Looking for an activity the whole family can enjoy this summer. Not your usual summer craft, but a great idea for a rainy day. Who doesn’t love pickles, and you can make your own in 24 hours. Make it a family assembly line, there’s a job for everyone in the process. My daughters used to do this with Grandma when they were just kids. Being nostalgic the other day, my daughter and I got out the old recipe and whipped up a batch. We went through them quite quickly. So we made more, everyone is always so amazed that they are home made. We’ve been giving them away to friends, only problem with that is we don’t always get our jars back, hmmm how do we solve this problem. Got it…a stand up barrier zipper pouch, fill the bags and zip them up, since they aren’t for retail no real need to heat seal them. I’m giving you the recipe and I hope you will start your own family memories.
24 Hour Pickles makes 3 Quarts or 6 Pints about 8-10 cucumbers peeled
1 cup white vinegar
5 cups water
1 Tablespoon sugar
1/3 cup kosher salt
Bring all of the above to rolling boil. Then set aside and cool completely.
Fill Jars with cucumber spears or slices.
In each jar put: 5 to 6 heads of fresh dill
2-3 cloves of garlic sliced
Cover spears with cooled brine and put in refrigerator for 24 hours.
Must be kept refrigerated.