Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Joy of Rhubarb
My hubby and I picked our backyard rhubarb for the first time this year. I ended up freezing 15 cups of rhubarb from our four rhubarb plants. Quite a haul for so early in the spring.
I like to use my husband's Foodsaver to freeze the rhubarb. It's such a treat to make a rhubarb dessert in the middle of winter.
We have an old variety of rhubarb growing in our garden, which is why it's green, not red.
I wouldn't dare waste any of this precious rhubarb. I adore rhubarb. We almost bought a house just because it had rhubarb in the backyard. I love strawberry-rhubarb pie. And one of my husband's favorite dessert is rhubarb custard bars, a recipe I found several years back from Cooking Light magazine.
Even people who don't think they like rhubarb love these bars. How could you not like a recipe with butter, cream cheese and Cool Whip? If you have rhubarb, you have to give this recipe a try.