Monday, July 4, 2011

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

We had a pretty good 4th of July. It is my favorite holiday, but since the BBQ we were invited to was last night, we didn't have any plans for today. It was so hot today! I went on a walk and got overheated. It took me all afternoon to cool down (since we don't have air conditioning). I really wish we had a pool!! J and I spent a lot of quality time together today, which is always good. This evening we went on a search for fireworks, my only real request for my favorite holiday. We found a park to go to online and when we got there it looked like everyone was leaving. It turns out their show was the night before! The Rose Bowl had a big show but it costs $13 each, plus parking. We decided to look for a place to park near the bowl so we could see their show. Lots of other people had our same idea, and after a lot of drama and pouting (on my part), J saved the day and we parked on the side of a road in a perfect spot to see the fireworks. This made my day all better and fulfilled all my hopes for a good 4th! Thank you sweetheart for saving the day!

My hubby! Kinda a weird picture, but there he is, being my hero!

 Smiley face firework

 The white glittery ones are my favorite!

I love Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp! I had it for dessert at a restaurant several weeks back, so I looked for a recipe to make it at home. This recipe was so easy and tasted just like the one from the one I had at dinner.

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp
1 13/ cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup sugar
1 lemon zested
1 stick butter melted
1 1/2 cup rhubarb, chopped
4 cups strawberries, chopped
1/2 cups sugar
1 lemon, juiced
1 pinch salt
3 Tbsp cornstarch
Optional: vanilla ice cream!
Stir together melted butter, lemon zest, flour, sugar and baking powder.
 Once it is crumbly, place in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Chop rhubarb and strawberries.
Mix together rhubarb, sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice and salt.
Pour in the bottom of a baking dish.

Sprinkle topping over the filling.
Bake for 45 minutes on 375 degrees. 
Serve with ice cream! oooorrrrr for Breakfast the next day, and the next and the next until it is alll gone!
This recipe is also linked up to Sweet as Sugar Cookies Blog, head on over to see a whole bunch of fabulous treats!

1 comment:

Lisa said...

What a lovely dessert. How great that you were able to recreate it. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog till Monday and I'd love it if you'd come by and link your crisp up.