Thanks Rod, growing up in Washington State my parents always had large rhubarb plants growing.
In fact if I remember right, they had a hard time keeping them contained. Here in Montana they don't grow quite as robust as that, but we do enjoy the occasional royal rhubarb cake.
1/4 cup Butter
2 1/3 cups Flour
1 1/2 cups Brown sugar
1 tsp Salt
1 cup Sour cream
1 tsp Soda
4 cups Fresh rhubarb, finely diced
1 tsp Vanilla
Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~ 50 to
Pan Type ~ 9 X 13 X 2 inch cake pan
Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?
Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.
Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.
And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!