Thursday, July 31, 2008

Marinated Cucumbers

At the request of The VanKlan - I am offering up a great recipe I have from Weight Watchers using these....

Marinated Cucumbers

2 Medium Cucumbers
1 Small Red Onion
1/2 Red Bell Pepper
2/3 Cup Distilled White Vinegar
6 Packets Sucralose Non-Caloric Sweetener (Splenda)
Dash of Cayenne Pepper (I use way more than a dash)

1. Cut Cucumbers into thin slices - add onion and bell pepper

2. Combine Vinegar, Sweetener & Ground Pepper. Bring just to a boil. Remove from heat and let cool.

3. Pour vinegar mixture over cucumber mixture. Refrigerate, covered until chilled.

*That is my kind of recipe. 3 easy steps. This little dish is so good, so light, and so refreshing during the summer season. Despite the amount of cayenne pepper I use, the girls still eat it up. Remember vinegar boils quick and dissolves quick so ummm... don't walk away from the stove while your concoction is boiling - not that I have ever done that.

*If you decide to try the recipe - take a picture and email me or blog about it - I'd love to know!

We now have several Ziploc bags of these guys - jalapenos. Since we can't get green chili here - this is the next best thing. I'll probably be adding a few recipes on the blog using some of these - although all of my NM buddies already have every recipe known to man.

Just a sneak peak at what else is popping up in the garden. Anybody want to come over for dinner -dessert too since our freshly planted blueberry bushes are doing fabulous.


Hansen Household said...

That recipe with the cucumbers looks great! How did you get your cucumbers to grow. Ours are pathetic. Our those watermelon coming too? If so, I am jealous.

MerrandaVK said...

Yes, I agree, your garden really looks healthy and wonderful - way to go! I will try your recipe. Oh, and blueberry bushes? I promised Justin we'd try to plant some blueberry bushes next year. Were they hard to do? Do you think they'd make it in WI?