Saturday, June 29, 2013

Weekend Cooking; Desserts {feeding the men}

It has been a crazy week here and some how in the midst of that I made two pretty incredible treats.  While we were out of town my mom stayed at our house to dog sit and garden sit and we thank you for that so much!  She even had dinner waiting for us on Monday night as we drove in to town.  Thank you Mom!

She left us some rhubarb (yes, MORE!) so I made a pie.  When College Boy was young he made this blindingly goofy statement to us that he didn't like pie "never tried it, never will", which is funny coming out of a 5-year-old's mouth.  And then about middle school he tried it.  I don't know what inspired him to try it but it was while we lived in Arkansas.  It is my husband's favorite dessert-especially rhubarb.  I found this wonderful Martha Stewart recipe for rhubarb pie-with a crumb top.  I think this might be my forever-go-to-pie.  It was that good and pretty easy.  I made my own crust.

Then as I cried my eyes out on Wednesday night (see this related post for explanation) I made amazing chocolate chip cookies.  I've spent time looking for a wonderful recipe and this one just might be it.  I found them at The Tender Crumb blog.  I didn't have pastry flour and I did use dark chocolate chunks instead of the chocolate suggested but I loved that this recipe made a large quantity.  They were delicious and I was able to pack up a large box for College Boy to take on his road trip and fishing.

This post is linked to Beth Fish Reads' Weekend Cooking meme.  Click her link to find many other food-related posts.