I had great plans for the rhubarb, most of which involved a wonderful recipe I have for rhubarb bread pudding, but each year the rhubarb would come and go and I would do nothing [hangs head]. But not this year!
We all went out to the yard yesterday afternoon and I had my gardening gloves with me and decided it was time to pick rhubarb!
Here is what I picked. Not bad for what is just one plant!
Owen is photobombing my rhubarb picture:
And here is the plant after I had done the picking -- still a lot left! Owen always called this plant "Mommy's lettuce."
And here's what I picked before I cut off the poisonous leaves. I decided to do that outside, since Plum eats any greens he can find, and I didn't want to have to rush to the vet...
Owen was a big helper while making the rhubarb. He got Very Mad when I took the rhubarb to cook it, but then I gave him the trimmed off ends to play with and he sat there for a good 40 minutes putting them in the cup and then the pot and stirring and whatnot.
Here's the rhubarb before I cooked it. 7 cups! I decided I would make it into a rhubarb sauce like my mother always does, since I didn't have the ingredients for the bread pudding.
And here is the finished product, after chilling in the fridge overnight. I had a bowl for breakfast and it was delicious! Owen wouldn't try any...yet.