One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Pickle Party!

We grilled burgers and had a pickle party to taste all 3 different pickles I canned.  We also have Fridge Pickles in the fridge.  We all know what those taste like, so we popped the tops of 3 cans.  Although, I did tell the family the pickles should really sit for a week, so the spices can do their work.  we opened them anyway.

There really wasn't a bad winner today.  The favorite was the 3-day pickle recipe, followed by the Super Easy Dill Pickles.  The bread & butter recipe from the Blue ball book, came in last - best for eating on burgers etc.  The others were terrific by themselves.

We each put several pickles on our burgers and chomped away.  This was a huge step forward for me.  Last year, I only made Fridge pickles, and didn't have enough to try canning them.  

Another step forward for us, was making relish.  We loved the sweat relish and the zucchini relish I canned.  The Zucchini was a big hit with the pepper flavor in it.  In fact we are going to make more.  

1 comment:

Candy C. said...

How fun to have a pickle party! :)