Friday, June 1, 2012

Cooler Corn and Giveaway Winner!

If you know me personally (and some of the rest of you may have even figured this out by reading my online ramblings,) you are no doubt already aware that I'm just. not. right. I mean, I'm harmless and never, ever malicious in thought, word or deed, but I'm just. not. right. I don't think or reason in the same way that most people consider "normal." Things happen in my head that don't happen in others' heads. Ideas that pop into my brain without warning and cause me to imagine that I'm borderline brilliant either turn out to be an epic failure in engineering or an exercise in sheer stupidity (imagine if you will my fourth grade notion that I thought was borderline brilliant: desks with wheels that students could pedal home from school and back. No more forgetting homework! Or my fifth grade masterpiece which was waaaaay more ingenious: Textbooks with removable pages so you wouldn't have to take the whole book home with you! Surely everyone was as conscientious as I was and would never, ever lose a page or forget to bring it back the next day and replace it neatly back into the book.) Do I even dare tell you my suggestion to Sister Elizabeth that if she'd allow me to shorten her hemlines, I could effectively assure her that the boys would pay more attention to her teaching and thusly, she could then effectively ensure me an "A+" in her class for giving her such an advantage! Some day I'd like to interview all of my past teachers and find out just how many of them retired or found their way to the insane asylum once they passed me on to the next grade. Did I even legitimately graduate, I wonder?

Anyway, this morning when I considered an idea of cooking corn in a cooler, I thought I was really onto something that was going to change the world of vegetables forever. The only thing that could possibly top this would be world peas, but even I haven't been able to wrap my head around that one.


So this is cooler corn folks. Shucked corn is placed into a cooler and then boiling water is poured over the corn. After closing the lid and allowing the corn to "cook" for 30 minutes, you'll allegedly have perfectly cooked corn. I KNOW!! Pure. Unadulterated. Genius. I had already begun working on my Pulitzer Prize-winning "Thanks Yo" speech when I thought I'd Google this brain-jarring idea to see if anyone else could have even remotely come close to my Einsteinian thought. As it turns out, this idea has been out there for YEARS and it's already been scrutinized by Snopes.com (which is where I got the photo, btw.) Evidently cooking in plastic coolers is linked to those dreaded BPAs. Or was it STDs. Better check out the article because you'd hate to getcher cancers mixed up withyer cooties.

On to the winner of the plastic wrap (seeeeeee... there WAS a segue: plastic!) The winner chosen by random.org was #41.

Anonymous said...

I'm going with sunflowers...like my mamma always said first thing in the morning...wake up my little sunflower..its time to go brighten up someones day....now u think about what I just said..lol.....Kit-en-kabootdle.

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8 comments:

your favorite nephew, Pat said...

Cooler corn ranks up there with dishwasher poached salmon.

Pam said...

There are no new ideas.

Leslie said...

So I have to try this cooler corn thing! I 'll smoke a cigarette after I will eat it anyway. Have a great weekend. Congrats to the winner.

The Mom Chef said...

You need to tell the three previous commenters that it's not right to try and upstage the writer. They're all too funny.

I'm glad you checked into the cooler corn. I'd have tried it otherwise. It would have been a picnic party coup.

Congrats to the winner of the plastic wrap stuff.

Ok, I had to redo my friggen captcha 3 times. I hate these things.

Kat said...

Mags, I love your style. I too often wondered if my graduation from high school was legit!!!!
I recently watched a video of an older man cooking his corn in the micro wave for 5 min. with the shucks and silk on and then walla, totally cooked corn and the silks (allegedly) come off easy peasy.

Julia Karr said...

Actually - corn microwaved with the husks on is fabulous! And the silks do come off all together. The only thing you have to watch for is when husking the ear, it can get pretty hot!

stephchows said...

OMG.. telling a nun to shorten her hemline = priceless :)

Katie Ann said...

That is brilliant! I have never even heard of this! I have a really large family, so I'll have to tuck this away in the books. Thanks for sharing!

Take care!
Katie