I made three half pints of pickles this afternoon, thanks to Terri’s cucumber donation. The slices are nice and thick, perfect for a juicy hamburger. I used a teaspoon of Penzy’s spice mix, half a teaspoon of dill, and a garlic clove in each jar. For the brine I mixed two cups apple cider vinegar and two teaspoons of pickling salt. I processed the jars in a water bath canner for ten minutes. I can’t wait to try these in a few weeks!
What makes them birthday pickles is that today is Grant’s first birthday! We marked the occasion with a George day off a hike at the Morton Arboretum, pickling during naptime, and dinner at a local pizza place. Mr. Grant isn’t feeling the best today, but we wanted to still celebrate his big day. Cake and a family party are coming this weekend!
People always say, “I can’t believe it’s been a year already,” but for me and George, we can definitely believe it! What a year it’s been, but we are so thankful to have been blessed with two healthy and happy children.