Cucumbers! Cucumbers! Cucumbers! I can't keep up with them anymore!!! I refuse to cut the plants out of the garden. I refuse to open a stand on the side of the road. all my friends have had enough and my husband is sick of taking them to work. WHAT CAN I DO? Signed, In A Pickle
Dear Mrs. Pickles,
Perhaps you could cook them up in some fashion?
From the right, a regular large canning jar containing only a part of one LARGE cucumber. This will be good for hamburgers as I can just slice once and have a pickle piece large enough to cover the entire bun. In the middle is the large Tupperware pickle container which has about 5 cucumbers in it. The final monstrosity on the left is a piece of Tupperware large enough to hold a loaf of bread. All the rest of the cucumber went in there.
I didn't have to locate all the jars of the world because these come from Lyle's refrigerator pickle recipe.
bring to a boil in pot on stove.
1 quart vinegar
3 quarts water
1 cup of salt
Place in container
2-3 pieces of garlic (or more, depending on size of container)
fresh dill (Lyle's measurement, "some". I put half a bunch [store bought measurement] in the jar, a whole bunch in the middle container, and a two bunches in the giant container)
Pour boiling hot liquid into container (I used the baster). Seal container. Bring to room temperature on counter. Refrigerate.
Ready in a week.