I started a feature here on the blog called Jo’s Favorite Finds. I have five adult children and they are always sharing stuff with me that I, as a person over fifty, have no idea about…and occasionally I find some pretty cool things. Some things might be thrifted…some things might be from Amazon…some might be advice from a neighbor. You just won’t know what I found or helped me find it unless you read the post.
I have two things to share with you today, Popcorners and Freezing Sweetcorn on the cob.
Have you found PopCorners yet? Our daughter Kelli introduced these to me. She loves them so much that she shares them with everyone she comes in contact with. (No joke- she could be their spokesperson) I happen to love them too so am sharing them with you.
Kelli gets them at Walmart. I found they are also available on Amazon, HERE. She had only brought me the Kettle Corn version that you see here. I noticed at Amazon they also have other flavors. I haven’t tried those yet.
These are AWESOME!! If you like popcorn, I think you’ll like these.
Kelli took these to… the family picnic I mentioned that we went to and several people asked about them as they all loved them too. Check them out and let me know what you think.
Kelli said she tried this version but she prefers the Kettle Corn flavor.
This next favorite find has the potential to be a life changer for me. My neighbor came by the other day and asked if I wanted any sweetcorn. I said sure and then he asked me how much. Hmm. In my neck of the woods, (or rather farm country), that means the person has a source to potentially give you lots…like enough to process and freeze.
We have such a generous community here. I’m really so blessed as I have other friends who have offered sweetcorn in the past as well. What happens is the corn gets planted and then once it’s ripe, it doesn’t last long so growers use what they want/need…then they tell their families and they take what they want/need and they tell the neighbors and friends and we get blessed by their abundance as well. It is super for people like me!!
Anyway…I told my neighbor that a dozen ears would be great. Kelli was coming and with the kids here, I knew I couldn’t process corn. That’s when my neighbor said, “Are you sure?”. I said, “Yes. I had company coming and didn’t have time to process it”. He said, “Don’t you freeze it on the cob?” WHAT???
So my neighbor explained that he takes sweet corn with the husk on, puts it in a brown paper bag, rolls the top down, and puts it in the freezer just like that. He said when they want some, they take a couple of ears out, let it unthaw, husks it, and cook it just like normal. I asked how it tastes. He said regular corn in season is 100% good. This is like 95% good. Well, that was worth the risk to try.
So I did.
I put it in the brown paper bag and froze it whole with the husk on.
My neighbor said it will be good eating through Christmas for sure. WOW. Could this be so?
I just love sweet corn in season so if this works, it will be a life-changer moment. I’ve been tempted to pull some out and see if it worked but I want to savor the goodness…and someone else just gifted me some corn I need to eat first.
Do any of you freeze your sweet corn whole? If you do, what do you think of it? Is it worth giving up the freezer space?
I’m super excited to see if it’s good. Sweetcorn this time of year is so good!! I told you in a different blog post that I think August is the most wonderful time of the year because the eating is so good. Sweetcorn is part of that good eating.
That’s what I have to share with today…all food related. YUM!! Do you have any Favorite Finds you’d like to share? Please leave a comment and let us know.