Friday, June 28, 2013

Sade and I made pies the other day.

I have some friends in my neighborhood who have an ENORMOUS rhubarb plant.  They always tell me to just walk in their backyard and hack some stalks off anytime, so I finally did it a couple of days ago.  And dude, that plant was soooo big!  The leaves themselves were probably the size of...a nightstand table.  That's the only thing I can think of right now that would compare.  They were huge.  So I hacked the stalks off the plant, literally thew them over my shoulder (they were really heavy) and headed home.

Micah was taking a compulsory nap, thank goodness, so Sadie and I had the kitchen to ourselves.  We made strawberry rhubarb pies.  Here she is, after having put bits of butter atop the pies:
Cutting strips of pastry to make the lattice tops:

Weaving the lattice tops:
We brushed the tops with milk, then sprinkled them with sugar.  Sadie went a little crazy on this part:
 Waiting to go into the oven:
Um, I forgot to take "after" pictures, but here is an old picture of a finished rhubarb pie I made once:
It's yummers.  I gave all but one away - to the bestowers of the lovely rhubarb, and to the ladies I visit teach. :)  If you want the recipe, you can find it here.


Kathleen said...

I don't like rhubarb, but those look so nice. You girls are very talented.

April Sattison said...

Love Strawberry Rhubarb pie... yummmmmmm.... drool

Megan said...

MMMMmmmm!! I LOVE your rhubarb pie! It's soooo goood! :)

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