Monday, June 4, 2012

Rhubarb Dessert


Growing up out in rural Washington, we had a pretty
big yard which also meant we had a pretty big garden.
Our folks always had 4 large rhubarb plants
and a never ending supply of rhubarb for making cobbler,
one of our Dad's all time favorite treats.
Even though we all complained about having our rows to weed
in the garden, it has been quite funny to see most of us kids grow up to be avid gardeners.
My parents are still stunned at this.:)
I, out of probably all my siblings am probably the most sappy and sentimental
so I of course have to have at least 2 big rhubarb plants in my garden to remind me of my childhood.
Problem is my hubby doesn't like rhubarb and neither does my daughter.
Last week there was a recipe attached to our church newsletter that I just had to try
and hey it was all about rhubarb!
Even better~this is by far one of the tastiest desserts I've ever made.
I have no idea who contributed the recipe but it is quite delicious!

Rhubarb Dessert
6 cups chopped rhubarb
1 cup sugar
1 3 oz package strawberry jello
1 cup water
1 white cake mix
1/2 cup margarine or butter

Put rhubarb into a 9 x 13 pan.
Sprinkle sugar on top.
Sprinkle jello powder over top.
Add water carefully over jello powder.
Sprinkle cake mix over top.
Melt margarine or butter and drizzle over top.
Do NOT mix.
Bake at 375 degrees for 1 hour.
Because there are only 3 of us in our family I always have more than we can consume
so I usually split the recipe into 2 disposable 8x8" square pans.
That way we can keep one and I can run the other over to my parents.
Boy was my Dad in heaven tonight!

Tomorrow I'm building another raised garden bed to put in an awkward spot
in my yard that I'm amazed I didn't think of doing before.
I have proclaimed this year to be "The Year of My Garden".
I have spent more time outside lately than in and it has been wonderful!:)

3 comments:

{ Kristen } said...

This looks SO yummy! Nothing says summer is here like rhubarb!

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

I can't even remember the last time I tasted a rhubarb dessert or crisp. This has my mouth watering, that's for sure!

The Larsen Gang said...

Oh, I remember your family garden growing up, and your huge back yard. I always wanted room to roam like that.
I don't really like rhubarb either, but I will admit, that this looks yummy! I'm glad your parents live close so you can spoil them, Nicole!

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