Vinegar Cucumbers

I am all about changing things up and not eating the same stuff each day, that’s boring to me and it doesn’t fill my tank. If it does yours, that’s great! Me however, I like different on a day to day basis or I feel burnt out and bored with my food. Sunday night when I meal prepped, I made a container of vinegar cucumbers.

I remember being a child and visiting my grandmother, she would always have vinegar cucumbers and I munched on them like they were the greatest thing. Still to this day, she will make them for my youngin’. I attempted to make them myself once before and they were a dud, nothing like grandma’s. However, I found¬†this recipe¬†but tweaked it a little for our batch and they are ah-ma-zing!!

Ingredients:

  • 2 large cucumbers
  • 1/4 sweet onion
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • pepper (salt if you prefer but I stayed away)

Directions:

  1. Peel the cucumbers and slice to your preferred thickness.
  2. Slice the onion into thin slices (you don’t have to eat the onion but the flavor will be off if you omit them).
  3. Put the sliced cucumbers and onions into your container and pour your vinegar and water over them. 1 cup of each seemed to cover my vegetables just right, you can add more/less depending on the depth of your container. You want the liquid to cover the vegetables.
  4. Season with pepper (and salt if you prefer) just a smidgen.
  5. Cover and refrigerate. Ours was refrigerated for a good 10 hours before we gave them a sampling and they were perfect, just like grandma’s!

We have been munching on them this week and the taste got even better the longer it had been in the refrigerator. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we have. This will be a staple during the summer months, a quick and tasty (not to mention healthy) treat!

Hollie

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Broadway at the Beach

Yesterday we spent our entire day walking, playing, eating, and shopping. At Myrtle, one of my favorite places is Broadway at the Beach. There is so much to do! We kicked it off with an amazing lunch at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville. Talk about a ton of margarita choices! I had the Five ‘O Clock Somewhere margarita and it was delicious. I also had the Cheeseburger in Paradise with fries, it had american cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickle, and their signature sauce. I definitely would order it again!

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The big hurricane you see it one of the photos above was so cool, a tequila bottle came down from the center and filled up the blender underneath it. The speed of it sped up and shark fins, flip flops, and other items stuck out of it as it spun faster during ‘Hurricane Myrtle’. Fun for the kids, and adults!

After our bellies were full we ventured over to MagiQuest and picked up where mini left off last time. Pretty awesome place where you complete quests, adventures, dual dragons and other creatures. Since we had been before, we brought her wand and just had to add on playing time. She became a master magi and completed a ton of quests all within 90 minutes of playing time. Can’t wait until we go back!

Next stop was Ride Makerz. Last time we were here, her cousin got to build his own car and we told mini that the next time we came, she could. It’s a really cool place. You pick out the body style you want, choose to make it remote control or not, pick out rims and wheels, and other accessories. Then, you build it.

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We shopped some more and then went back to our hotel for awhile so mini could drive her car around. I even got in some drive time. I learned I’m not very smooth with remote control cars. Ha! Before we knew it, it was time for dinner. We decided to go the Thorny’s which was super yummy and reasonably priced. Then we made our way back to Broadway at the Beach for some arcade fun.

So very thankful for the time we have had together and the gorgeous weather. Probably the warmest we’ve experienced during our NYE vacations. Looking forward to our morning breakfast at the hotel and then spending the day at Tanger Outlets!

Hope your day is great, friends!