Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Corn Husker Help!

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!
Birthday boy had the red & black cap on.

Barry is a classmate, and came for the class reunion also.  We had our 45th reunion and had our class of  '65 doings on Friday evening and Saturday evening, and then joined the all class gathering later each evening.   Saturday night was the sit down meal planned, and Steve and I and Barry missed it because the guys were bailing straw and wanting to get it all done and in the barn before the forecasted rain came; so we missed the meal and the group picture!  Oh well - not a big deal.  We stopped at a local hamburger joint to eat before going in.  The all class gathering was at the Legion and the music was so loud you could hardly visit.  There were tornado warnings just after dark, so the croud thinned out a lot real early.  But of course we stayed til the band quit and the bar closed! 

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. 


Mildred said...

Oh the corn looks so good! Wonderful to have good helpers. I remember how corn used to get all over the floor, cabinets, windows etc. Sounds like your hubby had a good birthday. Thanks for sharing the info about your friend's book - I bet my husband would enjoy it.

Country Whispers said...

So lucky to have all that help in the kitchen and lucky to have come home with an extra $68.00. I love to go to the casino, though it only happens about once a year, but so much fun for a girls night out.
Hope the birthday boy enjoyed his day!

Cyndi said...

That corn is making my mouth water...I love fresh corn!

Wow, a lot was going on for you over the past few days. Glad to hear that you had a good time with good friends, and enjoyed the reunion and your hubby's birthday! Happy belated to him, by the way! And I'm very happy that a tornado didn't take you away while you were closing down the bar! LOL!!!



Far Side of Fifty said...

Your corn looks great and you had some great help! Almost the same recipe as mine..mine has a stick of butter in 16 Cups of Corn, 4 cups of water and 1/2 cup sugar and 3 teaspoons salt. It is fussy work..but boy it will be good next winter! :)

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

Corn along with mashed potatoes are my favorite foods! It sure will taste good when it gets cold!

Sybil said...

My goodness what a busy weekend you had. The corn looks great. It is something that only fairly recently came to be a food here it used to be used as cattle food I believe. I certainly never ever heard of it when I was a youngster !! now I just love it..I cook a couple in the microwave....delicious running with butter down your chin ! As for the casino, other than passing though on eon our cruise I have never actually "played" anything...I have a lot to learn !!! Glad you are enjoying your classmates book,
Love Sybil

Country Gal said...

I really enjoy your blog ! A definate follower !

Betty said...

I can almost smell the corn. Looks so good!
Happy belated birthday to your hubby!