Thursday, September 23, 2010

Parable of the Popcorn and Harvest Moon

Last year I posted about these magic cobs of corn.  These are so much fun, that I decided to post again!   Would you guess that this little cob of corn yields about 6 cups of popped corn?  It does and it's cool and it's good.  We get these cobs at a local Farmer's Market.

First you place the cob in a brown, paper lunch bag.  Fold the bag over on top and secure with a piece of tape.

Place in microwave and push the popcorn setting, or pop on high until popping slows down.  Make sure you have a turn table in your microwave.  It helps evenly distribute the heat.

The bag was so full of popcorn that I couldn't pull the cob out without tearing down the side of the bag.

Add butter and salt and enjoy!

It's fun to see the cob after the popping. 
It reminds me of the parable of the popcorn.  I don't know who wrote it but it's good for a lesson on service.

Parable of the Popcorn
Behold at the time of the harvest, the ears of corn did bring forth
kernels which we dried and prepared for the popper's hand.
And then it was that the popper did take the kernels, all of which
appeared alike unto him, and did apply the oil and the heat.
And it came to pass that when the heat was on, some did explode with
promise and did magnify themselves an hundred fold, and some did burst
forth with whiteness which did both gladden the eye and satisfy the taste
of the popper. And likewise, some others did pop, but not too much.
But lo, there were some that did just lie there and even though the
popper's heat was alike unto all, they did bask in the warmth of the oil
and kept everything they had for themselves. And so it came to pass that those which had given of themselves did bring
joy and delight to many munchers, but those which kept of the warmth and
did not burst forth were fit only to be cast out into the pail and thought
of with hardness and disgust.
And thus we see that in the beginning all appear alike, but when the heat
is on, some come forth and give their all, while others fail to pop and
become as chaff to be discarded and forgotten.

Speaking of harvest, did you notice the Harvest Moon last night?
The harvest moon is the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox.  Last night the full moon arrived just 5 hours after the autumnal equinox.  It will be years before it happens this close to autumn again.

Just dropped the hubs off at the airport so he can fly to Denver and pick up his old flame, Bessie! 


Barbaloot said...

I never realized you could pop corn off the cob like that! What a cool trick. I'll have to show my nieces and nephews---they'll love it!

Garden of Egan said...

Cute parable.

I'm concerned about the Bessie thing though. Is she gonna stay with you.

Kristina P. said...

Oh, I remember when you posted this, but forgot! I am definitely getting some of these this year.

gigi said...

Yes!!! You know how much I LOVE that popcorn and thanks again for sending me some and your wonderful walnuts!

That full moon was amazing last night!

Is Bessie and car???

LKP said...


Yvonne said...

I love the Parable

I wish I had seen the full moon--I love a Harvest Moon.

Hmmm, Bessie???

LKP said...

i just KNEW from glancing at the title in my blog reader that i was gonna love this post! and give it a gold star. and put it in my favorites so i can refer to it many many times.
you rock!

Cherie said...

That is really cool about the corn. My kids will love that - I didn't even know you could pop popcorn that way. I am so excited can you tell :-D
The Harvest Moon is beautiful. It was BIG and ORANGE here tonight and just lovely.
I adore FALL!

Tracy said...

I too love this parable, I've used it many times. I've always attached a bag of microwave popcorn to it with a tag that reads: "Popcorn is a kernel that Magnified it's calling!"

It would be great to have access to those special cobs of popping corn for this purpose!!

Thanks for sharing!!

Don't forget to keep us posted on Bessie!! I'm anxious to hear the rest of the story!

Camille said...

How fitting that the Harvest Moon appears days after the Harvest Moon Hurrah!
And I'm so excited to see Bessie! Will she be at the party this weekend??

Kerin said...

Great story ! I haven't heard that one yet. I guess, I've been living in a cave :)
Loved that Harvest Moon. I went outside and looked at it at 3:45 am.
Made my day!!
Have a great weekend!
I'll stay tuned to hear all about Bessie too.

Hubby said...

Very clever of you to close with the Bessie cliff-hanger. You're becoming quite a screen-writer.

Gypsy Heart said...

What a great way of popping corn! I've never heard of this and just love it. Love the Parable too ~ so very true.

Now............what about Bessie? :)

I honestly thought I was already following you but did not see 'me' so I logged on again. Hope this one sticks!

Have a blessed weekend ~

Natalie said...

I too loved the parable. It is great.
Where do you get this corn and what exactly is it called?
Thanks for your nice comments on my blog. I have really appreciated them a lot.
I'll be in your neck of the woods very soon. Hope we can meet up one day.

Teachinfourth said...

So, there's a lesson along with the cobs of corn…

Connie, thanks so much for the gift of the corn waiting to be popped - as well as the other 'goodies' you brought over.

Thou art awesome.

wendy said...

Is that true??? you can do that?? REALLY

I'll be danged, I'm gonna try

Anonymous said...

What a great post. I heard about the harvest moon, but couldn't get a good pic to save my life!

Love the idea of popping the corn on the cob! Who knew???!

Valerie said...

I loved the moon too! Inigo kept point it out every day... pretty observant for an 8 year old.

I would love to find popcorn on a cob! How fun!