Bread and Butter Pickles

3 Quarts Bread and Butter Pickles

I added a little chili powder, lemon and pepper to give it a slight bite. I also ignored the onions as I’m no fan of onions and celery. I let these sit with the weight on them for about twenty four hours since I got busy, I think it just let the flavor sink in more.

  • 15 cups sliced cucumbers
  • 3 onions, thinly sliced
  • 1cup coarse salt
  • 4 cups cracked ice
  • 1cups cider vinegar
  • 1cups sugar
  • 3teaspoon turmeric
  • 1teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 tablespoon mustard seeds

pickles

Directions

  1. Combine cucumbers, onions, salt and ice in a large bowl.
  2. Mix well.
  3. Put a weight on and allow to stand 3 hours. (I used a plate with a jar of honey, anything will do).
  4. Rinse and drain thoroughly.
  5. Combine vinegar, sugar, turmeric, celery seed and mustard seed in a large pot.
  6. Add drained cucumbers.
  7. Place pot on medium low heat.
  8. Bring almost to a boil, but DO NOT ALLOW TO BOIL.
  9. Remove from heat.
  10. Seal in sterilized jars, 10 minutes in a hot water bath.

 

  1. Easy way to sterilize jars: Wash them well in hot soapy water.
  2. Dry them off.
  3. Put on a cookie sheet, right side up, at 225°F for 15 minutes.
  4. Turn off oven and leave them in there until you need them.

 

Savory Slow Cooker Chicken and Butternut Squash

Yield – 4 servings
Preparation Time – 10 minutes
Cooking Time – 8 hours in slow cooker
Ingredients
3 small chicken breasts (about 1 1/3 lb.)
2 tsps red wine vinegar
Salt and pepper
1/2 bag baby carrots, or 4-5 peeled carrots sticks
1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded and diced
2 tsp Italian seasonings

Directions
Place the chicken breasts in the base of the slow cooker and splash the vinegar over the top. Season with salt and pepper.
Add the baby carrots and butternut squash around and on top of the chicken. Season with the Italian seasonings and more salt and pepper if you like.
Set the slow cooker on low for 8 hours.
Prepare bread or toast.
Serve Savory Slow Cooker Chicken and Butternut Squash with carrots and toast.

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Fresh carrots from the garden and butternut squash from someone up at the church.