Why Corn On The Cob Reminds Us Of Our Childhood
Friday, June 11th is "National Corn on the Cob Day." Corn on the cob is also known as "corn-stick" or "sweet pole" but I call it "Amazingly Awesome." So when I say "corn on the cob" what comes to your mind? For me, corn on the cob brings back three great memories.
Corn On The Cob Memories
1) I remember as a child, almost every year we would go to Canada for a vacation with some friends of ours. Every day, we would walk to a roadside stand and buy a baker's dozen (13) ears of corn to have for supper that night. YUMMY!
2) Corn on the cob also reminds me of the Harford Fair. I'm so glad that it's coming back, August 16th through August 21st, after being canceled last year because of the pandemic. One of my first stops is at the roasted corn on the cob stand by the grandstand. Okay, it's also my last stop before I leave because I need something to eat as I walk back to the car.
3) Finally, when I think of corn on the cob, I think of my sister, Michelle. When we were growing up, I was the kind, older brother that cared about her health. So I let her know that the ends of the corn were no good and because I cared for her so much, I offered to eat the ends for her.
She could even detect the ends in a can of corn and would put them on the side of her plate and save them for me. It's a wonder that she still talks to me. I LOVE YOU MICHELLE!
So any spring or summer day is a great day to celebrate this sweet tasing treat. Whether you like it on the cob (like me) or as kettle corn (like my daughter, Tara), corn is the icing on the cake. Ok, not literally but I wonder how that would taste.
What memories does corn on the cob bring back to you? If you're looking for some easy corn recipes, check out the gallery below.