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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Thursday Things....and Do You Want to Work With Me?

I'm picking up fresh Iowa sweet corn today from a local farmer and friend.  I cannot wait! We'll eat some, but most will be frozen using this method.  If you've never had fresh sweet corn from the Midwest you are missing out.  It is one of our little treasures here in the Heartland.

I plan on using it later for just plain eating, in dips, in soups come this fall and probably some casseroles. Biting into those sweet kernels later this year will through me back to summer almost immediately.  I cannot wait.

The kids and I are headed to my parent's house this weekend for our annual big summer family get-together. Its a lot of fun!  Since 4 out of the 5 members of my immediate family have summer birthdays we are also celebrating with this cake.  I think.  My brother texted me asking what I wanted and I told him our family's Classic Coconut Cake.

I hope my mom delivers.

If you haven't made this - or heard about it - its due time that you get with it!  It looks tricky but it isn't.  The only requirement is that it HAS to be refrigerated for 3 days prior to eating. 

That is the hard part.

My tomatoes are coming in!  I get nervous and excited all at the same time when this happens.  Excited because I get to make a ton of delicious things with them - salsa, spaghetti sauce, etc.  But nervous because I have to make a ton of things with them - salsa, spaghetti sauce, etc.  Get my drift?  My kitchen gets a little busy.

But tonight, I'm creating a French Bread Garlic Caprese Bread.  I cannot wait to show you tomorrow!

Don't these Strawberry Lemonade Cookies look fabulous?  I might have to make some for vacation later next week.  I'm pretty sure they would be a hit.

By the way, after asking you all on Facebook yesterday about what to prep and  make ahead for vacation, I've got some great ideas!  Everything from pancakes and muffins for breakfast to walking tacos for lunch and even sloppy joes in the crock pot for easy dinners.  I'm making my list!


And lastly, I just want to throw this out there.

Over the years I've had various companies contact me either wanting me to help promote their product or working with them in various ways.  And yes, I love doing this!  As long as I believe in your product or think I may believe in your product I'm willing to try it out.

Other ideas of how I can work with you: recipe development, taste tester, contest judge, freelance writer, the list goes on and on.  So if you are reading and want your product or brand to reach thousands a day, I'm the girl for you!

Alright, business is done!

Would you like to comment?

  1. Our family cuts it off the cob, then blanches and freezes. :D I am doing this today. I bought some from a local farmer. My father in law also grows sweet corn but he got his in late and not sure how it will work out this year.

  2. Yes, this is my project tonight as well! I'm going to do the quick blanche and then freeze. I love stocking my freezer:)

  3. Steph@Been There Baked ThatJuly 25, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    I'm doing the same with the corn this weekend, I've already got a little bit in the freezer from last weekend but we definitely need more to last us through winter.

  4. It's the best, no doubt!

  5. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)July 27, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    Mmmm, corn! I've never had enough to freeze!

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