Bread and Butter Pickles

Bread and Butter Pickles

Margaret Scherer Jaeger

 50 cucumbers (1 peck)   4 Tbls mustard seed
25 onions (8 lbs)   1 tsp ginger
1/2 gal vinegar   Salt (handful)
4 lbs brown sugar   Alum (walnut size)
1 Tbls turmeric    

Slice cucumbers and onions.
Cook in the other ingredients and then can in jars.

Margaret Scherer Jaeger   1892 - 1968The Richard Jaeger Family. Click on photo to turn to the R. Jaeger - Scherer Family Page 

Margaret was the oldest of the Scherer children. Born in Nahma, Michigan, she moved to Marinette, Wisconsin as a toddler and lived there all her life. She learned how to cook with her mother, Alta Space Scherer. For many years she and Kitty Scherer Schuck lived across the street from each other and both families received the benefits of their cooking skills and were entertained by the knowledge of the family history.