Rhubarb on a Monday morning.

I hope everyone had a glorious fathers day, had some time to relax and hopefully get a few loads of laundry in so you’re not stinky for your next week of work. And if your not going to work today then you are a lucky son of a gun!

img_3871I sit here on this Monday morning casually drinking my morning brew and eating rhubarb crunch that I made yesterday for a family gathering. Rhubarb Crunch is a family tradition and is one of the formal spring and summer sweet treat to make. Rhubarb grows wild where my family is from in northern Wisconsin. When it grows it looks like tall pink celery with giant leaves.

What, you want to know how to make it? Well here it is! It’s probably one of the easiest dishes to make and one of the most delicious! This is what you’ll need:

  • Enough rhubarb to have about 4 cups chopped
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • a couple of tablespoons of flour

For the crunch part you’ll need:

  • 2 sticks of butter
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup old fashion oatmeal

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Cut the rhubarb into small chunks. If a piece of stalk is thick then cut it long ways in half and then dice it.img_4801This is what you want it to look like. Then after, add the cup of sugar and the couple of tablespoons of flour and mix together.

Now time for the crunch:

In another bowl put all the crunch ingredients together and I use my hands to mix it all. Its chunky and weird, but that’s how it is supposed to be.

Use a 9×9 dish, I only have a 8×11 and it works well. Then you will grease the dish with butter or oil whatever you prefer. Then sprinkle a little crumble on the bottom of the dish. After, add the rhubarb and then top it off with the crunch. img_4807Now bake for about an hour at 375!

You want the rhubarb to get soft so when you think its ready, it probably isn’t. I might bubble and you want the crunch to be a golden brown.

img_4809img_4810Now you know how to make Rhubarb Crunch! This is my Grandma Jan Esch Recipe and it delightful!

Now this can be eaten by itself, with ice cream or how my dad eats it and he puts it in a bowl with some milk. Whatever you prefer.

Well, I think I have had enough sugar and coffee to get me through my Monday morning.

Lets kick this Mondays ASS!

Peace out Girl Scouts.

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