Monday, September 19, 2011


My neighbor gave me more tomatoes and I had a few from my garden-so I made some more juice yesterday.  I should have done it a few days earlier though-I had to throw quite a few rotten tomatoes out!

Isn't my prized watermelon beautiful?  Tastes good too!

I thought I would share this VERY simple recipe for sour pickles.  Mom's been making these forever!  This recipe is in the little hand written recipe book that my mom gave me as a bridal shower gift-oh, so many years ago-the one  I replicated last year and gave as a Christmas gift for my sisters, my mom (I think?), my daughter, and my niece.

I've always really loved these pickles and they could not be more simple to make.  The dry mustard gives them zing!  Oh, yeah-I used zucchini, not cukes because I had no cukes-but I did have zucchini.  I just scooped all the seeds out and used the firm outer part.  Worked like a charm.

Sour Pickles

2 Tablespoons of dry mustard
2 Tablespoons of salt
4 Tablespoons of sugar

Put above ingredients in quart jar.  Fill with cucumbers (or zucchini) and then with vinegar.  Keep in fridge.  Make sure the lid is on tight and shake now and then.  Enjoy in a few days!

Saturday afternoon-Larry and I went to a wedding reception.  (It's very rare we go anywhere together and it's very rare that Larry would go to a wedding reception-but the groom was his buddy.)

What a perfect day for a fall wedding!  The weather was beautiful!  The colors were lovely and so were the bride, groom, and the wedding party.  I loved the building the reception was held in-it was a coal loading building for trains back in the 1900's.  I loved the architecture.  Oh, and they passed out these paper 'hot air' balloons and lighters-the bride and groom lit the first one and then guests could light them and off they went into the sky.  I wish I would have gotten a pic of a bunch of them in the sky together-but I was too busy talking!

I hope everybody has a great week!


Anonymous said...

Looks like you have been BUSY! Send me some watermelon, would ya???:) Thanks for posting the pickle recipe!! I will have to try them:)

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

I think I need to make some of those pickles. My mouth is watering now.

Wendy B. said...

You are such a busy lady. I have about 2 dozen tomaters and I just don't "feel like" doing anything with them. Maybe I will freeze salsa tomorrow!

Dawnie said...

I want to come to your house and EAT! YUMMY!

Rhonda said...

Wow-looks like you've been a busy girl!

Val said...

My younger brother got married at the same place this summer, I can tell from the photos. :) It is a beautiful place.

holly c. said...

Cool. It's a small world!

Val said...

It is! And it looks like the bridal party's standing on that little sloped blacktop part outside the back door? I was a bridesmaid in the wedding and was SO afraid I was going to slip and fall walking down that in my heels! HUGE sigh of relief when I got off the blacktop and onto the grass!! :)

And all the antiques in those little outbuildings! You must have loved this place too. :)