Thursday, January 9, 2014

Nuttin' New Now...

Unproductive day because I was hopping around doing so many things that I completed few. I always like the day to end with a feeling of accomplishment and the only thing I accomplished was updating my recipe box and printing a few to give to a backlog of requests at the SC place. OK, that WAS an accomplishment. Of course I had to replace the ink cartridge right in the middle of that project.  I also boiled some eggs. I WAS going to make them pickled but got myself diverted with disjointed projects and time ran out! Tomorrow is another day. The eggs aren't even peeled yet! What's for supper? I'll have to dig into the freezer because I have no idea and it is 5pm already.


Pickled Beets  7 to 8 lbs of Beets (Gma's Recipe) (Drake)

               4 cups vinegar (5% acidity) 
               1 teaspoons canning or pickling salt 
               2 cups sugar
               2 cups water 
               2 cinnamon sticks 
               12 whole cloves  - about 1 tsp 
               12 allspice nuts (whole) - about 1 tsp

Red Beet Eggs       (Mother's Recipe) (Nulton)

               1 cup brown sugar
               1/2 teaspoon salt
               3/4 cup cider vinegar
               1/4 cup water
               1 quart canned red beets and juice
               3 pinches mixed pickling spice
               12 eggs, hard boiled and peeled

Mix sugar, salt, cider vinegar, water, 1 cup beet juice, mixed pickling spice, and heat and let simmer for 15 minutes. Add red beets into mixture.

Pour over hard boiled, peeled eggs. Refrigerate overnight. Slice in half before serving.


Pickled Eggs  (Jack Watt’s Recipe)

1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups cider vinegar
1/2 cup water
2 cans red beets and juice
10 cloves
1 stick cinnamon
18 eggs, hard boiled and peeled

Mix sugar, salt, cider vinegar, water, 1 cup beet juice, cloves and cinnamon, and heat and let simmer for 15 minutes. Add red beets into mixture.

Pour over hard boiled, peeled eggs. Let stand in refrigerator 3 days.


Tomorrow I will pick and choose from each of the above and make my own concoction. I guarantee it will be tasty! (I use canned whole beets now that I don't grow a garden any more.) That is, if I get to it.

1 comment:

  1. I ate a lot of beets when I was growing up and they are on my list of never more items that I don't have to eat now that I am an adult. LOL That is just me as I know a lot of people like beets.

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