Rhubard Custard Pie
4-5 cups chopped rhubard, 1½ cups sugar (I use Splenda), ½ cup flour, ¼ teaspoon nutmeg, 3 eggs, ¼ cup milk or half & half
Mix sugar, flour and nutmeg. Add eggs and milk. Blend well. Mix with cut rhubarb. Pour into bottom crust and place top crust, crimping edges. Cut vent holes and sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 350° for 1 hour. Enjoy.....
It's still unreasonably hot here in the Pacific Northwest. It was 86° in my living room this morning at 9am. I've got the doors & windows open on the west side of the house and in a couple hours I'll close them and open up the east side. All the fans are running at full blast. I went out and watered all the pots & hanging baskets this morning and I've got the sprinkler running in the front yard. I think I'm going to let it run most of the day, it seems to cool down the air coming in the front windows. Our predicted high is 92° today. Yesterday it was very close to that if not higher. The main concern is the poor air quality. They are still asking people to cut down on their driving if possible, not to mow their lawns with gas powered lawnmowers, etc. And advising those with asthma & other respiratory issues to stay indoors. I have no plans of going anywhere again today. I'm in my mu-mu again & later after it gets really warm in here, I'm going to make some popcorn and watch a movie~pretending I'm really at the air conditioned theater up the street. I have already baked some pork chops for tonight's dinner and will add a salad and veggie, later. We can heat the meat up in the microwave if necessary. Personally I don't mind them cold.
This weather reminds me of the summer of 1971 when Jimmy was born. It had been like this for weeks before he was born and for weeks after we brought him home. The day we left the hospital, we put him in his cute little "going home" outfit and by the time we got home, his hair was all wet from the heat. We brought him in the house and stripped him down to a diaper and put him in his cradle. I would lay a receiving blanket over the top of the cradle about half way down, just to keep a draft off him. But he started out his days on this earth with only a diaper. I can't help thinking about him today in the hot building running his big printing press. I hope they've got the fans going & the big doors open.
Well folks that's all for now. I'm going to go and try to get a few things done before this oven I call my home gets any warmer. Now at noon, it's 88° here in the living room and 84° on the front porch~which will get warmer because it's on the west. Until next time....Linda