How To Butter Corn.
In other news, the winner of this weekend’s t-shirt giveaway is Jane. Not
this Jane, or even this Jane—but rather the Jane that received the email from Bossy. Congratulations!
In other other news, Bossy is a little behind on some of the projects she’s been posting about since the beginning of summer—for instance her blog redesign and her <reader collage.
Additional random things that remain on Bossy’s To-Do list:
- Come up with book concept
- Pitch book concept
- Pitch back-up book concept when first pitch fails
- Forget book concept. Replace batteries in remote control
- Organize bedroom closet
- Organize bedroom bureau
- Set fire to bedroom closet and bureau
- Hire accountant to get finances in order
- Remedy the bounced check used to pay the accountant
- Hang from rafters
- Dust rafters prior to hanging
Glass Dragonfly saysAugust 18, 2008 at 9:52 am
Ahh…a tutorial I can actually follow…hmm, and a to-do list I can relate to!
MarathonMom saysAugust 18, 2008 at 10:00 am
Awesome! Sounds like you have everything under control getting the boy off to college! Well done.
Middle-Aged-Woman saysAugust 18, 2008 at 10:02 am
Husband does this with his corn. I thought it was due to a total lack of manual dexterity with a knife. And I will be happy to read whatever book Bossy ends up writing. Print THAT out and send it with the proposals!
Grandma J saysAugust 18, 2008 at 10:04 am
Reading your To Do List reminded me of my own litany of things to do this summer, which ends next week for me.
Does Bossy have to pay taxes on the use of the Saturns and Viking? Would it matter if Bossy hitchhiked across the country?
Dharmamama saysAugust 18, 2008 at 10:10 am
Reader collage! D’oh! I knew I kept forgetting something! Should have put it on my to-do list.
1) Make to-do list.
2) Send pic to Bossy.
Kate saysAugust 18, 2008 at 10:11 am
Do you have a printer friendly version of that recipe? ;oþ
RuthWells saysAugust 18, 2008 at 10:14 am
The To Do List seems designed for maximum distraction from things like boys going off to college……..
CDJ saysAugust 18, 2008 at 10:19 am
Brilliant! Why didn’t I think of that? My kid would love to do this when we have corn tonight!
Debby saysAugust 18, 2008 at 10:22 am
Summer to-do lists never get done. It’s a fact of life.
Plus, there’s something about a first day of school and the crispness of Fall to make you want to actually accomplish things. Just enjoy the last days of summer. With corn.
debra saysAugust 18, 2008 at 10:24 am
Great way to butter corn. I have a child that prefers the drop the corn on the stick of butter, roll it, and leave bits of corn, corn silk and melted butter method.
caren k saysAugust 18, 2008 at 10:25 am
I thought my husband was the only person on the planet that buttered corn this way………..good to know he isn’t alone!
Amy @ Taste Like Crazy saysAugust 18, 2008 at 10:27 am
You dust your rafters?
Deemarie saysAugust 18, 2008 at 10:28 am
This is how I was raised to butter corn, and the last person got to eat the ooey-gooey, butter-soaked bread. It wasn’t until Jr. High or so that I learned that others think this is ridiculous and actually manually spread the butter on the corn with the knife (how boring!) We also throw a little salt and pepper on the buttered bread too, just to take it one step lazier. 🙂
Emma saysAugust 18, 2008 at 10:35 am
My mother always melted a stick of butter. We then used a brush to paint the butter on the corn.
Momo Fali saysAugust 18, 2008 at 10:46 am
White bread AND corn? Dr. Atkins is rolling over in his grave.
Domestic Extraordinaire saysAugust 18, 2008 at 10:47 am
But Bossy you assume I know how to get corn and bread. Can you have a tutorial on how to procure those things on a Monday. Cuz I really want that corn.
jen saysAugust 18, 2008 at 10:48 am
I always find it is best to start my to do list with a manicure and pedicure. Even if that list contains things like scrubbing floors.
heart shaped hedges saysAugust 18, 2008 at 10:49 am
I love corn on the cob, cooked, raw, doesnt matter, it’s so delicious!
