Saturday, September 04, 2010
Last month I wrote about my Kitchen Gadget Fun. I wrote about my dehydrator and food saver. Today I am loving on my Kuhn Rikon Wide Corn Zipper that I bought from Pleasant Hill Grain when I ordered the meat tenderizer. This little thing is the best $12 I have spent in a very long time. With Ernie helping me by using the zipper, we had the corn in the freezer in no time. He's a pretty good helper.
I did some math and figured I want to have corn for dinner 2 times per week, sometimes less, sometimes more with soups and stews. I'd like to have at least 100 dinner portions in the freezer. I'm packaging mine up in gallon Ziploc freezer bags with 5 dinners per bag. That means I want 20 bags in the freezer.
I put the open bag inside a 6 cup Rubbermaid canister (sad to see they have discontinues this line although I do like the look of the new line) and fill it with 6 cups of corn, press out the air, work it around so it will lay flat and stack it in a cardboard box for the freezer. Then when it's time, I'll bring a bag in to the kitchen freezer, break out what I need, reseal it and put it back in the freezer. Easy Peazy!!!
I have 10 bags now and I'm on my way in to town to get 8 or 10 dozen more ears. I will be done with corn tonight. I love having a freezer full of goodness. I don't care what the cost comparison is, I know mine will taste better than any corn that comes out of a can or a store's freezer.