Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Opus 2012-166, Firsts: Easy Corn on the Cob

Summer is usually a time of learning new things.  The dignified reason is that I have more time to read and think.  The more realistic cause is that I spend more time with my children and am forced to grow or be left behind.

Some lessons are amazing in their simplicity.  One of the things we all learned this summer was a quick, easy way to fix and enjoy corn on the cob.  Maybe you have know it all your life and have kept the secret.  It was new to us.  My son found this one on You Tube.  It works.  You can go to You Tube and search for Microwave Corn on the Cob.  You come up with many hits.  Some are much longer than others.  I am not sure which one he watched, take your pick.  Here is one that seems to take even less time.  The only preparations are to buy the corn, have a microwave and pay your electric bill.

It goes like this.  When my son and I were fixing dinner we decided to have some corn on the cob.  We decided to have one ear apiece.  That worked since I only had two left.  I took the corn out of the refrigerator and, without removing the shucks, put them on a plate in the microwave.  I set the timer for eight minutes, punched the button and went about other preparations for dinner.  You time it at four minutes per ear.  For those who need calculators it works this way.  2 x 4 = 8.

When the beeper sounds you remove the ears.  Get a sharp knife and cut off the end that was attached to the corn stalk.  You will need to practice this part to find the right place to cut.  You will lose a few kernels of corn off the end but the convenience is worth it.  I feel for the place where the corn swells out to its fullest and cut there.  You then pick up the corn and start squeezing from the end with the silk sticking out.  If you cut in the right place the ear will slide out with no silks attached and you are ready to enjoy.  Watch the video.  See it done.  Try it.

It is awesome.  It works.


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