Okay, okay, okay…I might be a few hundred thousand short of a million cucumbers, but I did have over 21 pounds of them!
A woman I know was selling 20+ pound bags of cucumbers for…wait for it…$5! Yep, you read that correct. 20 pounds of cucumbers for only FIVE DOLLARS.
How could I turn that down?!
As soon as she contacted me about the cucumbers, I knew pickle making was in my (very) near future.
Now, I haven’t met a pickle I didn’t like. I love the tangy/sour ones that hurt the inside of your cheek. I love the cold, crisp, crunchy ones. I like sweet. I like little, I like chips and spears and dill and spicy ones. I just like pickles.
However, Fat Daddy and Little Man prefer the Bread & Butter style. I called up my mom, got her trusty recipe and began creating.
I made 12 pints of bread & butter style pickles and three of them I added a serrano pepper to make them have a little kick!
I also made 5 quarts and 2 pints of kosher dill. And I decided to try something a little new with the dill variety: I added carrot chips. I’ve had pickled carrots before so I’m anxious to see how they turn out!
I had all my pickles made (brine made, jars sanitized and jars processed) before 10am yesterday. I was tired but in the end the result is so incredibly worth it.
Now if only I could find a way to earn a living by canning.
Have a great day!