Tuesday, July 31, 2007

a really corny day

The craziness from the weekend has carried over into the week. Yesterday I had an appointment in the morning, got home and did work around the house, mainly re-arranging the downstairs to get ready for the new school year (I like to make it somewhat like a school atmosphere and move the kids desks to new spots to give it all a fresh start, since summer goes so quick and they can feel like it's just returning to the same old grind; it's also why we buy new crayons, pencils, etc. each year...who doesn't love fresh, pointy crayolas??) and then I had a class and some ministry stuff last night. My day ended around midnight, when I came up to find a tired and discouraged husband in need of some love and attention. When we finally fell into bed sometime around 1 or 1:30 I realized I hadn't eaten yesterday except for a bagel in the morning, and then a few pieces of fruit at my class. Oops!

So today I am freezing corn. I'm only doing about 125 ears, so I'm expecting it won't take too terribly long...but the added factor of doing it with a bunch of little ones running around always makes things a bit more...interesting.

I had planned on posting some about my weekend, but I'm not sure if I'll have time or not...I may have to check out of the blogosphere for a while to get caught up on some 'real life' stuff! So, for now, I'm off for an ear-full of fun (get it???...ok, a groaner, I know...)


Shaula said...

Okay, I have never frozen corn in my life, so 125 ears sounds like a whole lot to me. I am hoping this is a simple process. :)

jessi said...

Actually, Shaula, it's not complicated, but it is somewhat time consuming...you have to husk, boil, put into ice water (this process is called blanching - it cooks it just a bit and then the ice water stops the cooking process), then cut it all off the cob, and bag it in Ziploc freezer bags. My sister, daughter and mom all helped, plus we had ALL the kids (my 4, and 3 out of 4 of my sisters kids) doing husking. All in all, I think it took about 3 to 4 hours, but I soooo love the taste of corn (it tastes like it would if you ate it off the cob) - and especially when I can have it in the middle of winter!!