Cindy, the piemaker, wanted to know if Miss M would come down and fill in for her while she and her husband went to church. Of course! I tagged along to observe the young lady, and to say I was impressed is a big understatement!
Within minutes of her arrival, she mixed up three batches (each batch makes about 25 full-sized pies) of dough and began rolling out pie bottoms. As she rolled, Miss M suddenly decided that she needed to make up some baby pies. These are smaller pies.
Miss M worked so rapidly, my eyeballs began to spin! Look at these nine baby pies! Five have a piecrust top and four have “crumb” tops…flour, butter and sugar….my favorite!
I watched this young lady work, and it really hit hard at how quickly she has grown up.
Cindy and her husband arrived back home and Cindy was thrilled by Miss M’s progress. She confided that she rarely has to tell M what to do, as she surveys what is happening and just jumps in.
Here is her reflection in one of the enormous stainless bowls they use.
My mother always had a distaste for parents bragging blatantly about their children, and truth be told, I guess I do, too. I must say, however, I was quite proud of this young lady as I sat quietly across from her, watching her move about with such confidence!