Saturday, July 31, 2010
Friday, July 30, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Then, wash the corn to remove silk (it's nearly impossible to remove all of it!)
Then, I only blanch the corn for 2 minutes because it's so tender. Be prepared to remove from the pot quickly into the strainer.
Place the blanched corn into a sink full of ice water. (I put it into cold water first, then into ice water.) Only leave in the water long enough to cool the corn or it may become tough.
Then, we cut the corn off the cob with a knife. The scraper takes too long and is hard to get around these large ears!
Once we start cutting, we begin bagging...and bagging...
...and bagging. We made 28 quart size bags from two bushels of corn.
And suddenly, my help disappeared when it was time to clean up the sticky mess!
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Saturday, July 17, 2010
We use our hands as much as possible to keep from bruising the ears. Oh, hey, Kolton!
Mr. Greenthumb has another trailer load waiting to be sorted!
It gets loaded onto the trailer, by the bushel bag and paper bagged by the dozen.
We take our work very seriously ~ no time for fun here!
This is a bushel (six-dozen) bag. It's all the rage!
And behind those doors are four small children tended to by whichever big kid desires to be a zoo-keeper rather than a corn-sorter for the day - cuz the sortin' starts at 5 a.m., and the monkeys don't usually wake up till 8 :)
Now for the good part! For grilling, soak the ears for at least 10 minutes...
...then throw them on the grill for 10-15 minutes and enjoy!
For a quick snack, you can microwave an ear, husk and all, for 3 minutes! If you husk it for boiling, this golden treat only needs to boil for 2 minutes!
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
Have I died to my 'self' and allowed the Gardener to take root in the soil of my heart, accepting His loving care, peering toward the Son, despite the storms? Oh, how I want to bear the fruit worthy of the finish!
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Really ~ this is so easy it's ridiculous! And delicious! And hides the cheese :) Add a salad and a loaf
or two of bakery French bread, and it's a hit! (Hint ~ if you're like this country gal and never used Pesto sauce before, it comes in a small jar)
1 pkg (8 oz) Angel Hair pasta
1 jar prepared Pesto sauce
1 tsp olive oil
1 cup cooked, cubed chicken
Salt and pepper to taste
8 oz finely shredded Parmesan cheese
Prepare pasta according to directions. In non-stick skillet, place chicken in heated oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Mix prepared pasta, chicken, Pesto sauce and cheese and serve.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Monday, July 5, 2010
Modeling our camp tee, designed by Kenzie and Kaylee
Waiting for the shuttle to take us to the volleyball courts
We came, we played...
...and played. It was hot!
We ate ~ a lot!
We learned a new game ~ Ninja Assassin! We played it everywhere...waiting in line at the Tabernacle, waiting at the ropes course, waiting for supper...
April is the Belay Queen! You wanna climb; she will belay!
Thank you, Tracy and Abby, for cooking for us and babysitting during Bible study and devos!
God is so very good! We saw Him do amazing things amongst our group. He called some to salvation, others to rededicate their lives to Him, some to missions, some to ministry, others to share the Message boldly, He reminded us of His sovereignty and the hope that we have, not only for an eternal life spent with Him but in the circumstances of our daily lives!