Wednesday, May 21, 2008

This and That

The Bag Lady had to go to town yesterday, and while she was there, had a cute encounter with a little kid. The Bag Lady was going into the washroom and there was a young mother ahead of her with a little fellow in a cart and a girl of about 3 holding the door for her.
The little girl had a cute little ponytail sticking up from the top of her head like a handle, and she looked up at the Bag Lady and smiled.
"You look like a grandma!" she said. The Bag Lady was somewhat taken aback - she has been called a lot of things, but that was a first! She smiled at the little girl and said "Do I?"
"Yes" the little girl nodded in all seriousness. "And you have an awful lot of hair!"
The Bag Lady can only surmise that the child mistook her very sun-bleached blonde hair for white. Makes sense, right? (Either that, or the Bag Lady needs to use a better moisturizer... perhaps a darker shade of hair colour...)
The little girl chattered non-stop while her mother was in the stall, but the Bag Lady couldn't hear everything she said. One thing she did catch was when the little girl asked her mother if it was funny when the toilet flushed!
When her mother came out of the stall, she told her daughter she had to wash her hands, so the little girl insisted she had to wash hers, too. As they were leaving, the mother smiled at her and said "I used to worry because she was so slow to talk..."


The Bag Lady planted her garden the other day (with a little help from the Princess). She got her tomatoes in the ground, too, so she was quite pleased with the quarter inch of rain that fell today.


Her mother-in-law gave her this:Which she turned into this:
And here is the recipe for Rhubarb Cake:

1 1/2 C brown sugar
1/2 C butter
1 egg
Cream together, then add
1 C buttermilk (or sour milk)
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 C flour
Mix well, and add
2 C raw finely chopped rhubarb.
Mix into batter and spread in a greased 9" x 13" pan.
Sprinkle with
1/4 C brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Bake at 350 for 40 minutes.


Anonymous said...


we lived in england for a year growing up and for some reason during that year *I* lived on the 'barb.


M., who COVETS your prettythick hair.

Leah J. Utas said...

dfBag Lady - The rhubarb recipe sounds yummy. Ours is close to eating size and I'm always looking for new things to do with rhubarb. I can see me making the cake soon.

Little children have always liked you. Good to know you've still got it.

Hilary said...

Granny, that cake looks delicious.. and I don't even like rhubarb! ;)

Ann (bunnygirl) said...

I've had rhubarb pie (love it!) but not rhubarb cake. I may have to give it a try sometime. Thanks!

JavaChick said...

My mom used to make Rhubarb Cobbler, Rhubarb pie...Actually, I imagine she still makes all that stuff, I'm just not there to enjoy it. :(

Kids are entertaining, aren't they?

the Bag Lady said...

Mizfit - I love rhubarb, too - used to eat it straight, with a handful of sugar, dipping the end in for each bite. (When I was a kid - who knew sugar was bad?)

dfLeah - hope you give it a try and give me a report!

Hilary - Granny Baggy says you should try it!

Bunnygirl - the Cowboy isn't all that fond of rhubarb pie, but he likes the rhubarb cake.

the Bag Lady said...

javachick - love rhubarb pie and cobbler.
The Cowboy laughed his ass off and called me granny all night. If that kid hadn't been so darned cute... it wouldn't have been nearly so funny!

Anonymous said...

Lol cute story!

And the rhubarb looks deeeelicious.

Missicat said...

mmmmm...looks good. I also have never eaten rhubarb cake. I feel so deprived!
Three day weekend coming up for us in the States! yay! Official beginning of summer....

the Bag Lady said...

Welcome Sally! Just had a quick peek at your blog and congratulations on the weight loss! You look awesome!

Missicat - rhubarb cake is really good!
And hope you enjoy your long weekend coming up! Ours last weekend was pretty good - must have been, because the Bag Lady is still tired!

Unknown said...

That looks all restaurant-style dessert! Very nice presentation.

We used to have rhubarb growing in our garden when we lived in a house (as opposed to the current condo)... it was so yummy dipped in sugar.

the Bag Lady said...

Thanks, Sagan! The Bag Lady loves rhubarb dipped in sugar. And rhubarb cake. And rhubarb pie. And rhubarb/strawberry dessert.And...

The Merry said...

Ack! Stop that, Bag Lady! I'm drooling on the keyboard :(

the Bag Lady said...

Rhubarb cobbler, rhubarb slush punch, rhubarb bars...oh, sorry, Merry!!

Reb said...

You might want to try a darker colour...grandma!

Cake looks good Sis!

the Bag Lady said...

Thanks, Reb - yup, I have gone several shades darker lately, but it bleaches out quickly because I'm out in the sun so much!

Scrumpy said...

I am a rhubarb fanatic!!!

the Bag Lady said...

SB - it really is good, isn't it?

Geosomin said...

Mmmm...I'll have to try that.
About the only thing growing properly in the yard at the moment is my rhubarb. I'll have to make some cake with it...loooooooove rhubarb.
My mum makes matrimony cake with rhubarb instead of's the best thing in the verse.

the Bag Lady said...

Geosomin - rhubarb cake is wonderful.! And matrimonial cake with rhubarb instead of dates - my mom did that occasionally, too - YUM!