Okay. I love to eat pickles...not just ANY pickles, but my Mom's home canned pickles. (Actually to give credit where it's really due I need to mention that my mom has always used my Grandma Flossie's recipe, so thank you, Grandma!!) They are divine and OUT OF THIS WORLD GOOD. Both Ellen and I are determined to carry on the tradition of canning these pickles for our own families, and we both JUST HAPPENED to can them this past weekend for the VERY FIRST TIME by ourselves! (Ellen is in New York, and I'm in Washington state--I love that we were both in the pickle-canning mood at the same time while living in opposite sides of the country!) Boy, was it a hoot! I loved every minute of the ''pickle process"!
First I gathered my ingredients: pickling salt, vinegar, dill, garlic...
and of course the cucumbers!
Avery helped fill the jars. She loved the tiny ones...she'd say "Ohhh, Mama! The little ones are SOOO CUTE!"
I loved how the dill looked...isn't it purdy??
Here's a pic before they received the "dunk" treatment:
And here they are all finished! I won't be able to try them for about a month...I'll let you know if they taste just like Mom's!
That's it for now...I hope everyone is enjoying a beautiful week!
Oh, wait a second...how could I forget?!?! Today was Avery's FIRST day of preschool! She was as happy as could be. Here she is before I took her to school:
My little girl is growing up!
Until next time...
Pamela, a very proud Mama who loves to eat pickles, even when she isn't pregnant!