Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Mrs. Mahalia's Squash Relish

Below is Mrs. Mahalia's Squash Relish Recipe.  It is good with beans, with hotdogs, with grilled chicken, with pork fact it is good with just about anything.  Not only that, it is fairly easy to make.

Mrs. Mahalia's Squash Relish Recipe

6 medium yellow squash
4 large onions
4 bell peppers

Chop and mix with 2 tablespoons of salt for one hour.  (I use my food processor, but I am sure Mrs. Mahalia uses a more traditional method.)

Then drain and mix:
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons celery seeds
  • 2 teaspoons mustard seeds
  • 2 teaspoons Turamic
Boil three minutes and can.

Mrs. Mahalia was 99 years old in December.  We visited her Sunday and she showed us the 28 quarts of beans that she has canned so far this year, as she was standing at the stove frying okra and onion, had green beans with new potatoes simmering and Mexican cornbread in the oven.  She said she would serve it with fresh onions, pepper and tomatoes. 

What a woman!!!

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