Grind Your Own Cornmeal

by GettingFreedom on November 12, 2009

During the winter months we end up using a fair amount of cornmeal. We love Buttery Homeamde Cornbread served with piping hot soups. Like most families, soups are a plenty when the cold weather hits. Cornmeal is also a must for giggin’ season. My husband makes his own fish breading, and cornmeal is the main ingredient. With cornmeal being in high demand, there are plenty of times I would go to grab some out of the cabinet and I wouldn’t have quite the amount I needed.

The Cornmeal Shortage is over.

Since deciding last year to not replace our broken microwave, we’ve kept regular popcorn on hand for our weekly Pizza/Popcorn/Movie night. You know, the kind that has to be popped on the stove? :) Did you know the same stuff you “pop” and slather in butter can be ground into cornmeal?

How handy!

 

Storing large amounts of popcorn kernels is a lot easier than trying to keep cornmeal fresh and bug free. Now when we need cornmeal for a recipe, I grab the popcorn and grind my own cornmeal. You can do yellow cornmeal, or even white; depending on the type of popcorn you have. I use my NutriMill, which is the same thing I use for grinding my spelt wheat. I buy the popcorn kernels in bulk from the discount grocer, which makes my savings even greater.
You can’t beat the savings or the freshness!

This post is part of Frugal Friday.Link
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Lynn November 13, 2009 at 3:28 am

I need to try this. How does it compare in cooking to store cornmeal? Is it better?

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Miriam November 13, 2009 at 1:22 pm

Meat grinder… cornmeal grinder… what are you going to make me want next? You're causing me to break the commandment about "do not want what your [bloggy friend] has."

Your cornmeal is very pretty!

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Stephanie November 13, 2009 at 2:42 pm

Phoebe Your a genius! I had no idea that you could do that! I am amazed. And you use it just as you would regular cornmeal or do you have to adjust measurements in recipes?

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Cara November 13, 2009 at 2:44 pm

I agree about popcorn being easier to store than cornmeal! I want to get one of those fun hand grinders for the kids.

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Hannah November 13, 2009 at 8:35 pm

Oooh, I just learned something new! I had no idea you could grind popcorn to make cornmeal. Thanks for sharing!

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Lisa P@www.isitmondayalready.com November 13, 2009 at 8:51 pm

wow I had no idea you could do this!

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Miranda November 14, 2009 at 2:44 pm

Great idea!

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