Friday, May 25, 2018

An Old-fashioned Day

The little wagon filled with pretty.  : )  

We needed something more in this corner of the yard that looks pretty boring without flowers.


Yesterday afternoon, I baked a rhubarb pie (recipe below) and while preparing it, somehow it made me feel old-fashioned.  Something about rhubarb that goes WAY back into my childhood evokes good memories.  Every year I remember rhubarb pies, sauces, and custards made and shared.  When I was in 4-H in my young days, I even entered a pie baking contest and the pie I made was rhubarb custard!  So rhubarb is in my blood.  : )

This is a new recipe for me but once tasted I new I had a winner.  It's very good.  : )  So, if you like rhubarb, this might be something you would want to try.

RHUBARB CUSTARD PIE

1, 9" unbaked pie shell

Pie filling:
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
3 Tbsp. flour
2 eggs, beaten
4 cups rhubarb, sliced into small-ish pieces

Topping:
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup butter
1 pinch salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Stir together the dry ingredients for the filling and then stir in the beaten eggs and add the rhubarb and mix well.  Pour into unbaked pie shell.  

For the topping - mix together the sugar and flour in a small bowl.  Using a fork, cut in the butter until the mixture becomes crumbly and then sprinkle that over the rhubarb filling.  

Bake for one hour at 350 degrees.  (I'm not sure if my oven was baking cooler than normal, but it actually took about 1 hour, 15 minutes - you'll have to check occasionally when baking).

Enjoy!!!!!

The three components to making this pie - shell, filling, and topping.

Before the oven.

Out of the oven.  Buttery, sugary, puffy, crisp, custardy - all in one pie plate. 
Mmmmmmmmmm.............................    : )

We got a LOT of rain last night (thank you Lord!) and although it looked like it could have been very stormy it only amounted to some wind but fortunately the rain (with lightning that is so good for all the plantings).  Today is supposed to be another hot and humid day with another chance of storms this afternoon.

So, since I didn't get any card making done yesterday, I'm going to choose this day in which to do that.  The house is clean, the laundry is done, the errands are finished - I can settle down and create something.  : )

That's it from here.  Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit - I really do appreciate it when you do.  God bless.





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