Sunday, May 23, 2010
rhubarb, honeysuckle, and snow
My rhubarb is so happy and the other day I noticed it was starting to shoot up some flowers. I told Kelsey to go break them off. I went out there a little later and Kendal had also broken off 8 or so stems. She made a nice little hole because all the stems she took were from the same spot! So, that means I got to make Rhubarb Crumble. We love it and so does everyone else that has tried it. I think I will make more next week.
4 cups diced rhubarb
1/2 cup sugar
1 3 oz pkg red jello
1 pkg white cake mix
1/3 cup melted marg or butter
1 cup water
In an 8 inch baking dish (I use a 'small' 9 by 13), place ingredients in the order given. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Serve with ice cream!
Now I saw 'small' 9 by 13 because I have a few rectangular pans that are not quite 9 by 13, but for some reason that is what I still call them instead of 7 1/2 by 12 or 8 by 11 1/2 or whatever they are! The recipe overflows a normal 8 by 8 inch pan.
Over a month or so ago I got tired of my scraggly looking and aphid invested honeysuckle shrub. I whacked it. I thought I might have killed it, but look! I didn't! We have fresh, new, green growth!
Here it is next to the 6 foot fence, and below is it's twin next to the same fence, but further down the yard. I am so glad it decided to live. Maybe I will give the twin a haircut next spring!
Now last but not least, on Friday the 22nd of the beautiful month of May I woke up to big fat snowflakes falling. I didn't think to take a picture while the big fatties were coming down, but I did take a picture before it melted. Crazy, this May has been! Kendal had a birthday party on the 22nd also, and gladly it warmed up a bit by the afternoon. I wish it would have been a little warmer though - we had to build a fire!