This is something I always look forward to! Every year the week before the Mennonite Relief Sale a big group get together to make noodles to sell. It starts with 20 dozen eggs, 50 pounds of flour and a lot of willing workers. This year we had about 20 people show up to help.
It is so much fun hanging out with these older ladies and gentlemen and visit while you work for the 4 to 5 hours it takes to make these wonderful noodles. I always hear some really interesting stories!
Eva Neufeld and Carolyn Winter usually get there earlier than anyone else and start making the dough, so that when the rest of us get there we can start the kneading and rolling process. Eva always mans the mixer.
Carolyn breaking the eggs for the mixer.
Marcia Shewey was the kneader today. Everyone just jumps in anywhere they can.
A BIG PILE OF DOUGH READY FOR ROLLING!!!!
There were probably about 10 noodle machines there today and we had them all working hard. This is Millie and Gene rolling out the dough into strips to dry.
There were at least 5 or 6 racks for drying and they were all full several different times.
Every table in the dining hall was full of noodles that will dry over night before packaging.
Rolling, rolling, rolling!!!
These are the wide noodles.
And finally the thin noodles. After we are all finished cutting and laying out the noodles, we get to sample them. Carolyn fixed a great big roaster full of chicken and noodles and it was so yummy!!! If you have never done this, you really ought to try it. It is so much fun!!!