Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

Rhubarb is only in the store here for about 5 minutes and the 5 minutes it was there this year was when we were on vacation. I was so upset that I didn’t get my fill of rhubarb! I only was able to buy it once. Such a bummer.

When rhubarb is in season the first thing that I make is strawberry rhubarb crisp. The flavors together are so amazing. I wish rhubarb was in season for longer, so I could enjoy it more.

The good news is that when I got back from vacation one of my co-workers bought me rhubarb jam, so I’ve been able to enjoy that and not have complete rhubarb withdrawal yet. Next year I might try and jam my own rhubarb. I have never tried to make jam before, but I’d be willing to try it in order to enjoy rhubarb for a little bit longer. If you have any tips on making jam, let me know!

If rhubarb is still in season where you live, definitely make this recipe. It is honestly one of my favorites of all time.

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

Yields – 8 servings

Prep time – 15 minutes

Cook time – 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups of strawberries
  • 4 cups of rhubarb
  • 1/2 cup of white sugar
  • 1 TBSP flour
  • 1 cup of quick cooking oats
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup of melted margarine

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Chop the rhubarb and strawberries into bite sized pieces.
  3. Mix the fruit with the white sugar and 1 TBSP flour.
  4. Pour the fruit into a baking pan.
  5. In a large bowl mix together the oats, 1 cup of flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and margarine.
  6. Pour the oat mixture over your fruits evenly.
  7. Bake for 45 minutes until bubbly and golden brown.
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Fried Tilapia Filet

I really love our new house. We moved in and there was barely anything that we had to do and I was so happy and content with the house. I didn’t have much I wanted to do. There were one or two things that we had to do, but mostly I was happy.

Now that we’ve lived in the house for 6 months, I have a list of things that I want to do. I know it’s crazy, but the longer I live here the more things I want to change. I want to get all matching blinds, paint the front steps, change the side door and a million other things. The problem is that it’s summer and I don’t want to stay home and do house things all weekend.

This has nothing to do with fried fish except that I don’t like fish and I don’t like chores. Anthony really enjoyed this fish though and he highly recommended it. He made this fish one night when I wasn’t home, thankfully.

Fried Tilapia Filet

Yields – 2 servings

Prep time – 10 minutes

Cook time – 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb of tilapia
  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • sprinkle of red pepper flakes
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil

Directions

  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a pan over medium heat.
  2. Mix together the flour and all of the spices in one bowl and scramble your eggs in another.
  3. Place the fish pieces into the eggs, then into the flour making sure that they are completely coated.
  4. Place the fish into your pan and heat for 5 minutes on each side.
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