It’s hot outside. Want something cool and crunchy with lunch or dinner? Here you go.
I wish I had cucumbers from the garden for this, but my cucumber plant is pitiful. It got hit hard by a late frost and just can’t seem to grow at all, let alone produce cucumbers. Luckily, I can still find good cukes at the farmers market or plain ol’ Walmart.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- cucumbers, peeled and sliced
- onion, peeled and sliced
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup vinegar
- Mix up the sugar and vinegar and pour it over the cucumbers and onions.
- That’s it. You can make more “juice” if you need to. Just use twice as much sugar as vinegar.
I really like this with sandwiches, especially egg salad sandwiches. It’s good and it makes me think of the children’s book Bread and Jam for Francis. If you’ve never read that book, you should. You’ll learn how badger parents are the smartest parents of all. Grab a copy, turn on the fan and read it with the closest child.