I wasn’t sure whether to call these Old Fashioned Marinated Carrots or Classic Marinated Carrots, but either way they’re delicious, especially in the Summer. They’re cool and refreshing. The Marinade is almost like a tangy Catalina (or “French” dressing, if you’re as old as I am) and they’re the perfect thing for a summer picnic or potluck.
Sometimes I get a little carried away at the store with my favorite veggies. I buy a big bag of them and before I know it, I realized they need to be cooked A.S.A.P. Hello Brussels, I’m talking about you! And that’s how my Zesty Pickled Brussels Sprouts was born.
My Grandma’s Refrigerator Pickled Beets are a simple, classic pickled beet that makes just enough to fill a jar or two, depending on the size of the jar. Because Grandma’s Refrigerator Pickled Beets are so easy, you can just knock them out when you have a few minutes and there’s no compelling reason to make a bunch. You can pretty much just have them whenever you want them, especially these days when beets are available all year ’round.
Do yanno what’s a great little thing to have on hand? Just to perk up a little Mexican food or just about anything you’d like a little spicier? Refrigerator Pickled Jalapenos. And not only are the pickled jalapenos great, if you’re into a little heat, but the brine is also fantastic dribbled in or over dishes. The beauty of pickled jalapenos is that if you’re serving a mix of people, maybe some normal along with a few “chili-heads” you can choose a milder heat level. Then the heat lovers can doctor up with the jalapenos and/or a little of the brine.