Thursday, July 16, 2015
For Thursday, July 16th, 2015
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
THURSDAY, JULY 16TH, 2015
69 DAYS UNTIL FALL
Sunrise: 6:09 am
Sunset: 9:01 pm
Life is a Special Occasion!
Today is Corn Fritters Day. It's a celebration of comfort food and simple cooking. With some corn, egg, flour, milk, and melted butter, anyone can throw together a batch of these side dish favorites. With some creativity, you can add your own favorite ingredients to spice them up or create your very own tasty corn fritter .
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
I wasn't born on a farm, but I got here as fast as I could!
I do get out in the country when I can. I visit the farmers road side stands. This time of year there is plenty of corn to be had and many of us look for different ways to use it up while we have plenty of it and making some corn fritters is an easy way to do it.
I looked to see if I could find a recipe for some different variation on the basic corn fritter and this is what I found.
3/4 cups All purpose Flour
1 Tablespoon Sugar
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
2 whole Eggs
1/2 cup Milk, More To Thin If Necessary
1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
1/2 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
4 cups Corn Kernels: Fresh, Frozen, Or Canned
3 teaspoons Chopped Fresh Chives
Canola Oil, For Frying
Powdered Sugar, optional
Maple Syrup optional
Mix flour, sugar, and baking powder. Add eggs, milk, salt, and cayenne pepper. Stir together to make a batter. Add corn and chives to batter. Fold together to combine.
Heat canola oil to 365 degrees. When oil is heated, drop spoonfuls of batter and cook, flipping to the other side, until golden brown. Drain on a towellined plate. Serve alone, with dipping sauces, or sprinkled with powdered sugar or drizzled with maple syrup.
I also found this recipe for baked corn fritters.
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 small onion, peeled and diced
1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
1 can, 15 oz., corn kernels, drained
1/2 cup milk
2 tbsp. chopped scallions or chives
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup all purpose flour
salt and pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add 1 tbsp. of oil with the chopped onion and garlic to a pan. Saute on medium low heat for a few minutes, until the onions are soft. Add corn. Remove from heat to cool.
In a bowl whisk together the milk, egg, chives, and cheese. Add cooled corn mixture to the bowl with the milk mixture. Then mix in the cornmeal, flour, salt, and pepper.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread 1 tbsp. olive oil over the surface. Form the batter into flat, circular patties and lay them on the prepared baking sheet. Bake 20 minutes then flip them over and bake an additional 20 minutes, until a light golden brown. Serve warm as a delicious side dish. Makes approximately 8 fritters
Here in Ohio we do have a lot of corn fields and that is what the pictures are of today. I love taking a ride in the country.
I hope you all have a GREAT day ! Happy Thursday !
COUNTING MY GIFTS
The glory of the farmer is that, in the division of labors, it is his part to create. All trade rests at last on his primitive activity. He stands close to Nature; he obtains from the earth the bread and the meat. The food which was not, he causes to be.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
2949. for fritters, any way you make them, they are good
2950. for an abundance of fresh veggies this time of year
2951. for our farmers, who make it all possible
Enter into His courts with thanksgiving — and in His presence is fullness of Joy!
PRAYER FOR OUR TROOPS
Please pray for God's protection of
our troops and HIS wisdom for their
Almighty and eternal God,
Protect our military
as they discharge their duties
with the shield of your strength,
may the power of your love
enable them to return home in safety
that with all who love them
they may ever praise you for your loving care.
AND bless our Police Officers, Firefighters
and Paramedics and EMT’s
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL !
ADVICE FOR TODAY
Like farmers we need to learn that we cannot sow and reap the same day.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…