We had a 'retirement' party this week at work. One of our best employees has decided to take a new job after 20 years. We were all pretty down all week because she is a big asset to our organization and will be greatly missed, although we are happy for her new opportunity. I made several goodies to take and we had a really nice spread. These pickles are a good accompaniment to just about anything and so easy to make but taste so good.
HOT SWEET GARLIC PICKLES
1 jar of sliced dill pickles
Peeled and sliced garlic
You can use any size jar of pickles you like. Drain them well. Then start layering with pickles first, then some sliced garlic, then sprinkle 1/3 to 1/2 cup sugar (depending on the size of your jar to just cover that layer. Sprinkle Tabasco sauce (about 10-12 shakes on each layer will do). Repeat until you have used up all the pickles. Turn jar over and it will start to melt the sugar and make it's own juice. Throughout the day keep turning the jar over. It takes about 3 days to get the full flavor, but you can really eat them once all the sugar has dissolved. Refrigerate.