Friday, June 12, 2009

rhubarb rejection

For about a week I had some stalks of rhubarb sitting in my fridge that I had purchased from the farmers market. Well last night I decided to do something about it. I thought that the family would like a nice dessert after dinner. So I went online looked up an easy recipe that included berries and rhubarb and went to work (I tweaked the recipe a bit and added some raspberries and decreased the sugar just a tiny bit). As I was slicing up the berries and the rhubarb, my youngest daughter asked me "why are you puttting the strawberries with the celery?" I knew from then on that convincing her that the rhubarb actually would be good in the crisp was going to be a hard sell. Well it turns out that it was a hard sell not only to her but also to her older sister and her dad (who claims that he has no affinity toward rhubarb whatsoever)-so it was up to me to show the rhubarb some love. I had some after dinner last night and then some for breakfast this morning with my coffee. I then took some to my dear friends house for dessert (after our lunch) and we ate it along with the coconut milk cream she had bought for us. At last I found someone with the proper appreciation for rhubarb-thanks friend!