I think rhubarb is probably one of the ugliest foods out there. My sister Nikki had never had rhubarb before (!!!) so I wanted to make something for her so that she could experience the amazingness that is rhubarb. My normal store didn’t have any when I went grocery shopping last week, so I called around until I found some. I walked straight in, found the giant, ugly, red, dirty stalks, and shoved them in a bag that they didn’t even come close to fitting it. Apparently a girl walking around with nothing but dirty rhubarb is cause for conversation. I was stopped by 3 different people.
The first lady came up to me as I was gathering up my rhubarb. “Um, excuse me, what are you going to DO with that?” So I told her about these Rhubarb Meringue Layers and these Strawberry Rhubarb Italian Cream Sodas I just made. Then the cutest little old man in the history of ever got in line behind me and said, “What are you going to do with all that rhubarb? Make a pie? Make sure you add LOTS of sugar!” I told him yes, something like that, and he just kept saying, “Add LOTS of sugar!!” Then our checkout lady saw all my rhubarb and said she needed to make her husband a pie. What can I say, rhubarb just makes people happy.
My aunt and uncle were over when we ate those Rhubarb Meringue Layers, and my aunt Cheryl told me that every year she plants rhubarb, and every year my uncle tears it out because it’s so darn ugly. I think this is tragic…also hilarious.
I made these muffins with my leftover rhubarb. The cream cheese filling makes them super moist and delicious. Plus they are really easy. Win win!
Source: adapted from Squirrel Bakes