While the kids were up this weekend, we had a campfire Friday night. We love doing campfires, smores, wieners-sometimes potatoes. Sometimes we just sit and watch the fire. So relaxing. Grace took this picture for me and I thought you all might like a little campfire too.

Hubby and I have been busy today working on building a shelving unit for the new room. All my stuff is just piled up on the floor in there. Such a mess. Hopefully, by tomorrow, it will look much neater.

I gathered quite a few cucumbers this morning and I am planning on making some pickles this afternoon. I have to check my pantry and see if I have all the ingredients. I got a new recipe from a friend of mine that I want to try out. The recipe is:

Crispy Pickle Slices- 4 qts cuc. sliced, 1/3 cup salt, 6 med onions sliced, 4 cups sugar, 1 1/2 tsp. turmeric, 2 tsp. celery salt, 2 tsp. mustard seed, 4 cups vinegar. Sprinkle sliced cuc. with salt. Stir with hands until salt is dissolved. Cover with crushed ice. Let stand 3 hr. Drain. Add onion. Mix remaining ingredients with vinegar. Pour over drained cuc. & onions. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and gently cook for 5 min. Makes 6 pts.

So now that you all have heard the recipe, I have a question. Have any of you ever mixed squash and cucumbers together to make pickles? I was thinking of doing that and just wondered if anyone else had tried it.

Well, I better get busy. Enjoy your day and God bless.

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5 thoughts on “Campfire

  1. Your fire is beautiful. Mom had us make a fire most nights while she was visiting. I can’t wait to see your new shelves. Homemade pickles sound yummy! We love pickles 🙂 I hope to see you tomorrow. Quentin is working so come on over 🙂

  2. Grace did a great job on the picture. Campfires are always fun.

    I have never made squash pickles. Have a great evening with your family.


  3. Mmmm, the pickles sound good. I have never mixed veggies in with cucumber pickles before, but don’t see why it wouldn’t work. My to-go pickle recipe the last couple years has been sweet freezer pickles, a recipe I got online from another blogger. I love slicing ’em up with my food processor, mixing them with a few simple ingredients, then popping them in the freezer. They are yummy! Good luck with your experiment 🙂

  4. That is a great picture she took of your campfire! About the squash and pickles..I have never seen anyone put them together..but that does sound good. I think it would do no harm to try it even if it’s just a jar or two. Never know till you try. It might become a house favorite 🙂 Hope you have a great weekend.
    Many blessings,
    Cary Ann

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