I made the most unusual pickles last week. I couldn’t decide if they were something I would love or hate, so I had to give them a try. They seem to have it all, dill, sweet sour and of course Kool-aid flavor thrown in too. They got good reviews from about 75% of the people that gave them a try. I happen to like them, I think kids might embrace them more than adults and none of the tasters on this end were kids. So give them a try, see what you think. They take almost no time to assemble and are definitely something to talk about at your next family dinner or holiday. I think it would be fun to make a jar of orange and a jar of purple for Halloween and try green and red for Christmas. I found the recipe in Taste of Home Canning and Preserving magazine, it was loaded with unusual recipes.
1 jar (32 ounces) whole dill pickles, undrained
2/3 cup sugar
1 envelope unsweetened Kool-Aid mix, flavor of your choice
Remove pickles from jar, leaving pickle juice in jar. Add sugar and Kool-Aid mix to pickle liquid. Stir until dissolved. Slice pickles; return to jar. Cover and refrigerate for 1 week before serving.
Here is one of the last pictures of our beach in Port Austin for the season, it’s almost time to close the cottage for the winter. The water level is so low, it’s become a hike to get to the waters edge. Here’s a final bouquet I picked from the yard at the cottage, not much left to choose from, summer is over!