Monday, July 11, 2011

And Now We Wait.

A little bit of movement with The Grillery this week, as Travis and I applied for our license and health permit with Multnomah County.  So, at this point, it's a waiting game until the health inspector comes out and checks out our cart. From what we've heard, he will give us a thumbs up, or thumbs down...and if we get the thumbs down we have to make any corrections he deems necessary and then re-apply.  HAPPY THOUGHTS!

We have read all the material online, spoken to several food cart owners, and worked with professionals to ensure our cart will pass the  FINGERS CROSSED!

The waiting game will NOT keep us from making progress though...NO NO NO.  We may have found a new love...
Making Pickles!

Travis and I have gone back and forth about needing a "thing" that makes our burgers special.  And we both LOVE pickles.  (Like, LOVE)  So, I thought it would be fun to try our hand at making our own.  Trav, never one to be left out, matched my excitement and we spent the day pickling!  (Literally, never envisioned myself typing that sentence.)

My mom was nice enough to go to the Farmer's Market on Saturday and look for pickling supplies.

We found lots of great stuff including fresh bunches of dill and great produce.

As with anything you find on the internet, there are a million different recipes for pickles.  Trav and I both love SPICY.  We, of course, had to come up with our own flavors.  There is quite the process to pickling, and we followed the directions...(for the most part).

We sanitized the mason jars and got them ready for the process.
Cut up the Kirby cucumbers in spears and chips
Then added all kinds of yummy goodness including pepper spice, jalapenos, garlic, peppercorn and even habanero peppers! 

We learned a lot and of course, had a ton of fun doing it!  Now, just like everything else, we must WAIT to taste the finished product.  

Until then, we found another way to put the extra mason jars to use...

Happy Hour!

1 comment:

  1. I would have been "nice enough" to join you and Travis for happy hour, too! ;-)