We had that long-awaited slow, steady rainfall yesterday. It is probably a bit too late to help some of the farmers with their corn crop. I've heard and read news reports about how the drought and heat has affected many of them.
However, here at our place, The Husband's corn planting has given us some rewards! As I mentioned a few days ago, he had pulled over 40 ears of corn while I was off on my UMW meetings. Of course, we enjoy it just as plain corn-on-the-cob, but that didn't take care of all that he had picked. He even shucked it and scraped it off the cob, so it was ready and waiting for the next step.:-)
2 cups corn (6 ears)
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup half and half (I use fat-free)
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
- Cut corn from cobs, scraping cobs well to remove all milk.
- Combine corn, butter, and water in a heavy saucepan. Cover and cook over medium heat 10 minutes or until corn is done, stirring occasionally.
- Combine remaining ingredients, beating with a wire whisk until cornstarch is blended; add to corn, stirring well. Cover and cook three minutes or until thickened and bubbly. 4 to 6 servings
I usually use a large skillet for this since I make more than two cups at a time. Those ears of corn didn't yield as much as we would like, so we have a later planting that we hope will produce since we have finally had that rain.
There are still a lot of berries around here!:-) Perhaps that will be the focus of the next post. I hope you will return.
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