I want a step-by-step guide (pictures encouraged) for making your favorite summertime dish. This can be an entree, a vegetable, a casserole, or a dessert. Hopefully it will be quick and easy so we can spend August playing more and cooking less!
First of all, thanks for hosting Sayre! Summer time can be busy and most of the time it is too hot to be in the kitchen, so quick and easy recipes is a wonderful Fun Monday topic. I am looking forward to adding some new summer time recipes to my collection.
I am most excited to share this recipe handed down from my Mom (aka Life According to Jan and Jer). It is called Gone In A Second Pickles... Rest assured, if you make these pickles, they will indeed be gone in a second because they are mouth watering delicious! I made these pickles for the first time last week and it was a snap (unlike my potato salad story - see post below). There is no cooking involved. Here is the recipe:
6 Cups of sliced cucumbers6 TBS salt
2 Cups boiling water
2 TBS sugar
1/2 tsp. Accent seasoning
6 cloves garlic (sliced)
1/4 Cup white vinegar
2 Cups ice water
2 tsp. dried red pepper flakes
Place the sliced cucumbers in a bowl. Mix the salt with the boiling water and pour it over the cucumbers. Let the cucumbers soak for 1 hour.
Drain the cucumbers. Mix the remaining ingredients and pour over the cucumbers. Refrigerate and enjoy. You can divide the pickles into about 4 jelly jars, or you can simply store them in an air tight container in the fridge. (note: these pickles are on the spicy side).
I will be out of town today and all day Tuesday without my computer, so I will try my best to get to everyone's blogs by Tuesday evening. Happy Fun Monday everyone!