This was another busy weekend with about 9 dozen ears of corn delivered early on Sunday evening. Barry was still here from Oklahoma (guy in grey) and we had plans on going to a nearby casino on Monday. I had kind of forgotten about corn coming, so I had help with all of us husking the corn and then moving inside and the guys shaved the corn off and I did the rest. The recipe I use is: 9 cups of corn, 2 cups of water, 1/4 cup sugar and it said 1 tsp of salt, and I misread it and put in 1 Tbsp of salt on most of the batches I did. It still tasted good. Then you bring it to a boil and boil for 1 minute. Then I put 3 cups into quart freezer bags. I also put a butter slice into the bag before putting into the freezer. We were done by 10 pm and after the guys went to bed, I scrubbed the kitchen floor. Twas a little sticky! I was so lucky to have help, or it would have taken me all night!
Yum - looks good!
Monday morning then we went to the casino. I came home about $68.00 richer and Barry had won about $150.00. His mom lost and so did Phyllis. It's been a long time since I'd been to a casino, so I enjoyed it. The only thing was that the club card didn't work and I had to get back in line twice to get new ones. Don't know what was wrong with it. It just delayed me in giving away money, as I had to stand in line at least a half hour each time!
We also had birthday pie for hubby on Saturday afternoon. His brothers and sisters were here for the all class reunion and also his cousin from Omaha, so we had another little party in our new garage! I won't tell how old Steve is, but he's 3 years older than me!
Our class has many successful people and I bought a book at the reunion that a classmate wrote. He was selling them from his car and I wondered what everyone thought when a whole bunch of us followed him out to his parked truck, stood around exchanging money and a package/book. He is a retired Minneapolis policeman, and this book is a murder/mystery about agent Jack Andresen, a character based on himself. I'm a 1/4 into the book and it's very good. The name of it is "Painted Faces" by Paul Heeren and published by Bascom Hill Books. Paul is already working on another book.