Rhubarb Dream Bars
Rhubarb Dream Bars, no dream just real life in the land of abundant rhubarb. If you’re looking for a way to use up that rhubarb out of your garden these use 4 WHOLE cups of rhubarb. And Rhubarb Dream Bars with their shortbread crust, and that top layer with just a delicate bit of a crust that gives way to a gooey layer of almost custard are quite a delight to eat, or give, or eat. Whatever you do just make Rhubarb Dream Bars and bring me some, ok?
Use It Or Lose It
Last week a friend came over looked at my rhubarb patch and said “you better use that rhubarb up!” and the funny thing was I HAD been using it! I’d been cranking out crisps, rhubarb soda, Crock Pot Cobblers, Rhubarb Bars, Strawberry Rhubarb Bars, and Rhubarb Juice, yet it still looked like I hadn’t touched it. So in a fit of USE IT OR LOSE I decide to USE IT. I went at my patch with a vengeance and after going through a 1/4 of it I had 10 quarts in the freezer for winter use and a nice big batch of these dream bars. While I was at it, I took out all the under stalks and cleaned it all up and it looks so sad and barren but never mind my freezer is bulging full of rhubarb. And I have so much more to go! We are going to be eating so much rhubarb this winter.
I did leave several stalks on each plant though so it does have a way to regenerate and come back nice and healthy for another harvest this summer, what-am-I-even-saying?!? Oh well, I had someone suggest I bring to the new Palmer Food Swap and I might just go for it.
Do you live in the Palmer area? You should come to the Palmer Food Swap, (and bring these!) it’s doing to be great fun!