There were a few years there where I felt that most weekends were spent at friends' weddings. Now I'm entering the phase of pregnant friends. And I'm copying my Aunt Di (the queen of all things pickled and canned) who gives moms-to-be her famous spicy dill pickles to satisfy the classic pregnancy craving. I love these two easy pickling recipes because they work overnight and can last in the fridge up to a month: Spicy Dill Quick Pickles and Curry Quick Pickles. Plus, you can use any vegetables you want (carrots are delicious pickled with ginger and the curry brine). Have friends keep the mason jars so you can replenish for nine months, changing up the vegetables with the seasons.