Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Makes You Pucker
I love pickles. Almost any kind. Dill, sweet, bread and butter, watermelon, jalapeno... I love them all and more. Pickled cabbage is sauerkraut. Love it.
I have never seen a baby who does not like pickles. The first taste might make a face but after that they beg for them. They are also good for teething. I think maybe the salt soothes gums.
I have a cousin who is 6 weeks younger than I am. I have only seen her a couple of times in my life.
The first time we were just babies. We were about nine months old. My aunt and her family were visiting my grandparents on the farm.
As with any family get-together there was lots of food. And all homemade. Grandma baked fresh bread every day. Grandpa grew potatoes and also cows for meat. Milk came from the cows. Vegetables grew in Grandma's garden. Jellies, jams, and pickles were homemade.
To keep us occupied someone gave my cousin and me each a dill pickle. We quietly gnawed on them until they were gone. Mom told me we ate a whole quart of pickles that day.
I keep pickles in my refrigerator. They make a good snack.
My daughter and granddaughters like pickles almost as much as I do. Because of them I used to keep gallon jars of pickles. I no longer do that.