Chinese Mixed PicklesChinese Mixed Pickles

INGREDIENTS:
3 cups    Sugar            
Sliced ginger root        
1½ cups Water         
1 ½ tsp.  Salt            
Use a variety of mixed vegetables, carrots, cauliflower, celery, onions etc.
3 cups    white vinegar
Hot dried red chilies (optional)

DIRECTIONS:
Combine ingredients for liquid. Cook & stir until it boils. Remove & cool. Cut up veggies. Fill a 5 qt. Pan half full of water & bring to a boil.  Add veggies and remove from heat immediately. Let stand for 2 minutes uncovered. Drain & spread on towel & allow to dry 2 hours. Pack firmly into jars. Pour pickling liquid over veggies until covered. Cover tightly and store in refrigerator.

Recipe courtesy of the late Mary Lou Everett

NOTE:
The great thing about this recipe is that you can continue to add veggies to it and enjoy!