The lazy cook who is in charge of my kitchen made a few changes to this recipe for Rhubarb Cream Bars yesterday.
Obviously, I didn’t make bars! It was supposed to be made in a 9 x 13″ pan. My plan was to take half of the bars to the folks who gave me the rhubarb. I knew they would be hard to get out of the pan if I tried to get them out while warm and since I didn’t want to wait til they cooled, because then it would be dark and I don’t drive at dark, I used two pie pans inside of one 9 x 13 pan.
The recipe calls for icing – cream cheese, whipped cream, powdered sugar. It’s a delicious icing. My plan was to take the pie pan of warm rhubarb to the neighbors, along with a container of icing. They could add their own icing once the bars cooled.
Then I realized I have not one, not two but THREE cans of Reddi-Wip in the fridge. Honestly, I just now realized it’s not Readi-Whip. Who knew??
Anyway, I had one can that had never been opened so that would go to the neighbor. I had one can that said “best by 2/2021” so I tasted it and it was fine so that’s what we used. I still have another can in the fridge that hasn’t “expired”. Addie loves that stuff and I guess it’s one of those things I’d buy because I couldn’t remember if I had it or not. The best by 2/2021 can is obviously left over from Thanksgiving.
The bars are delicious even with my short cuts!
The link to the recipe is in the first sentence of the post. 🙂
April Reeves says
I don’t think I have ever had rhubarb. A coworker from up North has asked about not being able to find it so I did some research and well, it is just not readily available down here. I wonder if whole foods might carry it.
Judy Laquidara says
It is almost impossible to find in the grocery stores, even in Missouri. I don’t think I ever saw it in Louisiana or Texas. Every now and then, I can find frozen in bags in a grocery store here. If I ever get mine planted and it produces . . not next year but maybe the next, I’ll send you some.
Lorraine Croy says
Fond memories of my mom’s rhubarb custard pie with meringue topping. I have the recipe….never turns out quite like hers!