Thursday, September 30, 2010

Finally Finding Rhubarb

Ever since we moved to Texas, almost four years ago, Jon has had yearning for some Strawberry Rhubarb Pie.

Several years ago while we were grocery shopping at Wal-mart Jon decided that he wanted to find rhubarb to make himself a pie. We search high and low looking for rhubarb, but there was none to be found. We even asked the woman, who was our cashier if she knew when they would have rhubarb. She looked at us as if we were from another planet! Jon and I left the store stunned that this woman knew nothing about rhubarb.

We tried to reason it out in our heads and the conclusion that we came to is that rhubarb must not be a southern thing. This seemed so odd to us, because southerners are know for the expertise with food of all kinds. Yet they apparently possessed little to know knowledge about rhubarb. I am certain that if we asked Paula Deen about rhubarb she would know what we were talking about.

So I guess you could say that we had give up hope. To be honest we had never looked for rhubarb again, because we just assumed that we could not get it. Oh how wrong we were...

On our way home from church on Sunday we needed basil, because Jon was making bruschetta. Instead of driving to Wal-mart, like we always do, we decided to go to Super 1 Foods. It is another grocery store that we rarely go to, however this time we were on a little bit of an adventure. After finding the basil we were looking for we began to browse through the fruits and veggies, just to check out what they had.

We were shocked when we stumbled upon rhubarb! It was right there with the other vegetables. We could not believe it. I googled Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, so that we could find out what ingredients we would need for this pie. I was so happy for Jon! Finally he would be able to have the pie of his dreams!

This afternoon I got off work early. I had a few errands to run, but after those were finished I came home and made Jon's pie. It's a surprise so don't tell him, but I can't wait to enjoy this dessert with him tonight after dinner. I am not sure if he is going to want dinner after he finds out what is for dessert!


Kendra said...

What a great surprise!! I'm not a big rhubarb fan, but how fun to be able to surprise him like that.

Weightless said...

Enjoy! I've only seen Rhubarb in the store a few times (I live in CA) but I've heard about it a lot online.:)

Losing Brownies said...

What a great surprise!

Jen said...

Now I want strawberry rhubarb pie, which is one of my favourite pies. Hope your husband enjoyed it.

Jen Newsham said...

Kendra - It was a very nice surprise!

Weightless - Thanks! The pie was great!

Losing Brownies - It was. He loved it.

Jen - We did enjoy it. I had never had it before, but it was good!


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