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Pie and cookies

Rhubarb Custard Pie

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Make pie crust for a 9 inch two crust pie

Beat slightly:

 3 Eggs

3 TBS milk

Mix and stir in:

2 Cups Sugar

1/4 Cup Flour (gf flour in my case)

1/4 tsp Nutmeg

1/4 tsp Cinnamon.

1 tsp Vanilla

Mix in:

4 Cups washed and chopped Rhubarb – smallish, 3/8-inch sized chunks

Pour into a pie shell, dot with 1 TBS of butter

Cover with the top pie crust and use a fork to vent the pie

Bake 50 – 60 minutes

Let cool and serve!

IMPORTANT!!! Since this pie is made with eggs, it is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT to refrigerate after the pie cools!!!

I had talked about how pie just grows wild in my yard, but I forgot to post the recipe. I grew up hating rhubarb pie, too sour and stringy. Rhubarb custard pie became my hands-down favorite after my older sister introduced me to this recipe.

A recipe that’s new to my house, but ridiculously simple and yummy, is for peanut butter cookies. I like peanut butter cookies better than I do snickerdoodles. 🙂 It goes like this;

1 cup peanut butter

1 cup sugar

1 egg

2 tsp vanilla

Mix, drop into little blobs on a cookie sheet, bake at 350 for ten minutes, a little longer if they are bigger blobs. Let cool…eat!

…What? I told you this wasn’t going to be all minis and gaming, I have to eat something while I’m moving little troops around. 🙂 Count yourself lucky, the alternative post would have been to write about how crappy a bunch of stuff has been lately but I decided I needed to write something more positive. Next time will be a game related post, promise.

Happy 4th! Bones & Pie

I grew up eating rhubarb pie and hating it. Alaska is actually a frozen swamp and rubarb grows everywhere here, so I grew up eating it, and not really enjoying it. Years ago my sister gave me a recipe for rhubarb custard pie, and it was astoundingly delicious! So now I eat rhubarb pie whenever I can. We planted rhubarb buds in our front yard last year and the stuff grows so prolifically that we end up with more than we can use and we let our friends come through and thin the patch.

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I’m always astounded that people in the lower ’48 buy this in the supermarket.

In other news; I got my Bones! Kickstarter Reaper Bones that is, a nice whopping big pile of their new line of plastic minis;

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I read in the Reaper forums that you could paint directly onto the bare plastic so I experimented on a pair of Gobbos;

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You can paint directly on the plastic, but I recommend priming. Thinned paints and metallics kind of “slithered” on the plastic but the solids stuck on just fine. That spear is a little bent so I’ll be doing another experiment later with boiling and shocking in cold water to try and straighten that out.