A much shorter post today.
We made pickles. And pickled carrots.
Rather, I should say, we started the pickling process.
We'll see how they turn out in about a week. Several children have already checked the fridge two or three times. Patience does not live in our house.
You, too, can pickles vegetables. All you need is a fun jar with a cover (which we happened to have in the house and which I did not buy just so could pickle things), vinegar, sugar, water and vegetables.
Start by piling all the vegetables into the jar. I think our jar might have been too big because the recipe said to stand them up in the jar but we couldn't figure that part out. Next add in equal parts sugar and vinegar, some salt and fill the jar with water. The recipe said purified water, but I don't know what that is, so we used tap water.
The last step is to get someone who is infinitely stronger than me to shake the jar until the sugar and salt have dissolved.
It's probably a good idea to do this part over the sink, you know, just in case maybe we really didn't seal the jar all that well.
Now we wait a week and see what happens. Worse comes to worse, we have a jar of pickles from a real store waiting in the pantry.
We also went to Lowe's to purchase moving boxes. Because we're moving. Oh, did I forget to mention that we're moving? I'm sorry. We're moving. So we bought boxes, and everyone got to ride on the flat shopping cart-that-is-not-an-actual-cart thing. So Josh got to go to Lowes and look at all the things and the kids got to go for a ride on the whatever it's called, so really, our mini-outing was fun for all, even me, because I had a $10 off $50 Lowes coupon :)
Until next time :)
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your shirt is dirty :)