This is one of those forwards I like to pass on from time to time, so here it is:
Am I the only person who
hasn't heard of "cooler corn"?
As an obsessive food nerd, you'd expect that I would have at least heard of
it, but over the weekend I was blindsided by the simple genius of this method
for cooking loads of corn on the cob perfectly.
I was hepped to it while visiting my family in Maine. Short story: We like
corn on the cob. And with eight adults at the table, that means a couple of
dozen ears. We would have used the lobster pot to cook them all, but the
lobster pot was busy steaming lobster.Then my sister, a capable Maine cook
with years of camping experience says "let's do cooler corn!"
Before I can ask "what is cooler corn?" a Coleman cooler appears
from the garage, is wiped clean, then filled with the shucked ears. Next, two
kettles-full of boiling water are poured over the corn and the top closed.
When we sat down to dinner 30 minutes later and opened it, the corn was
perfectly cooked. My mind was blown. And I'm told that the corn will remain
at the perfect level of doneness for a couple of hours.
Turns out, Cooler Corn is pretty well known among the outdoorsy set But for
those of us who avoid tents as much as possible, it's perfect for large
barbecues and way less of mess than grilling. In fact, I may even buy another
cooler just so I'm ready for next summer. Now that I'm in the know.
Well you can see early autumn is grandchildren birthday time in our family, and today it's Shana's time to shine. Three years old!!
Shana, you are our sweet little cuddly girl. Always ready and willing to snuggle with the people you love. You make us happy when you look at us with those eyes and give us those hugs and kisses. You're a big girl. now!! For almost three years you've been the baby girl and the little sister, but now you're also a big sister. You really surprised some of us. Being the baby for all your life, I was thinking MAYBE you'd be just a little envious of the new baby that was coming to your house, But almost a month ago, your new little sister arrived and NOBODY loves her more than you do. I remember how you warmed our hearts the way you kept saying "Awwwww, look at her. Look at the little baby. Look at her little hands. Awww." Well you've always been one who loves baby dolls and now you have one who's living and breathing right in your house. And you're still as sweet to her as the first day, giving her lots of kisses. Someday, I think you're going to be a good mommy and your children will love you as much as you love your own mommy.
Someday, we all hope you will be as accepting and loving to Jesus as you are to the people you care about. Someday, we all hope you'll live up to the Proverbs 31:30 verse your mommy and daddy have given you to live by, and that you will be a woman who fears the Lord, and that will make you beautiful.
I am a sinner saved by grace. Every day I am reminded of how thankful I am for the blood of Jesus Christ, which has saved me from my sins and made me a child of God.
I am a wife of one, a mama of two and a nanna of three so far, trying to write and live to the glory of God in my latter years.
Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Please stay awhile and look around my little corner of the internet. I love having you and would be delighted if you'd leave a comment. Maybe we'll share a smile or tear together, enjoy a recipe, riddle or poem. Whatever we do here, I hope that it will be to encourage each other in our pilgrimage. Have a wonderful day and please come again--very soon.
Maxine ( a/k/a Nanna)
Remember thewords of Jesus:"For I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me. . .Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me." Matthew 25:35-36, 40
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