Thursday, July 12, 2012

That corn....

I hope everyone is having a good Thursday.  If you have some special week-end plans, you are just one day away from the week-end!

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.:-)

Cream-Style Corn!

Cream-Style Corn is a favorite around here!  Boy Munchkin LOVES it, so we try to have it as part of the meal when he is visiting.  That means making it and storing it in the freezer.  The recipe I use is one from the Southern Living Cookbook from the early eighties.


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.

Thank you so much for reading.  I appreciate your comments.


  1. I love cream style corn!! Thank you for sharing your recipe.

  2. mmmm, that sounds lovely! i Didn't know they made fat free half and half

  3. I like corn best when it's on the cob!

    Back up to our land this weekend. In fact we are getting an early start and leaving late this afternoon.

  4. Nellie, Growing up , we like corn in our teeth as kids. then we would laugh like crazy. I think an old farmer gave our father some field corn, not sweet corn. He knew that dad was feeding a bunch of kids. Bless the ones who cared. Smiles to you,Susie

  5. Hmmmm.....I had left a comment awhile ago, and it sent me to the sign-in, now the comment is not there. Not really an important comment, but I'm happy that The Husband is such a good guy and had that corn waiting for you! To me, he did the hard part, and that's important!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  6. I haven't had cream style corn in years. The girls love corn chowder, I bet they'd love this too.

  7. Oh My.... I love home-made Cream-style Corn... (Despise the canned stuff though).... Thanks for the recipe... Sounds great.

    We have been enjoying delicious corn-on-the-cob for the last 2-3 weeks... SO GOOD...

  8. Oh- That sounds so good. I have never made homemade cream of corn...but I will try this now. YUM!!! xo Diana

  9. Have a happy time, this weekend!!!

    "Summer food....Grown by you...Or on a nearby farm...Does it get any better than this?"

  10. I enjoy cream-style corn so much that I really should make some the old-fashioned way instead of opening a can. I'm snagging your recipe. Thank you!