This past week or two I've noticed that most of the grocery stores here locally are running sales on corn on the cob. $.10-.17 per ear. Most have a limit per purchase too, which I find annoying when there are huge bins of corn just sitting there. There are 7 people at my house...limit 10 or 12 doesn't even give us 2 ears each.
I work around that though and bring my kids or hubby with to each purchase their limit, OR I go thru the self check-out lanes and do a number of separate transactions. I think that my kids think I am being dishonest this way. Maybe.....anyway, I do it regardless. If I didn't do it that way I'd just come back every day and buy my limit.
In anticipation of canning more vegetable soup in the upcoming weeks, I froze some corn to have it ready to go once I am.
- 1 large ear of corn is approximately 1 cup corn kernels.
- I put about 8 cups of corn in each gallon freezer bag and flatten it out as best I can before putting them in the freezer.
- Ball Canning instructions for freezing corn found here. Info from Nat'l Center for Home Food Preservation.
- I use the Pampered Chef Kernel Cutter (see above) to remove the corn kernels. This gadget is slick. We love it! Great for kids who have braces and can't eat corn ON the cob. Just saying....