I made some bread and butter pickles which were very very yummy. I especially enjoyed the onions because the kids ate all the pickle.
They were quite fun to make. See the recipe HERE. Make sure to read the notes about the salt, AND I only used 1/2 cup sugar and they were still pretty sweet.
Then I popped some amaranth which is a pseudo grain. Very nutritious and high in protein. I put some in a tall, dry soup pot and heat them on med-low heat, making sure they are constantly stirred until they start popping. Watch out when they do start popping. They can really pop out of control if you are not careful. I then pour them into a bowl with lid and store them in the fridge. You can sprinkle them on salads, soups or anything else you want a little bit of crunch with. They have a nutty roasted flavor.
I have the next 4 days off -WoooHooo!! Can’t wait to make some stuff!