this is my mom’s chow chow recipe…I am copying/pasting
1 gal cucumbers
1 gal cabbage
12 large onions
24 large bell peppers
2 quarts green tomatoes
4 tbls prepared mustard
1 tbls tumeric
4 tbls mustard seeds
3 tbls celery seeds
3 tbls mixed whole spices (place in cheese cloth and put in hot liquids)
5 c vinegar
7 c sugar
Chop up vegetables and mix thoroughly. Cover with salt 1/2 cup salt and let stand over night.
Drain well. Do not squeeze the vegetables..it would take too much liquids from them and make the chow chow dry.
Add sugar & spices to vinegar and simmer for 20 minutes. Add to vegetables and simmer till hot.
Can in hot jars.
When I make chow chow..if I don’t have enough of one vegetable I substitute what I have. It is very good and is wonderful in potatoe salad.