Monday, September 26, 2011

Wedding at the Schoolhouse: Time to Bake

Yesterday was our bake-o-rama for the wedding. Fortunately we had the use of a restaurant that's closed on Sundays (oh the joys of a small town!) and we worked before and after church.

I was Team Bread captain. Fifty pounds of flour made up into artisan dough before church--it took Bella and me only an hour, unbelievable! I sat through church convinced it was popping out of the buckets onto the floor of the walk-in fridge (it was a very *live* dough indeed!). Needless worry.

With a big convection oven and unlimited huge cookie sheets, we had it all baked up in less than two hours. Go Team Bread!


Meanwhile, Team Pie dealt with two cases of Granny Smith apples and twenty-five pie crusts. Fruit prepped and pie plates lined before church, plates filled and topped with sugary-butter crumbles afterwards. Go Team Pie!


Phyllis loaded her car with baked pies and drove them home to freeze. That's where Team Pie lost a point. Phyllis left the trunk popped (but not open) while she took in one load. When she got back out to the car, Lester the male goat had pried the trunk open and started in on a pie. Final pie count: only twenty-four.

19 comments:

Rose said...

No doubt Lester the goat will go down in wedding legend!

SisterlyLove said...

You gals are amazing! The food looks divine! That goat must have been in heaven!

Genevieve

Lilian said...

O my - you're taking baking to a whole new level! Go Team Bread and Pie!

Hana - Marmota said...

Oh, this reads like a thrilling tale of adventure! I guess it was.

Blessed To Be ~ Mrs. B said...

Those look delicious, too bad the goat got to one :)

Kimmie said...

love hearing of the preps. Amazed that there is such a town left, it makes me smile to just think of it.

be blessed sweet friend in your prep work. Your bread looks great.

Lester was a bit naughty, but really only one was rather controlled for a goat ;-)

Kimmie
mama to 8
one homemade and 7 adopted

~ Shannon said...

Wow, both teams sound quite efficient and skilled! And poor Lester -- with the wedding at the schoolhouse, he probably knew that was his only chance to partake in the festivities :-)

What a wonderful way to bless this soon-to-be-married couple!

Blessings,
Shannon

Sarah said...

Clearly, the goat has excellent taste. Looks like a warm (and delicious!) wedding in the making.

Kate at Wonderful Life Farm said...

Goats are very fond of open back doors of cars, I've found. Ahem..yes...well...

Your preparations look lovely! Can't wait to see more pictures!

Lisa said...

Very inspiring organization. I dare say that one pie won't be missed, and the story about Lester will be enjoyed over the years.

Lisateresa

Anonymous said...

There's a great Finnish saying: "If you're short of trouble, take a goat."

I guess Lester proved that one right!

Kate in NY

Rebecca said...

Oh, I'm so envious of whomever the lucky couple is! I wish you could come to Branson in March and do the baking and cooking for our afternoon tea reception. No one knows how to put on tea for 150 guests! Easy as pie for someone like you, Anna! ;-)

Sheila said...

Oh no.....good thing Lester only had time for 1 pie! Don't hold it against him....he can't help it...he is a goat!! WELL....I wouldn't have been finding humor in it last summer if it was our wedding with the cupcakes I made. ;)
Enjoy the wedding preparations ladies!

Eva Girl said...

I used to work in a bakery...this brings back so many memories! We would do 50 pies, 12 trays of brownies, cakes, tiramisu, and 14 cheesecakes in a day....hot tired work, and you blew flour out your nose at the end of it all. Such good memories!

Anonymous said...

Amazing. Thanks for the chuckle. I needed that!

Marie

Julian said...

wow! Awesome work gals! Ive always heard males preferred apple pie! lol!
christina

Erin said...

Thank you for adding a smile and a chuckle to my day. I hope Lester appreciated all the hard work he was devouring.

Mac an Rothaich said...

Wow, it all sounds so exciting! What a lot of work but it looks beautiful. I am a big fan of goats, grew up on a goat farm, and they are as mischievous and children... thus this is why my mom had no qualms calling my brothers and I KIDS :)

Seeing Each Day said...

And I thought I was so clever making a batch of 12 pikelets this morning... Thanks for the recount of your day, I was laughing at the thought of you in church imagining dough popping out of the containers!

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