Tuesday, June 6, 2017

SWEET PICKLES AND MY DAUGHTER'S ENGAGEMENT

Hello TLB friends,

I hope life has been well with all of you, and I'm so glad you are back for a visit today! Things have been pretty busy around our house. As many of you know hubby and I have three daughters. Recently our middle daughter became engaged to a wonderful man. They set their date in November, and it will be in Charleston, SC. Of course I had to include a photo of the happy couple.........


H.B. & N.P.
A few weeks ago hubby and I met up with our daughter, her finance, and his parents in Charleston for a preliminary peek. The weekend passed quite quickly. We enjoyed some of the sights of Charleston, browsed the wedding venue and hotels and cruised the Charleston harbor. It was a wonderful way for our children to share their decision of why "Charleston" was the perfect city for them to be married in.

While I was chatting with my daughter's "mother-in-law to be," we somehow,(and I can't really remember how), got on the subject of pickles. She mentioned to me that she had this great recipe that her family loved for sweet pickles and how easy it was. She said that it all starts with "dill pickles!"

My mother used to make delicious Sweet Chunk Pickles in a crock when I was a child and then for my children. My daughters' always loved them, so when NP's Mom mentioned this recipe, I jumped at the chance to get a hold of it to make them for my family.




RP's RECIPE FOR EASY SWEET PICKLES

1 jar Mount Olive Kosher Dill Pickles
(size 46 0z.)
Drain the pickles and wash and dry the jar
Slice the pickles into circles--I did chunky slices just like my Mom did.

DO NOT WASH THE PICKLES.

Syrup

2 3/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp. pickling spices
3/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
3/4 cup water

Bring all of the above to a boil and cook for 15 minutes.

Pour the syrup over the pickles in the jar, and when cool store in refrigerator.

Let them set for 2 weeks or longer. The longer they set the better they taste!





With picnic season approaching for many of us, RP's pickles are sure to become my family favorite and my guess is, yours too! Give them a try!

Thanks so much RP for sharing your family pickle recipe with me and all of our TLB friends!




Have a sweet week friends!

Kathleen