I've never made pickles before, but thought that I would tag along in the process to learn. Jason and I recently watched "The Pickle Story" from The Andy Griffith Show. We got a little tickled talking about the show and how if you mention to anyone that you are making pickles, well, you've just got to try theirs too. The pickles were super easy to make and I can't wait to give my jar of pickles a taste!
6 pounds of pickling cucumbers
We sliced the cucumbers and filled our pint jars with the slices.
Abby Kate was eager to help us out with the process.
And Jackson was really helpful too.
After we simmered our "mix", we filled each jar until the cucumbers were covered.
Then the jars of cucumbers took a water bath for a few minutes.
This is the "mix" that we used to fill our jars.
After the jars finished soaking in their water bath, we pulled them out to cool on the counter. I loved hearing all the seals "pop".
We had so much fun over at Tara's! She is a great cook and a wonderful sister-in-law! I love that we took the time to do this. I truly feel this is an art that is quickly leaving us. I'm wanting to soak up all I can about canning and putting up fresh vegetables! I can't wait to try our pickles.