I wasn't able to wait the full five days before breaking into the pickled vegetables. I believe I made it about three and a half days.
We had made bratwurst patties that night and they were just calling out to me for some pickled vegetables.
It was delicious. So delicious that sitting down with a bowl full of them and a fork was pleasurable enough. In fact, my little lamb saw the jar in the fridge and begged me to give her some. Not sure that she would really like them I gave her a small amount, but she finished them quickly and came back for more.
She's been snacking on them every day since.
Now I need to pickle some more!