Friday, August 26, 2011
A Cucumber Bonanza Update
My husband told me he was bringing some cucumbers home from a friend's house since they had already put up 24 quarts of pickles, which would cover their needs until next year. Little did I know that I would find 70 lbs of cucumbers when I pulled into the garage!
WOO HOO! A Cucumber Bonanza !!!!!!
Tomorrow he plans to start chopping cucumbers and preparing the jars while I am off to work. He's picked out a few recipes from the Ball book, all pickles and relishes. I'm very lucky that he enjoys this, probably more than I do.
And guess what . . . . he CLEANS AS HE GOES! Double lucky I'd say.
Chopped up a half tub of cucumbers so far 25-30 lbs
Bread and Butter pickles- about a third of a turkey fryer pot. About 8 lbs.
Relish a full stock pot full - 2 gallons. It has used 22 lbs of vegetables so far.
Only 12 jars canned so far, it will take us awhile.
I found some cucumber bread/cucumber cake recipes that I will try and then freeze.
Anyone want a cucumber?