You'll want to make some of this, I promise.
If you know me .... you know I wouldn't steer you wrong when it comes to FOOD.
And if you don't know me .... you're just gonna have to take my word for it!
This is an old family recipe.
I got it from my Aunt Katie .... but I couldn't tell you where she got it from ... maybe my grandma? Maybe not?
All I know is, I've been eating it my whole life -- and I've loved every spoonful.
(OK - please don't be concerned, I haven't literally been eating it my whole life .... just once or twice a year, usually during strawberry season around here. But I would eat it every day of my life if I could still fit into my clothes afterwards ....).
Are you ready for this?
|Slice 'em up .... you should have about 2-3 cups of each.|
(I don't think it really matters though, as long as it's relatively close!)
Next, you'll need ....
|A box of strawberry jell-o and a yellow cake mix!|
As in .... you need 3 bowls to prepare it. :)~
So, take the first bowl and mix together the sliced strawberries, rhubarb, and jell-o mix. Set aside.
In the second bowl, prepare the yellow cake mix according to the directions on the box. Spread in a 13x9 pan.
In the third bowl, combine the following ingredients: 6 tablespoons butter, 1/3 cup flour, 1 1/2 cups sugar, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.
I used a fork to mix it together until the butter was thoroughly combined and crumbly. Then sprinkle that mixture over the fruit layer --- and bake at 375 degrees for approximately 45 minutes.
The layers actually switch places ....
The cake bakes up through the fruit layer and ends up on the top!
(You want it to be nice and brown.)
And that is why I only eat it once or twice a year!
Once you start, you can't stop!
I recommend making it before having LOTS of people over.
Except then you'll want to make another pan, anyway ..... so never mind!
Just EAT .... and BE MERRY! :-)