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I am a lucky Woman, I have a Husband that loves me, a beautiful grown step-daughter, a 15 yr old son and a 8 yr old son. I try to create a home that is warm and will linger with memories of Mom's cooking and being home for my children. This isn't always possible, considering they rough house, I get tired and hit the Mcdonald's drive thru and sometimes buy clean socks for them instead of wash it.... I try to do a menu plan, hang our clothes out to dry, use coupons, go to Church every week.. and pretend I am a stay at home Mom while working 40 hours a week

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Jalapenos!!!! Not on a Steeeeick... Pickled!

            This week in my many travels to the local Weis Market, I noticed that Jalapenos were on sale for 99 cents a pound, to me this is a good deal. We have plenty of hotter varieties of peppers in the garden, but we would never produce enough to can actual numerous pints of pickled jalapenos... and the older boys and myself- are really beginning to love love love them - on everything! 
            At 2.99 to 3.49 a jar at the store, I knew I could make them cheaper. Brian was all for it- since he is a true man and canner- he actually woke up this morning and said " I can not wait to can those jalapenos, I actually dreamt about it".
            I purchased just over 12 lbs of jalapenos- you should have seen the look on the cashier's face....

We ended up using about 10 lbs of those and I am saving the other 2 lbs to make poppers for Brian's Aunt Mo's Fourth of July party Monday.

I am going to put the recipe first - incase someone doesn't to scroll thru all my pics- I was pic happy thru this procedure! 

Pickled Jalapenos:
Jalapeno Peppers (10 lbs)
Canning salt 7TBSPs
Vinegar (white) 14 cups- maybe a little more
Rubber Gloves- trust me - DO NOT DO THIS WITH OUT RUBBER GLOVES!!!
Wash and slice Jalapenos, pack into sterile jars, leaving 1/4 inch head space.
Bring vinegar and salt to a boil... Pour Hot liquid over jalapenos and leave the 1/4 head space there!
Process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes.
most people say wait at least 5 weeks to eat them, I don't know if I can keep the boys away that long!

Now I can start the pic show! 

I have to disclose that Brian is a hard worker- he totally does half the work when we can together!

Here are the peppers - well some of the 10 lbs, after being washed!

Brian slicing and dicing the peppers! With rubber gloves mind you!

The little buggers could get slippery wearing the gloves and being freshly washed- this one ended up on the rug!
My handsome helpful hubby cuttin away!

Aren't they pretty all cut- I wanted so bad to eat one raw- but I bailed!
packed in the jars awaiting the vinegar and salt mix that is boiling... I used a funnel to fill the jars- tapping them as i added handfuls to fit more in the jars.
Vinegar is almost boiling!
A nice ring in the jar after filling with the vinegar mix
Yes I lifted the canner lid- just for the action shot of the jars in the boiling water bath
21 pints- Yehawwww- and one Quart! I love this picture!

The only thing better than this picture is the Ping noise I hear every few minutes of the jars sealing... Oh and the fact that Brian helped me make sure the kitchen was clean too when we finished.


  1. I also love the ping sound of jars sealing. And canning together with the DH. We've never tried jalapenos but this makes me want to try them!

  2. hoosier girl- they were so easy! it took about 2 hours.. maybe less - but I totally agree- the ping noise- too bad they don't make it a ring tone!

  3. That is what we call "Cowboy Candy". Love that you love Jeff Dunham as much as I do! Keep up the great work! Also love the hubby helping! Now he is a superstar!