Monday, July 30, 2012

The Quickest, Easiest Corn-on-the-Cob


This is a tip from my grandmother that I wanted to share, just because it's awesome! She had told me about this a few weeks ago, and warned me not to be skeptical, because she was when she first heard this tip. I took her advice, and thought I would try it out
for myself.

First, you gather your fresh corn, still in their husks...


You then cut off the stalk end...


Then on the other end, you pull the major part of the husk out,
or cut if off...


Place in microwave, still in husks (no plate or paper towel is needed, just place them directly on the surface)...


Cook for 4 minutes in microwave...


Wait and let them cool for about one minute, then bring them out of the microwave. Be super careful, because they are still hot, then easily remove the husks & silks.

You will be amazed at how easy all the silks slip off, and how perfectly moist the corn turns out to be!!


Now you're done! After 4 short minutes, the corn comes out perfectly- no pre-soaking, no wrapping with foil- just by cooking the corn in its own natural husk. Amazing!

My own personal favorite is still our grilled corn-on-the-cob, but this is a close second, and it's a time saver for those quick dinners.

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Now, for confession time. I went to Hobby Lobby (ahem, in July... I know, it's awful that I can't go one month , but I failed by about 3 days), and got a few crafting things. I know that I am only accountable to myself in No-Spend July, but I was still a little disappointed. I reasoned the purchases out though (as I always do), because I knew that I wouldn't be making a trip there for a while, and had a few deadlines for projects coming up (I'm making a few gifts that I'm really excited about). I would rather have projects done than keep the No-Spend July going and not have any supplies. In the long run, I would be saving money because it would save me another trip. So, that's my confession.

Does it count if I haven't used any of the materials I purchased yet? I may wait until August, just to make myself feel better. Oh well. :)

My sweetie & I enjoyed the day Saturday with a little day out & watching Dark Knight Rises. Wow, was it good!! I highly recommend watching it!

On Sunday, we had a great morning at church & then rested most of the afternoon. Later that day, Zach went outside to work and I went to the basement to craft. We are doing well with getting a lot done on the weekends, so I hope we can keep that up.

I snapped a few pics of the babies over the weekend,
so I'll end with those. :)





6 comments:

  1. This is such a good tip! Every time I've ever cooked corn, I've either overcooked it or undercooked it. It's so hard to know when you boil it! I'll definitely have to try this next time. Thank you! New follower :) Yay for being blog friends!

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  2. Sounds like a really easy way to cook corn! But like you I really like mine grilled!!
    Cute doggie pics too! :)


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  3. I have been cooking corn on the cob this way for years. Saves all the mess of boiling a big pot of water. I sprinkle just a few drops of water on my corn so it steams well.

    Pamela
    WV

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  4. What a great idea for the corn on the cob, and what adorable dogs you have--who can resist an upside-down pup?? Not me!

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  5. 4 minutes per piece or 4 minutes overall?

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  6. Should be just 4 minutes overall. I have only cooked about 3 ears each time, but it worked every time. Hope this helps! :)

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