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.

2 comments:

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?