Thursday, September 4, 2014

Five Minute Fresh Pickles

If you ever decide to plant your own garden and you want a plant that you KNOW will work out, plant cucumbers.

Holy moly our cucumber plant is the gift that keeps on giving….and we actually planted TWO! Note to self for 2015: You only need one cucumber plant.

While we were at the lake this past weekend, we were lucky enough to be able to have supper at bestie’s house with my parents. I say lucky because I love my family AND because my brother-in-law smoked ribs! I watched my sister whip up a quick batch of pickles and as I crammed the 50th one in my mouth, I knew I had to make them at home.

Luckily, it’s SUPER easy and will taste oh so sour and fresh – you’ll be hooked!

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First, you need cucumbers. Any size will work but I like the extra crunch you get from small cucumbers. Give them a good rinse and then slice them in to rounds. The thickness of each round is your own preference.

Then you need vinegar:

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Bestie used Rice Vinegar and I loved it! Whatever vinegar you use, just be sure to check for Gluten Free on the label! Vinegars can be tricky, but there are tons of Gluten Free ones available.

Then just cover the cucumbers with vinegar. That’s it!

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They only need to sit for a few minutes – it doesn’t take long to get that yummy vinegar flavor. And the best part is, you can keep adding cucumbers to the jar of vinegar as you eat them. It’s like a perpetual pickle jar!

I’m telling you guys, if Baby Ravelli came out all puckered up and asked for a lemonade and a fresh pickle I wouldn’t be surprised.

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This baby LOVES all things sour.

Happy Thursday and Happy 19 weeks to Baby Ravelli!