Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day Recipe

It wouldn't be Mother's Day in the Midwest (at least in our family) without the first pickins of rhubarb or a warm rhubarb crisp cooling on the counter.















Binny and I harvested the first of the rhubarb and made 2 big casserole dishes of strawberry rhubarb crisp. One for my mother-in-law (The same woman who has lost over 50 pounds since she started her diet a few months ago. Really though besides the one stick of butter and of course the sugar in this recipe, it's pretty healthy.) and one for us. I will make more for the rest of the Grandmas as we see them over the next few weeks.

The recipe is very simple and since I don't really measure ingredients this is just a rough guide.

1. clean and rough chop rhubarb and strawberries and toss into a baking pan. Make sure you fill the pan to the top with fruit as it will shrink during the baking process.



2. Add about 1/2 cup of sugar and a few tablespoons of corn starch to the fruit. The sugar for sweetness and the corn starch to thicken the sauce. Then toss to coat evenly.



3. The topping- 3/4 cup brown sugar, 1 cup flour, 1/2 cup oats, 1 Tbsp. baking powder, 1 stick of softened butter, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix together with a fork until all of the butter is worked into the dry ingredients. Cover the fruit with the topping and bake in a 375 degree oven for 45 min to an hour depending on the size of your dish.



My husband and his family insist in eating this warm with vanilla ice cream, but I like it plain at room temperature.

Happy Mother's Day to all, and especially to all of the moms in my life! Since I rarely get sentimental, I thought a recipe would be the best way to celebrate a gushy, mushy, emotional, mom-centered holiday. Enjoy!

14 comments:

Sidhe said...

Nice recipe, I'm going to make it (using frozen strawberries since I'm working on cleaning out the freezer in anticipation of garden season!). And if it weren't raining I'd make your asparagus treats from the other day since that's big enough to eat now too! Your pictures are always so great! Happy Mothers Day!

Kelly said...

That looks beautiful and yummy.

Happy Mother's Day!

Heather said...

i wish I liked Rhubarb that looks fantastic.

Shady Lady said...

Wow, that looks yummy. Freckle brought over a rhubarb cake on moving day...it was awesome. Who knew rhubarb could be so good?! Well, I guess you and Freckle did or you wouldn't have cooked it...

Happy Mother's Day!!

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Troy Boy said...

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

LL Cool Joe said...

Amazing photos as usual! I like Rhubarb and custard. But it has to be all sugary for me.

Anyway, I'm on a diet and seeing those photos is making me sooo hungry!

Happy Mother's Day!

Riot Kitty said...

Those pictures are adorable, and it looks yummy!

Funnyrunner said...

huh. I've never had rhubarb, and here you are growing it on your farm. What a fabulous childhood your girls are having...

Banteringblonde said...

Happy Mother's Day! This recipe sounds to die for! I'll be rummaging around for it some time this summer ---- right now I need to lose a few!

sheila said...

WONDERFUL post! I just LOVE LOVE LOVE that pic of Binny with that expression on her face! What an AWESOME shot! GREAT capture!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Hope you had a great day. Yummy recipe. I'm jealous you already have rhubarb.

Rachel said...

OMG, this looks delicious! I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

Gift of Green said...

This looks absolutely yummy; I've never had rhubarb pie (or rhubarb for that matter).