Cindy saysAugust 18, 2008 at 10:57 am
We have a much easier way. Just take the stick of butter. Roll down the wrapper, that’s going to be your handle, the rolled down wrapper, now just take the butter stick and rub it on the corn. Easy, slick, and not messy. Plus ya don’t have to butter bread, rebutter it, or have the butter soaking in to the bread. It goes right on the corn.
dlyn saysAugust 18, 2008 at 11:16 am
Mmmmmmmmmm – and then you get to eat a piece of bread just soaking in melted butter. Almost better than the corn. Great to-do list. Riley ate mine.
David saysAugust 18, 2008 at 11:17 am
You might want to reverse the order of the last two for ideal effectiveness.
So what do I do with the bread after I’ve buttered the corn? I mean you don’t expect me to actually eat it, right? Bread?
Little Miss Sunshine State saysAugust 18, 2008 at 11:18 am
Bossy’s bread looks like a map of FLORIDA, with the knife pointing to Orlando, which could be a possible path of Potential Hurricane Fay.
I have batteries,ice,water,bread and peanut butter. But, no corn on the cob. It wasn’t on the Official Hurricane Preparedness List.
Avitable saysAugust 18, 2008 at 11:23 am
I think your husband should reschedule his gig so that you guys can come down on November 1st.
Jami saysAugust 18, 2008 at 11:31 am
Hot dog buns work best for this approach to buttering corn. And then for holding said buttered corn while eating. And then for eating after eating said corn.
And jen, you are absolutely right! And if you do scrub floors afterward, well then you have to go BACK and get another manicure. And maybe even another pedicure if you were down on your hands and knees and bare feet doing the scrubbing.
Jenn @ Juggling Life saysAugust 18, 2008 at 11:38 am
We have a stick of butter we use just for corn. Just roll the hot corn around in the butter.
Maybe you should do a poll–who has actually accomplished what they put on their summer to-do list? The answer would make you feel much better about your list!
Tootsie Farklepants saysAugust 18, 2008 at 11:41 am
Tootsie is sorry but her mind went somewhere else during that tutorial. And by somewhere else she means: the gutter.
JoeInVegas saysAugust 18, 2008 at 11:48 am
OH – and Martha Stewart type food tips too. Well, Martha wouldn’t do that, she’d have a servant butter the corn, and probably chew it for her too, but you get the idea. Maybe Rachel Ray.
Lisa from Kentucky saysAugust 18, 2008 at 12:00 pm
Indeed a very clever way to butter an ear of corn. I am having some tonight for dinner so I think I will surprise my family with YOUR idea!
Julianne saysAugust 18, 2008 at 12:24 pm
That’s our corn-buttering method here in MI.
Also – don’t forget to put on clean underwear before hanging from the rafters. Wouldn’t want to embarrass Bossy’s mom!
MP saysAugust 18, 2008 at 12:24 pm
Boil corn…dump out water. Replace corn to warm pot. (pot..lol)
cut butter into little squares and place in warm pot w/ corn (i said pot again)…then shake it all around. Dump Salt in there while you are at it.
Use tongs to place on peoples plates cause it’s very buttery.
Camille saysAugust 18, 2008 at 12:32 pm
I need a book idea, too. Maybe a book on the many different ways to butter corn.
A Whole Lot of Nothing saysAugust 18, 2008 at 12:33 pm
smalltown mom saysAugust 18, 2008 at 12:38 pm
If the butter is cold and hard, we rub it directly on the corn, holding the end of the cube still in the paper wrapper. If it’s soft, we actually use a knife.
Cheri @ Blog This Mom! saysAugust 18, 2008 at 1:19 pm
I’m pretty sure Jane cheated. I’m not sure how Jane cheated, but I’m pretty sure she did. So just go ahead and send her prize to me.
