Friday, November 09, 2012

Friday (finally a post)

I suppose I could make excuses for not posting, but they really are not valid.  I plain just did not get to it!

Here's a photo of the quilt I am making for the great-grand daughter to be (we hope they were right in the prediction). 

I had the top on my design wall when I took this photo.  It's sandwiched onto the fleece & ready to quilt.

Plus, I've been drying the rest of the apples from this year's harvest, doing some cleaning / organizing and a bit of knitting.

Mmmmmmmmmmm I just got done making a rhubarb custard pie for dessert tonight.  I shall share the recipe with you all - it is from my dad's mother & was the one my mom used when we were growing up (I didn't even know there was another kind of rhubarb pie until I was an adult - who would have known they made rhubarb pie using only rhubarb????????).

Grandmother Bertha's Rhubarb Custard Pie
Double crust for a pie - use your favorite recipe
5 cups of chopped rhubarb
1 cup sugar
2-3 eggs
1/3 cup flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Roll out the bottom crust and put it into the pie pan.
Stir the fruit & other ingredients together and pour into the bottom crust.
Roll out the top crust and place it onto the pie, covering the filling.  Crimp crust and cut a vent.
Bake at 350 degrees for about an hour - MAKE SURE THE PIE IS DONE - put a fork into the filling and see if it comes out clean, ie. the custard test.

This is the absolute best rhubarb pie one can make!!

And this evening I got in a bit of quilting on the baby quilt, plus some knitting on my dad's sweater & some spinning!


Kathy said...

Yes, my mother made rhubarb custard pie. I was baffled when someone suggested rhubarb strawberry pie. We just finished a rhubarb pie and I tried brown sugar instead of white -- also good.

Kathy said...

I forgot to say the most important thing -- that your quilt for little Hazel is beautiful. I look forward to hearing that she has arrived safe and sound.

drMolly, the BeanQueen