready to eat. **
Roll that purdy thang in some buttuh.
Give her a sprinkle of salt.
The real danger in this cooking method is that I now can quickly make myself a corn on the cob snack at any given moment. If you happen to be at my house and you throw something in the trash and you see it’s full of corn cobs, please don’t judge me.
Oh and one more thing…please tell me, that at least once in your life, you’ve rebuttered the cob and sucked off the butter like a giant corn popsicle.
If you haven’t, I know you’ve wanted to….come on live life to the fullest man, don’t let the little things pass you by!