Helpful Cooking Hints
Having a big get-together and need to cook a large amount of corn on the cob? No fear when you do it this way:
1) Shuck corn and place in clean cooler
2) Pour boiling water over the top of the corn (about 2 qt. per dozen); close the lid and let sit for about 30 minutes.
3) Drain cooler and keep lid closed. The corn will stay warm with a just-right texture for about 2 hours.
When making side dishes like mac n’ cheese or stuffing try this: Bake them in jumbo muffin tins. Pop them out and freeze. They are the perfect single serving size.
When cooking for a summer get-together; keep the menu simple. Guests are coming for a gourmet meal. Four or five homemade items should be the max. Fill in with items like chips, veggies and dip and even store bought deli salads if needed. Think ahead. Rely on foods that can be made ahead of time or cooked and then reheated.