Sunday, May 17, 2009
I have loved rhubarb since I was a little girl. I remember that every Sunday the entire family went to Grandma's for dinner. There were ten children in my dad's family so this was not a small group! My job was to watch the pies that were sitting on the porch railing and let my grandma know when they were cool. I wonder what I did to get that job! I did get to sit in the big porch swing while I dutifully watched the pies.
There was nothing better than Grandma's rhubarb pie. Sadly, the recipe did not get shared so I have been on a quest for a rhubarb recipe that can be shared with the family and will take satisfy my hunger for great rhubarb.
Today I made Kristin's Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp at The Kitchen Sink. It was not overly tart or sweet. It was delicious! T loved the crunch of the oats in the topping. It is worth a repeat. We loved it.
At a family reunion last summer I got to go to Grandma's old house and sit in the old porch swing. There weren't any pies to watch cool but I did visit with cousins and we tried to figure out what it was that I could have done to be given the dubious honor of "pie watcher!"