If fresh, hot, free donuts are Dave’s idea of heaven, then rhubarb crisp comes in at a close second. Lucky for him, Amanda made us a pan of it!
Even though we’d just had some desserts at the graduation party, we couldn’t help but enjoy small bowls of it with vanilla ice cream! One happy boy:
This crisp was sooo delicious! And Amanda was gracious enough to give the recipe!
Amanda’s Rhubarb Crisp
Mix until crumbly:
- 1c. flour
- 3/4c. rolled oats
- 1c. brown sugar
- 1/2c. melted butter
- 1t. cinnamon
- 4c. diced rhubarb
Combine on stovetop and cook until thick and clear:
- 1c. sugar
- 2T. cornstarch
- 1c. water
- 1t. vanilla
Press 1/2 of crumbs into a greased 9in. pan. Cover with rhubarb. Pour the sugar mixture over the rhubarb. Top with remaining crumbs. Bake at 350 for 1 hour.
My legs are feeling pretty good today – a little soreness in the muscles around my ankles – but I might go for a short run this morning to shake them out. Thanks for all your encouragement post-race! Initially I just felt really frustrated that my training – which had gone so well – ended in such a way. But I do know that during the race I gave it my all, and that I have many more races in the future! This race was a good lesson for me in pushing through, because while I had mentally prepared myself to push through exhaustion to keep running, I wasn’t ready to have to push through exhaustion just to keep walking. I love running for how it pushes me, and this was just a new angle to that!
What have you learned from running/racing/competing in a sport?