Iowa in late July: heat, humidity, and sweetcorn!
(Most years, anyway.)
Last night the girls were properly educated from our resident farmer-in-chief on how to find the absolute best meal of the season right in our own backyards.
Step One: Locate the goods.
Make sure it’s ready!
Step Two: Once you’ve found your prize, grasp firmly and quickly pull the ear downwards until it snaps off.
Step Three: Safely secure your loot for transport back to the kitchen for cleaning.
Step Four: Eat!
Hopefully after cooking it, of course.
(Insider tip: steam your corn. Don’t boil it, ever.)
I feel like Missy and I have just reached another parental milestone and fulfilled some sort of Iowa farm girl rite of passage.
And you know what? I couldn’t be happier about it.