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.


Beth F said...

Rhubarb pie is a big favorite around here. So funny that your boy was anti-pie for so long. Those cookies -- with the dark chocolate -- sound wonderful.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I've never tried rhubarb pie. I actually never even seen it. Not terribly sure if I've seen a rhubarb. Is that a warm climate food? Not sure. Must check rhubarb out. Bet it is amazing.

Paula said...

You have me drooling! I LOVE rhubarb pie and haven't made one this year. Better get busy before the rhubarb is all gone!

Cecelia said...

Both of those treats look fabulous! My mom used to make a really lovely, tart strawberry-rhubarb pie (or crisp, depending on her mood!), and I still think about it from time to time. I need to get the ingredients and reproduce it for myself this summer!

Yvonne @ Fiction Books Reviews said...

Hi Michelle,

I hope that your son arrived safely at his destination and that things are settling into a new kind of routine at home.

I'm sure that he would have enjoyed those chocolate chip cookies, despite his protestations. He probably ate most of them as soon as he was out of site of the house!!

Some of the best recipe results are produced when you have to improvise a little on the ingredients.

I love rhubarb, although here in the UK 'rhubarb and warm custard' was always the traditional way to serve it up when I was a child ... I say when, because hubbie hates the stuff, so in the 34 years we have been married, I haven't eaten it more than a handful of times, when we have eaten out and it was on the dessert menu.

My dad used to have a massive rhubarb patch in the garden, so we seemingly had a never ending supply ... This is not quite an accurate representation of how I remember it, but it is the closest I could find.

Have a good week,


Ali said...

Oh, my, those look good! It's in the 90s here today, and we don't have air conditioning. Why is it that I'm always tempted to bake when it's too hot?