Polish Dill Pickle Soup or How to Use those so-so Pickles

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I recently came upon this Polish Dill Pickle Soup by  Sommer of A Spicy Perspective and was instantly intrigued. We love Dill. I love finding ways to rescue food. Our kids have been practicing their knife & sauteing skills. My father had recently delivered a load of potatoes. So, of course, we made it tonight and it was a hit!

Actual words spoken in reference to said soup:

“It’s miraculous!”

Just what a mama likes to hear about supper.

Polish Dill Pickle Soup

Polish Dill Pickle Soup

We added a bit more chopped pickles and a sprinkling of feta cheese when we served it…amazing! You can get recipe here.

How did we get those so-so pickles? Sometimes, life gives you more cucumbers than you need! In summers past, we shared our favorite ways in which to put cucumbers – especially large ones – to use. However, one can only use so much pickle relish (as yummy as it is) and the refrigerated cucumber salads do indeed have a limited shelf life. So, in the hopes of not having them go to waste, we pickled many cucumbers which were, in all honesty, not ideal for canning. The result was a portion of my pantry that consisted of pickles that I was not excited about putting on our table, let alone sharing with guests.  Lesson learned…it’s too time consuming to put up food- especially if it requires water bath processing –  that isn’t in its prime, no matter how tempting!

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