My daughter fell in love with these things called Dilly Beans. Her best friend (ya, her BFF) turned her on to them and she was sold. However, a jar of these (about the size of a jelly jar) costs $7.00! Sheesh, proud of those dilly beans. :-P
So needless to say I wasn’t buying a whole lot of these, especially considering how fast she burns through a jar of pickles. So instead of going broke feeding my daughter’s addition for these tasty morsels, I decided to make my own.
As you know from Thrifty Thursday Week #4, how to reuse pickle juice, you can make your own pickled vegetables. So that’s just what I did. I think I probably did it backwards, but hey, give me a break, I was winging it! LOL I actually let them sit in the fridge for a week, THEN I brought them to a boil. So I have reversed that process in the instructions below.
fresh green beans
Snip the ends off of the green beans and rinse well in cold water. Pour pickle juice into a sauce pan and add the fresh green beans. Bring to a boil and simmer for only a few minutes. Turn off heat and let the juice cool to room temperature. Add juice and beans back to the pickle jar and return to the refrigerator. When cold, eat and enjoy!