Nana Diana Takes A Break

Nana Diana Takes A Break

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Pucker Up~Baby!

Well, yesterday you had a
Strip Tease...
Today you got another visual,
didn't you?

Did you think you were
going to see this?

I'll bet not!
Well, this is NOT about
A REGULAR OLD KISS.
No, indeedy!
This is about the
Cook's Kiss.
You know the one..
where you make something
that you
KNOW
SOMEONE
will love.

My co-worker, MaryB,
 is so sweet.
When she found out that I
LOVED RHUBARB
and didn't have a
RHUBARB PATCH
anymore
she went to her garden
and brought me and
another co-worker
each a big bag of rhubarb.

This is no easy feat.
She drives miles from home
and then, like the rest of us,
has to park and catch a
transport bus into work.
Imagine
juggling your purse,
your jacket,
and two bulky bags
onto a bus
loaded with grumpy
people.
I give her a lot of credit.
I would have just pretended
I didn't HAVE ANY
rhubarb.
(Not really-Okay...maybe really)

Anyhoo..
I have the MOST WONDERFUL
Custard Rhubarb
thingy-
It will tickle your taste buds
and make you pucker up
and ask for more..
providing you like
rhubarb, of course.

It takes...
Sugar...

Salt..

Flour.
Okay- I didn't take a picture of
the flour..cuz my flour
is kinda boring..
However the
Eggs..
crack me up

Vanilla...
A pan...
A pre-heated oven..

Did I mention sugar?
Cuz you need a bit of
raw brown sugar too..
Chop that rhubarb

Then mix it into the
eggy/slimy/gooey mess

Dump it on top of
your crust...

It goes in looking like this...


And comes out looking like this..
As soon as it comes out
sprinkle some raw brown sugar
on top...
it gives it a bit of crunch
and a GLOW!
And tastes like..
well, make it and see for
yourself.
Here's the recipe~

Rhubarb Custard Bars

Crust:
1-1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter-room temp

Filling:
1 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
2 T flour
4 eggs (beaten)
1 tsp vanilla (I use 2)
4-5 cups rhubarb-cut up

After baking:
Raw brown sugar to taste
(I use about 1/3 cup)

Procedure:
Preheat oven to 350ยบ
Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray

Crust:
Blend together flour and sugar.
Cut butter in with fork or pastry cutter.
Press into 9x13 pan
Bake 10-15 mins or until lightly browned.
Prepare filling while crust is baking

Filling:
Blend sugar and flour
Add eggs, vanilla and rhubarb
Blend well then pour over
partially baked crust
Continue baking for 30-40 minutes
Sprinkle with raw brown sugar
Serve warm or cool
Refrigerate leftovers...
(Should you have any).

We like this with vanilla ice cream
or whipped cream.
So..
Make YOUR baby happy..
You might even get a little kiss
so that rhubarb
will come in handy for helping
you to
Pucker Up, Baby...
See...and you thought I had
NO intention of ever using
that line, didn't you?
Oh~ Ye of little faith!
Amen!
your photo name

14 comments:

  1. Do I dare say I've never had rhubarb?

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  2. yummo,, I'll give this a go for sure,,

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  3. Sounds yummy! And now I can comment again. I read a suggestion to unchecked the little stay signed in box and it worked!

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  4. Oh that looks so delish & my mouth is watering for rhubarb!

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  5. This post is a hoot! What a friend and this recipe sounds so delicious! What a treat!
    Kathy

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  6. YUMMY...this is right up my alley..thanks! ;D

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  7. So I guess you are rhubarbed out then? Too bad because I have that giant plant outside my kitchen window and I don't really like rhubarb. Oh, and you know that little rowboat that you posted a couple of days ago? Wouldn't that be a cute bed for Baby E? We could just cut a memory foam mattress to fit inside of it. It would go perfectly with his Pirate room. Just a suggestion.

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  8. I've never had rhubarb. This looks yummy. What a nice friend you have to bring you some to make this...hope you are having a wonderful week.

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  9. I just can't eat rhubarb! I'm probably the only one in my family who doesn't like it. My mom always made rhubarb pies!
    That was very nice of your co-worker though!
    I laughed at the grumpy people part!!

    Pamela xo

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  10. Sounds yummy. I think sugar is the key with rhubarb. Lots and lots of sugar. Have a great weekend!

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  11. Wow, what a nice friend to share her rhubarb with you! Love that cute monkey, I needed a good laugh! I love rhubarb too, and made a crisp last week with some we bought from a farm stand.

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  12. YUM!!! GREAT timing, Diana! My neighbor just gave me a bag of rhubarb and I was wondering what I was going to make with it! I love the stuff - hubby does not. Toooo bad! More for me! :) Have a great weekend, sweetie!

    xoxo laurie

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  13. Yum. Can you come over and make that for me?

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  14. I just love rhubarb! Don't get it much down here. In the stores rarely and them very pricey. Looks so good. Bob's family in Ky used to had loads of rhubarb goodies. I may go find some just for this dish. Hugs, Ginger

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