|Gramma's Refrigerator Pickles|
On a side note here, I had saved all my Gramma's recipes which were written on envelopes, the back of checks, cardboard, and any other piece of paper she could find. She also wrote down the name of the person she got it from, or just "lady in red house" or "Mayor's wife" and then often a commentary about what she thought about the recipe. The funny thing is that on some of the recipes she wrote down negative comments like "This is not good" or " Don't make this again". Not sure why she even kept those! Here's a picture of my Gramma who was always as happy as she is in this photo! She was always lots of fun and laughed a lot! I have the BEST memories of her!
Back to the pickle making...Making my jars of pickles was a simple start but next year I'm going to try canning along with making pickles. I don't know if it's the economy, wanting to be more frugal, or just enjoying the process of making things homemade, but gardening, canning, and freezing is growing in popularity. I'm just a bit late to the party. If you haven't started canning but would like to, making these simple pickles is an easy way to start. The fun part is giving them away to friends and as hostess gifts.
Today I am thankful for my Grandma! ; )