PUPPY HEADING TO THE DINING ROOM TO EAT HIS BIRTHDAY CAKE.
AFTER READING MO'S GREATFUL LIVING BLOG POST, IT MADE ME THINK I SHOULD SHARE MY MOTHERS , MIMI'S AND MY RECIPES. THUS, SUNDAY SHARING IS BORN.
Since Mo was talking about canning, it brought back fond memories of Mother as she did alot of canning . The following are two of the best Squash Pickle recipes you can ever make.
YELLOW SQUASH PICKLE
10 cups of chopped squash
2 cups of chopped onions
1 cup of chopped green peppers (banana or bell)
1 Tbsp salt
Use large yellow squash. Remove the seeds and chop. Combine the chopped vegetables and sprinkle with salt. Let stand for 1 hour. Drain. In a large pan, combine 1 cup of vinegar, 1-3/4 cups of sugar, 1/2 tsp of celery seeds, 1/2 tsp of mustard seeds. Bring vinegar mixture to a boil and add drained vegetables. Return to a rolling boil , then immediately put in hot jars. Turn upside down for 5 mins and then upright jars. Makes 4 pints. If you like hot pickle substitute some of the chopped pepper with hot peppers. Important: Do not cook too long or the squash will get too soft.
4 or 5 large zucchini squash (shredded)
4 or 5 large onions chopped
6 to 8 bell peppers chopped or 12 banana peppers
5 cups of sugar
2 or 3 Tbsp of Mrs Wages Polish Pickle Mix
1 1/2 quarts of white vinegar
1 pint of water
Mix all ingredients and cook to a rolling boil. Remove from heat and put in hot jars. Turn upside down for 5 mins and then up right jars. Again if you like things hot, you can substitute some of the peppers with hot peppers.
Mother used her salad shooter to shred the squash.
Both of these recipes are good to use for squash too large to cook. Just remove the seeds from them before you shred or chop.
These recipes came from my Mother, Vinia Kirby. You pronounce her first name as VI Nah, stressing the first I and omitting the second one.
The Kitty Justice is I hope y'all will enjoy making these pickles. Believe it or not , but the Zucchini one is reallllly good in tuna fish. It is all you have to put with a little mayo and seasonings, Lemon Pepper.