My mom loved to grow cucumbers and can pickles, and I thought of that when I saw this book, at left. And I have to remind everyone that Friday is National Girlfriends Day, according to National Day Calendar. It credits www.
It’s a great day for gal pals to celebrate, or it’s a great day to spoil your girlfriend — I’m sure florists will like this idea! If you don’t want to celebrate any of those, get a cheesecake because today is National Cheesecake Day. And who cares who came up with that?
Back to the pickles — an e-mail arrived in my inbox that said “from the author who brought you 101 Things to Do with Bacon in the best-selling 101 Series, comes the most dill-lightful thing since bread and butter with 101 Things to Do with a Pickle ($9.99 Spiral-Bound Paperback, 5 ¼ x 7 ¼, 128 Pages, 978-1-4236-3691-5). This fun and zesty cookbook is full of recipes for making pickles as well as using them in a dill-icious collection of pickle appetizers, sandwiches, salads, dinners, and even desserts.”
You can peek inside the book by clicking on it on Amazon’s website. Some of the recipes look pretty good, and what a clever pitch they had. A couple recipes feature Pickle and German Potato Salad, Bacon-Wrapped Pickle Poppers, Dill Pickle Soup, Roast Pickle Potatoes, and Sweet Pickle Pie. The author is Eliza Cross, an award-winning author of seven books. She lives with her family in Centennial, Colorado.
The 101 series includes a variety of authors who share 101 things to do with zucchini, ramen noodles, popcorn, casseroles, apples, mac and cheese and cheese. Where have I been? Enjoy pickles, cheesecake and time with girlfriends. My daughter hates pickles, but she’ll be celebrating Girlfriends Day, I bet.
Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyle, Her Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, a stepmom to three and GramPam to two of the cutest little girls on Earth!