Rhubarb Bread

a rainy clothesline
It was a busy weekend for us.  Saturday brought rain for a better part of the day, but that worked out okay since we planned on doing a lot of running around.  Jay joined me on my day of monthly grocery shopping.  We started the day off by going to breakfast at a local coffee shop.  From there was the Farmer's Market to buy meat, seafood and a few veggies and then the grocery stores.  We returned home to unpack everything and then decided "what the heck" and headed up north.

For those familiar with this area of upstate New York, you know that a trip to Oscar's Smokehouse will result in a return home with mouth-watering glorious fresh-smoked bacon, ham, sausage, etc.  Just the aroma once you've stepped into the retail store makes you want to drool.  {you'll be happy to know I didn't, but it was hard}  In addition to the things that "accidentally" leaped into our basket, we also bought some thick-cut bacon to throw in the freezer and enjoy with the first BLT's of the season once we have fresh tomatoes.  Can't wait!  A quick stop at the outlets in Lake George to look for sandals {success!} and then back home to cook fresh scallops and cod with crispy risotto cakes for dinner.

Today I made the first Rhubarb Quick Bread of the season with rhubarb I bought at the Farmer's Market.  I haven't yet planted my own so I usually buy it throughout the growing season to make bread, cake and pie.  I also had a few overly ripe bananas in the kitchen so I made "nana cookies" {this is what the boys know them as} for Oliver and Emerson.  I make up a batch whenever I have ripe bananas, then throw them in the freezer.  This way I can take out a few at a time and they won't go bad.

The chickens are devastated that not only did it rain the most of yesterday, but with the garden being planted their roaming is limited.  Jay and I talked again yesterday about making another outdoor {fenced in} space for them so hopefully this will be done soon.

Hoping you had a wonderful weekend!

A very Happy Mother's Day to all the Mother's out there.


Mary Ann said...

Your pictures are wonderful, Staci!
Happy Mother's Day!

luckybunny said...

Rhubarb bread looks delicious and your haul from Oscars! YUM! Happy Mother's day to you and good luck with the new yard for the chickens :) when one project is done, there are always five more to replace it!

daisy g said...

Lovely photos, as usual, Staci. Looks like a productive weekend! Enjoy!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Sounds like a busy, but fun, weekend! The rhubarb bread looks so scrumptious. I've never seen a recipe for bread using rhubarb! And I love all the photos, especially the one of the tree with the dandelions at the base. Beautiful :)

Leslie Kimel said...

I want to try your rhubarb bread! Generally we can only get rhubarb frozen down here and most people don't even really know what it is. But I really like it; my grandmother lived in Wisconsin and she grew it in her little kitchen garden.

Meg said...

I'm almost drooling, and I can't smell it! Sounds delicious! I have still yet to try rhubarb anything. My mother in law has a plant, so maybe I should snag some this year and finally try it. :)