My fried, Sheryl, who has been a friend for so long – started out as an internet friend and then we met many, many years ago at the quilt show in Houston (I think that was the first time we met). Then we attended retreats together, then other quilt shows, then she came to Abilene to visit a mutual friend and Vince and I went and met her and went to lunch together . . I love her! We share so many of the same interests – gardening, cooking, canning.
Anyway, she sent me a link for Red Hot Cinnamon Pickles and even though my cucumbers are at the end of production, I found enough cukes out there to make half a batch of these pickles. They take 5 days (or more if you totally forget about them one day . . or two days!). 🙁
There are lots and lots of recipes out there, and some may be easier to follow than others. I ended up with not enough liquid but I might have messed up the recipe . . that happens sometimes because I have such a hard time following instructions.
These are the best pickles I’ve ever had! Ever! They are so good. Sheryl told me they were good with smoked meat but we’ve eaten them with everything since I made them. Since I only had 2 quarts and 1 of the 1-1-/2 pint jars, I didn’t put them in the water bath but will just keep them in the fridge. They won’t last long.
Vince was telling me that he had told a few people at work about them. I know he loves them when he’s talking about them to his friends.
I don’t think I can grow a fall crop of cucumbers because from now til frost, the bugs are out of control and mow down every tender thing I try to plant. I even went down to the produce market to see if they had pickling cucumbers but they didn’t. I’ll just dream about these pickles til I can plant lots of cucumbers next spring.