This Saturday was the greening of the church, a work time to hang yards and yards of pine garlands, hang wreaths, set out candles, and generally get everything set for Christmas (no red, however, during Advent, so no berries yet). The person in charge wanted to have a "vision" for the decoration, to do something new. When I go to these work-bees, I generally want to be as efficient as possible, to get as much done in as little time as it takes! Luckily, there was a like-minded, vision-less person there also, so we accomplished our setup rather swiftly! Still, I was there for 2-1/2 hours
When I got home, I was of a mind to cook something a little different, so I used a recipe from a cookbook I've never used before, but that I've been reading: the Pedaling Through Provence Cookbook, by Sarah Leah Chase. This is something called Black Olive and Swiss Chard Tarte, and it was a hit. Next time, I'll blind-bake the crust before adding the filling, but it was quite delicious (if I do say so myself). This photo doesn't show it, but there is a sprinkling of pinenuts on top, as well as the olive.
Tomorrow, we'll see how the greening looks with all the candles lit and the altar set. L is playing for someone's birthday lunch aftward--for payment!