Monday, July 26, 2010

Awe, Shucks!

Well, it seems like when it rains, it pours!  But thankfully I've got an Apple Dumplin' with me this week!

My niece, Andrea...can you tell she's thrilled???  She loaded at least 4 carts full of fall out from the storm and there are still more to go.  I had to hunt for an elusive smile from her...

Got it!  Found one in the peach tree!

I picked enough peaches earlier in the week to make a cobbler.  We went back out to the tree last night and got a bit more.  The tree is fairly old and the skins are blemished, but the peaches are good!

So I am doing my best to learn her up and corrupt her this week too...I love to corrupt the Apple Dumplin's!  Mothers everwhere, Beware!

We picked corn and enter -Awe, Shucks!  I managed to get one batch of Freezer Corn put up last night, but I will be busy with the rest of it today...

And the onions...(and more corn!)

And the Peach Pie Filling...

And the Peas...I hope I can find time to put the Peas up -to my mouth, that is!  Whew!!  That one-sided row is kickin' my Dunce's BUTT!  :)  I dressed it up a little for ya even!

Freezer Corn Recipe

24 C Fresh Corn Cut from the Cob
1/2 C Sugar
2 T Salt

Let stand for 30 Minutes.  Stir every 10 minutes.  Bag and Freeze.

Calling all Canners:  I admit, I love store bought Creamed Corn!  If any one has a recipe they would like to share, I would LOVE to try it out!!  Thank You!!


  1. I am jealous of the peaches. We have a saying around here that a peach tree is just a myth. They don't like our area. Isn't it great to have all that great food right outside of your door. The heat and all the work takes a lot out of you but fresh corn on the cob makes you forget all about it.

  2. I snagged that corn recipe real fast! Not that I'll be freezing any of my own this year, but I might just buy some ;-)

    My neighbor has an old peach tree, with small but delicious peaches. I'll be picking them tonight, when it cools off a bit.

  3. Jane -Our peach trees are very year we get them the other, it snubs us! Hoping all the new bee hives will fix that! And yes, it really is a great feeling to be so lucky to have those types of things handy!

    Granny -We've been using that recipe for many years! It's so darn simple and sooo good! I can't recall the last time I bought a can of corn at the store! Let me know how it works out for you!

  4. I meant to say, I thought I was the only person who liked canned creamed corn!

    I normally don't fool with freezing corn (or much of anything else), because we go to AZ for the Winter and unplug our freezer here. I could, however, be tempted to leave it plugged in if I used your recipe....or it would possibly be eaten up before we leave ;-)

    I always made my own creamed corn, from freezing or fresh eating, simply by scraping the cobs once the kernels are cut off. I think the canned stuff has water and cornstarch added. Cornstarch doesn't do real well in home canning and freezing though.

  5. Man, do you have a lot of goodies there! I am jealous of your peaches. We can't grow them here either. We are just happy to have apples. :) and that corn recipe...TOTALLY sounds awesome and what we are gonna use this year!

  6. We ate some of the first corn on Sunday evening - just out of the garden and it was delicious. Your peach pie fill looks great, it will be so nice to have that on hand in the wintertime - a taste of summer.