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Chow Chow (Almost Mom Mom's) Recipe

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This recipe for Chow Chow (Almost Mom Mom's), by , is from Joyce Manwiller's Recipe Box, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Joyce Manwiller
Added: Thursday, October 1, 2009

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 cups lima beans
4 cups green string beans
2 cups yellow wax beans
4 cups cabbage, chopped
4 cups cauliflower florets
4 cups carrots, sliced
4 cups celery, cut in chunks
4 cups red and green peppers, chopped
4 cups onion, chopped
4 cups cucumbers, cut in chunks
4 cups corn kernels
4 cups granulated sugar
3 cups apple cider vinegar
1 cup water
1 Tbsp pickling spice
1 Tbsp mustard seed
1 Tbsp celery seed
1 Tbsp Turmeric

Directions:
Directions:
Cook each vegetable separately until tender but not mushy. When each is finished, drain and rinse with cold water to stop its cooking and preserve its color.
Combine the sugar, vinegar, water and spices in a 15 quart or larger stockpot, and bring to a boil. Make sure the sugar is fully dissolved, then add all of the vegetables, bring back to a boil and boil for 5 minutes. Stir gently only to mix the vegetables well. Spoon into hot sterilized jars and seal.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is close to the Chow Chow I remember. I don't remember celery and I thought Mom Mom used sour pickles cubed instead of cucumbers.
If anybody actually has Mom Mom's, please put it in the cookbook.

 

 

 

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