Corn

Good morning! 

Corn (maize) is a grain founded in Mexico over 10,000 years ago. It’s also a town found in western Oklahoma. 

Domestically we grow about 1% of our corn crops as sweet corn, the kind we eat And there’s certainly no shortage of it this time of year. 

It’s kind of like Forrest Gump and shrimp, there are so many ways to enjoy it. Boiled corn on the cob, grilled corn on the cob, mexican corn on the cob (Elote), cream corn, corn casserole, scalloped corn, hot corn dip, cold corn dip, corn salad, corn chowder, popcorn, corn tortilla, corn chip, cornmeal mush, polenta, cornbread. The list goes on. My favorite is Elote! 

We fuel our bodies with it as well as our gas tanks.  The remaining 99% of domestic corn is called field corn and is used to make an abundance of things including ethanol for fuel and high fructose corn syrup for sweetening.

 Corn has been around this new world since the Indians introduced it to the Pilgrims. It was an early form of currency used for trading. Corn dates back to biblical times in Genesis. 

However you choose to use this starchy fruit that is treated as a vegetable,  know it is the most important food crop on the planet. Corn is the most produced grain in our country. It accounts for about 90% of all the grain that we grow. 

Corny as it may sound, corn is the only living plant we eat with ears. 🙂  Let’s all use corn to fuel our bodies and maybe even our cars. And let’s use OUR ears to listen. To fuel our bodies with good sounds. Good words. Like CORN!!! Sounds good to me! ♡ Let’s eat!

Then Joseph commanded to fill their sacks with corn, and to restore every man’s money into his sack, and to give them provision for the way: and thus did he unto them.                                      Genesis 42:25

Love and laughter, 

Sandy

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