Rhubarb in the Snow | Our Franciscan Fiat


20180719_205946What an fascinating day…and it is not more than however!!

Exactly where do I commence???  For a handful of days, now, we’ve been hearing that a snowstorm is coming this weekend, but no one particular definitely knew how significantly of this white stuff was on the way.  With properly more than 60 inches currently this season, the streets have turn out to be fairly narrow.

I commonly like to stroll, but it is not definitely a protected alternative any longer, till the “spring thaw” hist, anytime that will be.  Consequently, I caught a ride to Mass this evening I had been on duty as the a.m. receptionist and unable to go earlier.

I came back, walking in the door just as the other Sisters have been clearing the dishes.  I grabbed some soup, and headed in the chapel to join them for vespers and our weekly rosary for vocations.

Following prayer, I headed to the activity space kitchen, a spot I had spent a bit of time just the day just before, to make some rhubarb sauce.

This culinary delight, even though now out of season, is a favored of our going to sister, and so I planned to make a significant batch to final the two weeks that she’ll be right here assisting out.

I could not make all of the rhubarb into sauce for the reason that I only had a restricted quantity of sugar.  Nonetheless, I did handle a batch of 24 cups of rhubarb (with the nearly 4 remaining cups of sugar), a tiny water, the remaining raspberry jello and syrup I had.

In spite of the reality that I was definitely “scraping the bottom of the barrel,” it turned out to be scrumptious (if I do say so myself).

As I was turning off the stove, performing dishes, and wiping off the counters, I discovered that one particular of our evening shift workers (who lives a distance away) would not be in a position to make it in to function tonight.  Our dear receptionist was performing her very best at attempting to discover a replacement.  Following a busy day, and a different one particular coming, I was not eager to function the evening shift this time.

To assist quicken the cooling approach so I could go property and get a tiny rest just before the evening shift started at 10, I took my pot out and set it in the snow close to the creating.

I came back inside, and quickly saw one particular of our apartment residents, who had helped reduce up quite a few a stalk of rhubarb (for the duration of its season).  I couldn’t assist but present her a tiny jar.

As I spooned the sauce into the jar, I realized that it was nonetheless as well hot to pour into my plastic containers.  Outdoors I went again…this time, additional out, exactly where lightly falling flakes have been nonetheless falling.

Quickly the sauce was a bit cooler and protected to pour into containers.

It is now a quarter immediately after nine, and the telephone just rang…one of my co-workers will be in at 10:30 tonight, so my “night shift will only be a half an hour extended.

I’ll be glad to go to bed for some sleep immediately after a extremely fascinating day, total, even, with rhubarb in the snow.

We’ll see what tomorrow brings!


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