Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Today We Have Corn

From the (BOOK) It is harvest time of the corn ears. We all know how good that is with hot butter. Now do not throw out the cob.
Uses for the corncobs are many. They make nice playthings for the children--building logs and such. When added to the fireplace they make a bright light. They can be used for smoking hams and bacon. They have a traditional use as toilet "paper" for the outhouse. Now don't laugh I can remember that down on my grandfathers farm. Not that I used one or that I remember if I did. But we are going to make something good with the cob. (Corncob Jelly.) Break 12 corn cobs into small pieces. Boil in 3 pt. water for 30 minutes. Then strain. To 3 cups corn juice, add the juice of 1 lemon and a box of commercial pectin. Bring to a boil. Add 3 c. sugar and boil 3 minutes longer. Pour into jars and seal.

Now just look at that mm mm, yes we can.

I do remember my Big Daddy made his pipe's out of corn cobs and after supper he would sit out on the porch and smoke.


Shelley said...

you did have me chuckling about the corn cob being used as toilet paper - ha,ha!!

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed this so much Patsy. Love that pipe!

Carol said...

We love corn on the cob, grilled or steamed.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful shots !! The Corn is looking amazing and the last photo is fantastic !!Unseen Rajasthan

Renie Burghardt said...

Love fresh corn on the cob, especially grilled, with lots of butter, a no, no! But what the heck, one needs a treat now and then.

Never heard of using it in the outhouse though. Ha!

I have tasted corn cob jelly, as an old neighbor lady used to make it. Quite good. Love the pictures.

Happy Wednesday, Patsy.



Darla said...

Who knew of all these uses? Very interesting!! You are soon to have grapefruit headed your way!!!

Bren said...

Ahh... your leaves are turning to fall. LOVE IT! What does corn jelly taste like. I'm gonna have to look for that at the local market.

ENjoy this season... it goes by too fast!

W. Latane Barton said...

I think my Granddad had graduated to pages out of the Sears catalog for 'outdoor' use. Man, those cobs had to be rough!!!!