Our sweet corn was ready to harvest during the weekend I was attending QuiltNebraska so guess what I had to do on Monday morning? Well, I didn’t “have to” but I love my own frozen corn so much better than any I can buy I “want to” preserve it this way for eating the rest of the year. I wrote a blog about the procedure I use in a blog post long ago on August 22, 2008. Still do it the same way each year so why repeat what I have talked about before. So far I have not dehydrated any this year but re-reading this post reminded me that this would be something else I might want to do yet. It isn’t quite as important to get the ears picked at just the right time since the kernels from older ears dry just fine and grind up great for cornmeal. That might make good gifts if I get it done and have extra.
I was really tired of standing by the time I got it done but the feeling of satisfaction of having enough corn in the freezer for the coming year makes it worth it. I had 7 pkgs. left from last year so put a little more in the freezer this year as that was cutting it pretty close. I always serve corn from my freezer to company, especially if they do not put up corn themselves. They are always amazed at how good it is, more tender and sweet than what they can buy.