Birthday Pickles


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!


So Big!

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!


Waiting for the pizza

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.


Brand new


Big boy

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2 Responses to Birthday Pickles

  1. Chrissy says:

    Awesome story! Sounds like a fun day! I TOTALLY love that picture of Julia waiting for the pizza, I bet you will have similar in about 10 yrs. she looks so grown up, and seems to be thinking “really? ” lol

  2. Terri says:

    Yay! Glad I could help replenish your pickle stash :) Happy 1st birthday Mr. Grant!

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