This post is not about Veggie Tales but I have always wondered what a Rhubarbarian would look like since Veggie Tales really didn't add this lovely vegetable..er...fruit?...to their show, Duke and the Great Pie War. Today, I discovered my very own real life Rhubarbarian!
This thing was a monster! No, not the darling little man who really does dislike having his picture taken. This is the biggest stalk of rhubarb I have EVER seen!
A few years ago, I was at a potluck with friends and was blessed to discover Rhubarb Punch. It was the best punch I had ever had so I asked my friend for the recipe. She said that her sister had canned it and all she did was add a lemon-lime soda. I was impressed. I liked canning. I had no idea how much at that point but that's another post! I asked her to ask her sister for the recipe and waited for a couple years. I gave up. I love my friend and she's a busy lady!
I found a recipe in my favorite canning book and decided to go for it.
"Jars WILL and DO crack or shatter when exposed directly to the metal that is touching the flame on a gas stove," says the rather loud and insistent voice of experience.
Center lids on jars and twist on rings until the ring is fingertip tight. You don't want them too tight or things won't seal as well as they should.
To use the punch, the recipe calls for mixing the juice with equal parts seltzer or ginger-ale but I am going to use one liter of lemon-lime soda to each pint of concentrate.
I did a bit of googling. Rhubarb IS a vegetable and has been sorely discriminated against by Big Idea Productions. I am NOT very happy with Bob and Larry at the moment. ;)