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jak dun gone and made Koolickles


If you have no idea what I’m talking about, watch this vid by the one and only notaredhead, Becca Cord.  It made me salivate.


No, you dirty pervies, not Becca… the Kool-Aid pickles! She did make it look hella sexy, though.

Feel free to read how she blogged about it.  I waited a week, but no mention of how they tasted, as Rara asked.  Oh noes.  I figured I’d have to take matters into my own hands after Amy Reese tweet-promoted the post:

That was a week and a day ago, just enough for everything to marinate right.  Now, with the zucchini pickles, I’d overseasoned those when I canned them up, so I actually took out the brine in that jar.  They turned out the best, I think– they tasted rather like pickled apples.  If you’ve ever made mock apple pie with zucchini, I’m sure that comes as no surprise to you.  Furthermore, this tells me that it would be easy enough to take Kool-Aid or other drink mix and just make it a part of the canning process.  Canning pickles is generally hot kettle/raw pack anyways, so I’d just add the Kool-Aid and sugar at the time I made up the pickling brine.

Anything to use up zucchini, right?  Any sort of squash, including zucchini, tends to do a “divide and conquer” in the garden anyways.

This just further cements my “Southern journey”, I guess… supposedly, this comes out of Mississippi.  No, seriously, I had an online friend from Georgia ask me if I wasn’t secretly Southern because of my mannerisms and my hearty appetite for Southern-style food.  I told her it was likely all the Texan/Okie transplants that I grew up with, especially in Benton City.

HEY KOOL-AID, THESE PICKLES TASTE GREAT!  (Even though I used Wyler’s.)


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Author: jaklumen

Wherever you see "jaklumen", that's me- the username is still unique as of the current year. Be aware that the facet you see, is only a small part of the me that is me.

6 thoughts on “jak dun gone and made Koolickles

  1. This is hilarious! The video is so funny and you brought it to the top by doing it and trying it! Glad they tasted good. I’ll have to consider doing it this summer when our garden is taken over by zucchini & cukes. Which reminds me, I better get started on that garden. 🙂


  2. Becca has mad vlogging skills, for certain.


  3. Reblogged this on From One Crazy Life To Another and commented:
    Okay, so sexy koolaid pickles isn’t really about overcoming the odds, but it IS hilarious! You have to read this post, it will make you laugh I promise! Thank you for participating in the challenge!!


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