Thursday, May 14, 2009

I'm in a Rhubarb State of Mind...

My awesome Sister-in-law gave us four rhubarb roots to plant in our yard! I grew up eating lots and LOTS of rhubarb, as my grandma grew tons of it and both of my parents loved it. The hubby's Mom also has a GIGANTIC section of rhubarb in her garden (it's seriously huge--trust me, it's enormous), which is where my Sis-in-law got her roots from. These little plants will be huge in a few years!












Doesn't this scream "Feed Me Seymour!?!"













She also pulled some stalks off her plants and gave us a gallon ziploc stuffed full of rhubarb. Of course, I had to make some rhubarb sauce! I love eating it on Angel Food Cake. For any of you who've never eaten rhubarb, WHY IN SAM-HELLLLLLS NOT?? It is deliciously tart and is fantastic in quick breads and pairs especially well with goat cheese! Oh lordy lordy. It's so good!















Sugar Free Rhubarb Sauce

6 c rhubarb, diced
1/4 c water
1 .3 oz sugar-free raspberry gelatin (you could use strawberry, but I prefer raspberry)
1-1 1/2 c splenda

Place rhubarb and water in 2 qt saucepan. It will nearly fill the pan, but will break down quickly. Bring to a boil over high heat. Stir and turn heat down to medium-low and cover. Stir occasionally, simmering for 10-15 minutes until rhubarb has broken down. Turn heat down to low, add gelatin and 1 c splenda. Mix thoroughly and add remaining sugar to taste. Remove from heat and serve warm or cold.

10 comments:

mommaof4wife2r said...

feed me seymour! ha!!!

Dr. Wifey said...

i have never in my life had rubarb. may have to try it now

Brandy said...

I've never had rubarb either. It looks a little scary though...

Amy @ Finer Things said...

I've eaten it. I've loved it (strawberry-rhubarb pie anyone?)but I've never cooked with it. Send me some, k?

Aubrey said...

Oh how I ♥ me some rhubarb! Num, num!!

Michaela said...

I would have to try it again. I wasn't a big fan of it as a kid, but that recipe does sound good!!

Jenni Jiggety said...

I have never tried rhubarb!!

CaraBee said...

That's twice in the last 24 hours that I have been told to try rhubarb. I'm starting to think the cosmos might be trying to tell me something because I couldn't tell you the last time I heard or read about rhubarb. It has to have been years.

Ginny Marie said...

We ate rhubarb straight from the garden when I was a kid. Just snap off the leaf, rinse under the hose, and eat! Yum! Maybe I need to start a rhubarb patch at my house.

theArthurClan said...

Oh man, that photo looks scrumptious! Yum-mo!