Sauteed Corn with Fresh Thyme

When I started this produce box gig, I quickly realized that Wednesday (delivery day) is the day that I have to process everything. Whatever can be frozen gets cooked and/or packaged for freezing that day. We don’t want no blackened basil around here.

I also realized what my grandmothers before me had realized: stockpiling nature’s bounty in the freezer will pay off big dividends later.

Sure, we could all the corn in one week — until it started coming out our ears. Or I could blanch the ears, cut the kernels off the cob, and serve the corn later when corn wasn’t in season.

It’s the same thing I do when I stockpile canned and dry goods that go on sale.

So, we’ve got this stash of corn in the freezer and along comes a bundle of fresh thyme. I’ve been waiting for this moment. Thyme is one of my go-to herbs in the spice cupboard. I go through bottles of it every year. And here it is, fresh!

Time to bust out some corn from my frozen treasure trove.

This is a perfect side dish for upcoming holiday meals. Not only does it use frozen corn, easily available and usually quite sweet, but it also comes together in a flash. You con’t have to have fresh thyme, but I think it makes a great asset to the dish.

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  1. Thank you for hosting! I shared my challah recipe this week. I’ve had so many issues in the past making it, but I finally found just the right one.

  2. Thanks for hosting! Enjoy your week!
    ~Liz

  3. Thanks for hosting! I linked up with some Hoisin BBQ Sauce. It’s good on just about anything!

  4. Yes, I also love having summer’s produce in the freezer. Particularly corn,tomatoes, and peppers. Thanks for hosting!

  5. Yum! I love thyme but don’t use it nearly enough. Never thought to pair it with corn but it sounds delicious! Definitely going to have to give it a try. Thanks for hosting. Linking up with a Tuscan Chicken Stew this week.

  6. I posted my Old Pumpkin Bread today! Thanks for hosting1

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