First, if you don't know the significance of those five little kernels of corn, it's important that you do. During the second winter, the Pilgrims' food supplies were so low that it is said that they survived on merely five little kernels of corn a day. For us, it really puts into perspective how blessed we are and the bounty of our home's table.
So, the biggest question? What do you do with the five kernels of corn?
Answer: We leave them on the plate. (Of course we use edible sweet corn, not popping corn! :)
We serve our meal on top of those five little kernels. As we eat our meal, you will find one from time to time. It is yet another reminder throughout your meal of the many blessings you and your family have received throughout the year.