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I got the impression that our Mr Day has been enjoying corn-on-the-cob that has been in our markets late spring. So I am going to pass on to him and dag readers a wonderful brush on butter that can add a little zest to corn. There are many ways that this butter can be spiced up to your personal taste. It is just a matter of looking in the spice cupboard at your favorite spices that you have on hand. It also gives new life to frozen corn-on-the-cob.
Butter is a cooking term for a condiment that you apply with a knife or brush. We all have eaten apple butter at one time in our lives on a piece of bread. It is made from apple skins.
I microwave an ear sometimes as a snack late at night when I am sewing. I try to stay away from the cookies and cakes I make for the grand kids. To microwave corn you place an ear on a piece of wax paper large enough to wrap around it and twist the ends shut. But before you wrap it, slather or brush on some butter and seasonings. I don't use plastic wrap because some of them melt around corn. My microwave is an inexpensive one, so it is only 800 watts. It takes about 3 to 4 minutes on high to cook a fresh ear. So it takes less time in a higher watt microwave.
This butter can be made ahead of time and stored in a small container. I keep a little jar of this butter in the refrigerator to use even on cut frozen and canned corn when I serve it. I double or triple the recipe so I don't have to make it as often. If you are on a fat free diet or have to watch your salt intake this is a good addition to your menu.
Honey Mustard Butter
1 tablespoon low fat margarine or margarine softened
2 tablespoons of mustard any kind you like
1 tablespoon of honey
1/2 teaspoon of dried parsley flakes
Mix in a small bowl. Warm it a little to brush on ears.
TIP...I save jars sometimes to store food and left overs in. If I get a large pickle jar that will hold cornmeal or other things I wash and use it. I also take soup to neighbors that I know don't eat well in jars that are large enough to hold a couple of servings. I don't have to worry about getting them back. With all the coverage lately in the media about chemicals leaching into our foods from plastics, it might be better for you to store in glass.