Friday, May 18, 2012

Food Friday: Pickles for a Thousand of Your Closest Friends

I like pickles. I think that's probably obvious by now since I have spotlighted quite a few  pickled recipes. It's not unusual in community cookbooks to see recipes that are meant to serve a crowd. That makes sense if you think about it because many of these books are published  by church groups and they would have occasion for serving large groups at weddings, funerals and other events.

Now in today's Food Friday recipe, the crowd gets a little on the ridiculous side. This recipe is for one thousand. Yep, that's a lot of pickles. Now the author doesn't specify if this is a thousand people (which I assume) or a thousand pickles. She (I'm assuming it's a woman but we only have the initials) also doesn't say how many cucumbers to use.

But if you ever have a need to make a mess of pickles, this might be the recipe for you. This is from the Mother Hubbard's Cupboard. Published by The Young Ladies' Society First Baptist Church. Rochester, New York. 1880. Page 68.