Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Harvest Time ~ Corn In A Pillowcase

Have you ever tried freezing corn in a pillowcase?  The whole ear.  Silks.  Husks.  Everything?
We really like it that way since it's quick, easy, and only the number of ears desired can be taken out, thawed, and cooked or grilled in the husk.  And it tastes so fresh.  A taste of summer to be enjoyed right in the middle of winter!
And with this weeks busyness of collecting the pears (above) for making pear preserves, making tomato paste from the last of the tomatoes, continuing to store away the ocra, making use of some perishing apples, and praying the sorghum will be ready before frost, we've been recalling every short cut we can think of!    
The corn-in-the-pillowcase tip was given to us by my mom a number of years ago.  And while we're just now beginning to prepare creamed corn and kernel corn to be enjoyed later on in soups, salads, cornbread, and a variety of other dishes.  And while much of it will be dried in the crib and used for next years seed, cornmeal, grits, and maybe some feed, we'll definitely plan to save some to be stored in pillowcases and in the freezer. 
How about you?  Do you have any favorite and/or tasty time savers during harvest time?



  1. I've never frozen corn in the husks before, but it sounds great! I will definitely try this tip! I have frozen tomatoes whole and then let them thaw a little and the skins just come right off! I just chop and toss in stews or for sauce.
    Thanks for the updates....I've really enjoyed seeing your family!
    By Grace Alone,

  2. Kim,

    Thanks for your comment and for the excellent tip. We do LOVE tomatoes around here and trying to get them all put away before spoiling can be quite a task. And it's always good to hear from you. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!



  3. Oh that's so neat! I have never heard of that!! I will def have to try that out when I get a freezer again! All the food looks so good! Did you grow all the tomatoes?