Monthly Archives: May 2012
Alright ladies, as promised, I am filling you all in on how things went with the mound of rhubarb I got from the garden! So was it another one for the ‘Pinterest Success’ record books?? I am happy to say, YES!!! I didn’t know this before but I am in LOVE with rhubarb! Also, did you know it is a vegetable?!?! I didn’t either.
So, remember this bag…?
This is what it looks like now…
The first thing I did was make a rhubarb sauce (I figured I’d start out easy). I didn’t really know what I was doing, but I got some great guidance from Recipetips.com. Much to my delight, I tasted it and it was amazing!!!! Then I took a little break and enjoyed it over some greek yogurt
Then it was back to work. The next thing I made was rhubarb crumble. This was a little more difficult…but in the grand scheme of things, super easy! Somehow, I still managed to read the directions wrong and made it upside down, with the crumble on the bottom instead of on the top. Lucky for me, it still tastes the same!!! YUUUUMMMMMMM!!!! I might add a little powdered sugar to the top to make it look a little more appealing though! I got my recipe from The Putman Place.
In fact, this mission was such a great success that I am going to dare to make a rhubarb pie for an upcoming BBQ we are having at our house. I have to find some way to use the other 3/4 of the rhubarb plant, right???
No, not the taste. They still taste amazing! But the box has switched it up a bit. Now when you purchase them at a bulk store (like Costco, Sam’s Club, BJ’s) you’ll get your cheerios with TWO big boxes packaged together. The new “2 box Cheerios” contains two individual boxes, which is made to make it easier to store and easier to pour.
I personally enjoyed the new 2 box system, it was definitely easy to store. Poured just as easy as ever! But they did have some extra perks too. They include:
- Decreasing the amount of air in the bags, so that they can fit 10% more cereal than before, and it uses less packaging.
- While each box contains more cereal, packaging is reduced by over 200,000 pounds, saving 1,000 trees and taking 130 Cheerios trucks off the road which ultimately decreases CO2 emissions.
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