Thursday, May 22, 2008

10K and cucumbers

A quick note while the pasta warms up and the bread bakes and the garlic roasts....

Ken pointed out that I reached 10,000 visitors on here! Cool! I knew I was getting close, but I didn't see it reach that point. Drat! It's like watching your odometer to see when it changes over to 10,000 or another nice round number, and you miss it! I wonder how many people have gotten into a traffic accident because they were watching those numbers scroll by on their odometer? On my car, though, it doesn't do the scroll thing--it's digital. Not quite as much fun.

I mentioned marinated cucumbers and onions. Here's a quick recipe. Keep in mind that unless it comes to baking, I'm not big into specific amounts.

Marinated Cucumbers and Onions

Peel and slice however many cucumbers you want.

Soak 'em in salted water for a while in the fridge.

Slice an onion (preferably Vidalia) and separate into rings.

Drain cukes and add onions.

Combine some Miracle Whip--half a cup or so--a little milk, a little vinegar, and a little sugar. Taste and adjust as necessary. Pour over cukes and onions and stick in the fridge at least overnight. It gets even better after a couple of days.

I'm looking forward to our first real cookout meal of the season!

9 comments:

krmprm said...

Congrats on the 10,000!  Amazing,
isn't it?  As many as most newspaper
columnists.  I'm gonna try the cukes
and onion recipe.....had some at the
Pancake Pantry in Gatlinburg once
and always wanted to make them
but could not guess the ingredients.
Thanks for the info.   Pat

shrbrisc said...

congratulations on meeting the 10k mark and Happy Birthday to your sis , I feel shania and I hope she  finds love and trust again
hugs
Sherry

queeniemart said...

Congrats on your 10,000 hits!!!!!
HUGS!

markonit said...

... I am going to try this cucumber thingy ... sounds delicious ..!

cayasm said...

What is Miracle Whip?

Yasmin

luvrte66 said...

Good point, Yasmin, sorry for forgetting my UK (and other places) visitors!

Miracle Whip is a brand name of salad dressing. It's basically mayonnaise with a little extra tang to it--I'm not sure if it has extra vinegar, or what. Mayo would work just as well, but I'd probably use some extra vinegar.

Beth

carouselqueen70 said...

Thank you for sharing the recipe. I will have to try it. I cant wait for picnics...love Christine

rdautumnsage said...

I'll have to try making the cucumbers that way. I'm always looking for different versions of simple recipes - variety is good. I'm still another almost 2,ooo away, but then again I've only been doing this for a year and a half. Not to mention my counter was seriously messed up for the longest times until I switched to a different version. (Hugs) Indigo

frankandmary said...

I took my counter off so long ago.  I don't know/care about the numbers, but some of the relationships are very sweet, sweeter than I had ever imagined they would be online, for that I am very grateful. ~Mary