Steph saysAugust 18, 2008 at 1:50 pm
Whew. Reading about buttering corn was about the only to-do I can handle today. Thanks for helping me knock that off my list!
p.j. saysAugust 18, 2008 at 2:00 pm
My to-do list is all about the stuff I am going to get done AFTER we deposit son at college on Sunday. Only 1 child in the house. Tons of extra time, right??
Oh, and I was raised to use bread as well. Mmmm…melted butter with salt and pepper soaked into the challah. Nothing better . . . after the freshly picked Jersey corn. Of course.
Melanie @ Mel, A Dramatic Mommy saysAugust 18, 2008 at 3:16 pm
Now I’m hungry. I bought little dishes shaped like ears of corn. We put the butter in there and log roll it. To Do List? Still haven’t made one.
that girl saysAugust 18, 2008 at 4:28 pm
throw corn aside. eat ice cream. the end.
Foolery saysAugust 18, 2008 at 4:29 pm
I’ll get RIGHT on those.
June saysAugust 18, 2008 at 5:54 pm
interesting way to butter corn…never would have thought of it on my own!
Chesapeake Bay Woman saysAugust 18, 2008 at 6:26 pm
Of the items on your list, the most critical is the remote control batteries.
I replaced mine this weekend and I am a whole new woman.
I highly recommend it for preserving one’s nerves and one’s hand (from beating the clicker mercilessly in the hopes that the battery is just loose when it isn’t).
missburrows saysAugust 18, 2008 at 7:52 pm
If you are going to have corn/butter/bread porn on your site, you really should warn us. I could have played along with you. *sigh*
CarolynOnline saysAugust 18, 2008 at 8:26 pm
Hmmm… dusting the rafters at that point seems like a waste of time to me.
Helena saysAugust 18, 2008 at 8:32 pm
That’s an awful lot of butter!
Still alone, not lonely saysAugust 18, 2008 at 9:32 pm
That is the way I was brought up to butter corn too. I’ve never seen anyone else do it like that besides my family. Do you eat your hamburger patty by sticking a fork in it and picking it up and eating all around the edge until it is gone too? If so we might be related. lol
Courtney saysAugust 18, 2008 at 9:47 pm
Now I can’t wait to eat corn on the cob because I NEVER THOUGHT OF THAT! I was always trying to get a little chunk of butter to slide where I wanted it to.
THIS is why I read blogs.
Nora Bee saysAugust 19, 2008 at 1:03 am
I can’t believe I’ve gone 35 years eating Pennsylvania corn and never heard of this.
Kelley saysAugust 19, 2008 at 4:30 am
Butter childs head. Grab ear of corn. Bash child around the head.
Exercise, stress reliever AND dinner.
sassy saysAugust 19, 2008 at 6:23 am
Silly me, all this time I’ve been sticking butter on my mouth and then slathering the corn ear with my tongue.
operagal saysAugust 19, 2008 at 7:50 am
I say forget the to-do list – I get *everything* (well almost) done on my mine, but I have NO FUN, and you have lots of fun…
Domestic Spaz saysAugust 19, 2008 at 2:17 pm
I’m with Tootsie. I’m glad I’m not the only one.
KellyS saysAugust 20, 2008 at 1:06 am
Maybe I have a dirty mind, but this seems nasty. Especially done as a group around the table — circle jerking the corn!
Kerri saysAugust 20, 2008 at 2:03 pm
I guess this makes it official: My family is the only one that uses one of these: http://www.amazon.com/Corn-cob-Butter-Spreader-Fox/dp/B000SQGSY8/ref=sr_1_22?ie=UTF8&s=kitchen&qid=1219255317&sr=1-22
I recently hosted a dinner where I served corn on the cob and had two of these on the table. I might as well have sprouted a second head. I thought everyone buttered their corn this way, but I guess not!
rb saysAugust 20, 2008 at 6:21 pm
When I was growing up we rolled the corn right on the stick of butter. That’s how you knew it was corn season – the indentation in the top of the butter stick.