Friends, the official grilling season begins this weekend! Corn on the cob is a popular addition to a cookout. There are several different methods to grill corn. Find corn on sale at Meijer for $.19 an ear at Kroger, Marc's, Walmart and Carnival Foods. Meijer has it for $.16 and ear. Valu King is celebrating Memorial Day with corn on sale 12 ears for $2.00. Here are a few methods. Decide which way works best for you.

*Husk On Option - Carefully peel back the husk with out removing it. Remove the silk and fold the husk back. Tie the husks in place with kitchen twine. Soak in a bucket of cold water for 1 to 3 hours before putting on the grill. Place the corn over medium hot coals and turn frequently for 15 to 30 minutes. The husks should be charred but not burnt. If you like you can butter and salt the corn just before putting it on the grill.

*Husk On (Option 2) - Using scissors trim the excess silk from the end of the corn. Soak in cold water for a minimum of 1 hour. Before placing on grill shake to remove excess water. Place over medium heat and grill for about 15 to 30 minutes turning frequently. Once cooked pull back husk and remove any remaining silk. It will be very hot so wear an insulated oven mitt or heat resistant gloves. (The inexpensive yellow latex kitchen gloves should do.)

Friends, the official grilling season begins this weekend! Corn on the cob is a popular addition to a cookout. There are several different methods to grill corn. Find corn on sale at Meijer for $.19 an ear at Kroger, Marc's, Walmart and Carnival Foods. Meijer has it for $.16 and ear. Valu King is celebrating Memorial Day with corn on sale 12 ears for $2.00. Here are a few methods. Decide which way works best for you.

*Husk On Option - Carefully peel back the husk with out removing it. Remove the silk and fold the husk back. Tie the husks in place with kitchen twine. Soak in a bucket of cold water for 1 to 3 hours before putting on the grill. Place the corn over medium hot coals and turn frequently for 15 to 30 minutes. The husks should be charred but not burnt. If you like you can butter and salt the corn just before putting it on the grill.

*Husk On (Option 2) - Using scissors trim the excess silk from the end of the corn. Soak in cold water for a minimum of 1 hour. Before placing on grill shake to remove excess water. Place over medium heat and grill for about 15 to 30 minutes turning frequently. Once cooked pull back husk and remove any remaining silk. It will be very hot so wear an insulated oven mitt or heat resistant gloves. (The inexpensive yellow latex kitchen gloves should do.)

*Husk Off In Foil - Brush each husked piece of corn with butter and then wrap in foil. Pierce the foil to allow excess steam to escape while grilling. Grill over medium heat for 15 to 30 minutes turning frequently.

*Husk Off - Place husked corn over medium heat. Brush with butter and turn frequently. Corn is done when the kernels have turned golden brown, 6 to 12 minutes. Grilling time is going to vary from grill to grill so check the corn often to make sure it is not burnt. Keep turning the corn every few minutes to ensure all sides of the corn are evenly cooked.

Grilling with the husk on can be a bit messy. I have tried it using all of the above cooking methods. The nice thing about grilling it with the foil on method is it keeps the corn warm as people fill their plates. The object is to get a nice roasted flavor without over cooking it. If you have a favorite method for roasting corn I would love for you to share it under comments. For now happy grilling!

Laurie, The Bag Lady Sunny 95's Savvy Shopper