Refrigerator Pickles and a Duck in a Wedding Dress…

You’re probably thinking…”What kind of a post will this be… Pickles and ducks?” Well, you’ll see…

Linda, one of my very faithful readers, saw all the cucumbers we were getting from our garden and she sent me a recipe for Amish Refrigerator Pickles. She said they were delicious and I have been wanting to give them a try. I decided today was the day to make them. I have to admit they were super easy to make and I can’t tell you how they taste for 24 hours, as they have to set, but there’s nothing in them that I don’t like so I’m sure I will. What I liked the most about them is how quick they came together. There was no slaving away in the kitchen for hours…there’s nothing to cook…just a few ingredients, 2 quart jars and you’re all set! Here is her recipe if you’d like to give them a try.

Amish Refrigerator Pickles

6 cups of cucumbers, sliced

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1 cup green peppers, sliced
1 cup of onions, sliced

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Mix them all together…

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Liquid:
1 cup cider vinegar
2 cups of white sugar (actually, I think you don’t need all that, maybe 1 3/4 cup)
1 teaspoon celery seed
2 tablespoons salt

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Use two quart sized jars, (but I just use what I have)
put cucumbers, peppers and onions in each jar

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mix other ingredients in a large measuring cup, stir well–(sugar does not dissolve)
Pour over cucumber, pepper and onions

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finish with water to top of jar–then shake
put in refrigerator for 24 hours before serving

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Thanks Linda! Guess what we’re having as a “side” tomorrow for dinner?

Here’s the recipe all in one grouping if you want to print it off for yourself…

6 cups of cucumbers, sliced
1 cup green peppers, sliced
1 cup of onions, sliced

Liquid:
1 cup cider vinegar
2 cups of white sugar (actually, I think you don’t need all that, maybe 1 3/4 cup)
1 teaspoon celery seed
2 tablespoons salt

Use two quart sized jars, (but I just use what I have)
put cucumbers, peppers and onions in each jar
mix other ingredients in a large measuring cup, stir well–(sugar does not dissolve)
Pour over cucumber, pepper and onions
finish with water to top of jar–then shake
put in refrigerator for 24 hours before serving

Today is Sara’s mom’s birthday and I took them out for lunch to Panera’s. We had a wonderful visit and a big Strawberry Poppyseed Chicken Salad. It was scrumptious! When I picked them up, Sara was holding a new stuffed animal that I hadn’t seen. But it was dressed in something REALLY fancy. She showed me how she and her little friend had made a wedding dress for it. It was just too precious for me not to show you…When we got to Panera’s I had her hold the duck up and took a few pictures of it. It is just adorable. I wish you could see it in person.
(Sara is a little 10 year old girl from Columbia, South America. Her mom and dad are here, where her mom is a student, furthering her Education degree. We met this wonderful family the day they arrived here and it’s been a whirlwind friendship ever since. Sara wanted to learn how to sew when she learned I sewed. If you’d like to read a few more posts about how she began sewing and what else she’s been up to, click on these posts…)

Let me introduce you to the next “Jeanne Marie…”

Cupcakes, Conversations and Cheesecake…

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This is the backside of the veil…Sara used little glittery hearts as her embellishments! (I’ve got to get her tension figured out on her machine…)

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See…pickles and ducks in wedding dresses do go together… at least in this blog post…

See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

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Comments

  1. Linda Doyle says:

    What a surprise to see my recipe as one of the “features” in your blog, Jeanne! I love your pictures , and yes, it IS an easy recipe! The waiting is the hardest part! I also recommend putting the relish on bread and it makes a yummy sandwich! I might add that cut up tomatoes are good in the relish too. I just add them in as the jar gets less full, but you can add them in at the first part too. Just add what you can fit in!

    What a cute little dress Sara made! it’s good to see that she is still sewing away and creating new outfits. I really don’t see that many little girls all that interested in sewing nowadays, so this is really nice to see her enjoying it.

    • Jeanne W says:

      HI Linda,
      Now your’e famous!!!! At least for today! I’ve got a few more hours and then I can’t wait to open them up and try them. They look wonderful sitting in my frig. Thanks again for the recipe.
      Yes, isn’t her duck dress just the cutest thing. It is really adorable in person… She really has taken to sewing… and it’s so fun for me to see. She was going to make her mom a case for her phone today for her birthday.
      Thanks again,
      Blessings, Jeanne

  2. Good morning, Jeanne. Sara is so cute. She has found a passion at a young age, good for her.
    Maybe her machine would benefit from a tune up.

    Those cucumbers look yummy and all the better that they came together so quickly. That is my just my speed when it comes to cooking, fast, so I can get back to creating things for the dolls.

    Thanks to Linda for the recipe.

    • Jeanne W says:

      Hi Cindy,
      Yes, I think her machine could use a tuneup, but I was hoping to figure it out myself. It seems like when they are busy, I’m not, and when I am, they aren’t. We’ll get it worked out sometime.
      I liked the fact of how fast they could be made. The second time will go even faster, I’m sure. A few more hours and I can taste them!
      Thanks Cindy,
      Blessings, Jeanne

  3. What fun…..loved your cute and creative title!

    • Jeanne W says:

      Hi Marsha,
      I know it was silly, but it was the first thing that popped into my mind, so I just went with it.
      Blessings, Jeanne

  4. Linda’s recipe is one my husband would love too. Thank you Jeanne for sharing it. The recipe looks easy and quick and delicious.
    Sara has hung in there on her sewing for sure. The duck’s wedding dress and veil are so sweet. I’m impressed that Sara is making an effort in continuing her sewing. It’s more than I can do.
    Blessings!
    P.S. Lucked out on the pillow shams for our bed. Couldn’t find matching king size shams but ended up using 3 standard size matching shams and it looks fairly good.

    • Jeanne W says:

      HI Paula,
      I was glad to share Linda’s recipe with everyone. It will be “pickle mania” for all my readers!

      Yes, Sara really enjoys sewing and loves to be creative…she’s got a good eye for how things go together and how to embellish.

      I’ve seen 3 pillows used as shams in the back before and almost did it myself. I hope it works out for you.
      I mailed your dress off today… congrats!
      Blessings, Jeanne

  5. Such a sweet girl. You are very kind to her and I know that she appreciates everything that you teach her.
    She is at the age that she can learn so much, kinda like a sponge! You are a great teacher for her and I am sure that she appreciates it!

    • Jeanne W says:

      HI Sylvia,
      Yes, Sara is definitely a sweet little girl and very appreciative of anything I help her with. She is pretty smart at figuring things out on her own too. It’s going to be interesting to see how much she’s learned by the time she goes back to Columbia in a few years.
      Thanks Sylvia,
      Blessings, Jeanne

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