A few days ago Erin of Garden Now - Think Later and I were sending back and forth comments pertaining to my recent post on making meat balls. She said that she was going to make Swedish Meat Balls over Noodles for dinner that night and I jokingly said that sounded wonderful, what time was she serving? (Since I invited myself, I volunteered to bring a pie for dessert. How generous was that?) Granted it would have been one heckuva drive for dinner . . . from northern-most Minnesota to the coast of Virgina . . . but it sure sounded good!
She wrote back that I should make it a Rhubarb Pie, please. That got me going. Having a weak mind and being easily programmable (is that a real word?), I started thinking about how very much I LOVE rhubarb. Mmm-mm, love it, love it, love it.
And thinking about rhubarb reminded me of a little book I bought a couple of years ago.
"Life's Little Rhubarb Cookbook: 101 Rhubarb Recipes" written by Joan Bestwick. What a good book!
As you can see, even though I've had the book for some time and have used it a lot, there are still many rhubarb recipes that I've yet to try. Actually, I probably needn't have taken the trouble to mark all the recipes I want to make. I could have just started at the first page and worked my way completely through the book.
So maybe none of us have access to fresh rhubarb in January, but some of you might have some frozen in the freezer. Or perhaps, if you're a rhubarb lover like I am, you'll want to check a copy of this great little book out of the library to see if you like it as much as I do. Then come spring time, you'll be standing over the rhubarb plant just as anxious as I will be for the first stalks to be big enough to use in one of these wonderful recipes.
The train to Looneyville is picking up speed.
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