I was watering my garden this morning and I found a number of cucumbers that I didn't know were there!
By the time I was done digging through the cucumber plants I had 16 regular cucumbers and 3 Armenian cucumbers! Plus a couple of tomatoes and a bell pepper and a zucchini squash.
What to do with ALL those cucumbers...
So I went on the internet and found a Bread and Butter Pickle recipe at Recipezaar.com and decided to give it a try. I didn't have anything to pickle or preserve food so again, I went on the internet (what did we do before the internet??) and found that Ace Hardware had the pots, jars, racks and stuff to get started. I ran down to Lenhart's Hardware in downtown Mesa and Terry Haas hooked me up with all the goods.
Then I mixed the onions and cucumbers and put them on ice for 4 hours.
During the 4 hours of waiting, I started the mix that the cucumbers and onions would go in.
The mix of vinegar, sugar, spices, onions and cucumbers is brought to just below a boil.
Then start filling the jars!