As I was pitting cherries for the cobbler this week, I was immediately and immensely grateful for my humble little cherry pitter. I have pitted cherries pre-pitter and it is just plain annoying. That got me thinking about other little advances that make life easier. While I am eternally grateful for the big things like anesthetic, indoor plumbing, and electricity (my husband always says he doesn’t camp because his ancestors would have killed for toilets and AC and he isn’t one to spit on their memory), I am thinking of the little things. You know…the stuff that you wish you had thought of. So, today I am grateful for:
- self adhesive stamps
- flip top toothpaste tubes
- mega rolls of toilet paper
- washable markers
- flip top soup cans
- resealable bags of brown sugar and raisins
- adjustable baby bath tubs
- Tide pens
The cobbler? Oh yeah, the cobbler. This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was Cherry Rhubarb Cobbler chosen by Amanda from Like Sprinkles on a Cupcake. And it was OK. Fine. Good. We liked it but we didn’t love it. I don’t have much experience as a consumer or baker of rhubarb. I wouldn’t say I was a convert. With so many great recipes in Dorie’s book I doubt this is one I will come back to unless I end up with a surplus of rhubarb. Since that hasn’t happened before in my 36 years, don’t look for this one again.
Check out the many many many cobblers here. Next week: Summer Fruit Galette.