Friday, July 23, 2010

Food Friday

This has nothing to do with Food Friday, but I had to go down memory lane. It was on this very Friday afternoon last year that Randall and I found out we were having a boy. I have been a "boy mom" for a year now and it makes my heart most happy. This day last year was one of the most exciting days of my life. I remember the anticipation and the butterflies in my somach as though it was just yesterday. It was a year ago tomorrow that we named him Henry while we were in Memphis buying his fabric and registering for different things. So sweet, so on to the main event for today...the food!

Rhubarb Pie
This is a family favorite from my mother's side. I had the pleasure of eating this very piece if pie that you see in the above photo this past week. My sweet Mawmaw made a rhubarb pie just for little ole me. I loved it and loved texting my Aunt J about the pie and making her jealous! hee hee

3 cups sliced rhubarb
dash of salt
1/2 t orange peel
1 cup sugar
3 T flour
2 refrigerated pie crusts
3 T butter

Combine rhubarb, sugar, flour, orange peel and salt. Fill 9 inch pie crust. Dot with butter and adjust top crust. Crimp edges together. Bake in a 450 degree oven for 10 minutes, then change temp to 350 degrees for 30 to 50 minutes or until juices boil up. Cover edges of crust with foil if it browns too fast. (if you use frozen rhubarb you may need to cook longer) It is tart, sweet and just plain yummy!

I made chicken and dumplings this week for the first time. I cooked a 5 pound chicken, deboned it and used half of it for this dish and the other half for my Meemaw's chicken spaghetti (making it this weekend). I used Bisquick for the dumplings. It was pretty good! I served it in our John Deere bowls. I never use those dishes unless it is something real southern...this fit!

And what is Food Friday without my little foodie himself! Hard to believe that is the same little boy in the ultrasound picture above. He was in the kitchen with me the night I made dumplings and was talking the entire time. He screams when he talks. I think it is time to learn some sign language and turn the volume down a bit. He is one loud child, but I just love how excited he is about life. He loves the kitchen. I think he knows he will get juice, puffs and baby food if he sits there long enough. So smart, already!

Happy Food Friday!


Kelley said...

Thanks for the recipe! He looks like such a cutie pie!

Sarah Beth said...

I saw the rhubarb in the store yesterday and I thought, "YUM! Rhubarb pie!". So funny that you posted the recipe the very same day. That must be a sign...I'm going to make it this weekend!

Sarah Beth said...

Oh, and if you want to make even easier dumplings, use can biscuits (whop biscuits according to my mama. Ha!). Tear them into thirds and throw those bad boys in. YUM!

Anonymous said...

I am definitely perplexed. I look at the photo of little Samuel driving your "cavy" and then I look at the photo of Henry in the high chair...and I am really torn between which one of the photos displays the cutest kid. Let's just call it a tie and put some photos of David, Daniel, and Anna in the mix. We can all vote.