Yesterday I went out to the garden bright and early and cut Swiss Chard.
Kathy invited us to help make dinner for the Kiev Symphony Orchestra when they'll be putting on a concert in Chilliwack on September 9.
We decided to do the preparation of the Swiss Chard Rolls and the Apple Pies in advance which makes the day of the concert free to make buns and cut potatoes and bake the pies and the swiss chard rolls.
There were onions to peel and chop.
Bowls and bowls of meat to mix up.
There was plenty of chatter and lots of happy encouragement all around.
Kathy is a fantastic organizer!!
We rolled up meat into those leaves lickety split and then stored them in the freezer.
Kathy will go and put them in freezer bags.
We mixed up large batches of pastry to make pies.
I doubled the flour but not the lard and yet we kept smiling and somehow made it all work out okay.
Lots of chatter... not enough concentration...
or something like that.
The apple peelers were busy getting the 25 pounds of apples peeled and cut up.
Do you all have apple peelers like this?
We all brought ours and those apples were ready for the pies in minutes.
We rolled out the pastry and the pies were crimped and glazed.
We started at 9:30 and by 12:30 we were at Kathy's enjoying a beautiful salad lunch!
It was a good day.
all for now...