We were lucky to have Harper's Papaw and JiJi here this weekend. They loved holding Harper all weekend and we loved being able to do a few other things while they helped!
HOWEVER - I have figured something out about my sweet girl. She knows how to work it. Friday - she spent the ENTIRE day screaming at the top of her lungs. I finally spent about 90 minutes dancing around the living room holding her and dancing to Phil Wickham and David Crowder (she seemed to like Phil better - not sure how I feel about that) and that calmed her down a little. But on Saturday - when she was with her grandparents - she was an ANGEL. Didn't cry once - just smiled and slept almost all day. WHAT? She did the same thing when my parents were here last week. She is totally working the grandparents. She is going to have herself a car AND a pony by the time she is 14 if she keeps this up (and not from us).
Our Sunday School class is having a small baby boom. In about 6 months time, there are going to be 8 new babies (3 are here, 5 more to come). They are going to have to start expanding the children's buildings.
Since I had free arms yesterday - I made us dinner and cooked Paula Deen's chocolate pecan pie. So many of you have asked if I will be updating my recipe blog. I will - I promise - but since I haven't been cooking lately - I'm out of the loop. But more things to come. Start with this!
CHOCOLATE PECAN PIE
- 1 (9-inch) unbaked pie shell
- 2 cups pecan halves
- 3 large eggs, beaten
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1/2 cup dark corn syrup
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Cover bottom of pie crust with pecans.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and melted butter. Add the corn syrup, sugar, and the chopped chocolate. Stir until all ingredients are combined. Pour mixture into the pie shell over the pecans and place on a heavy-duty cookie sheet.
Bake for 10 minutes. Lower the oven temperature to 350 degrees F and continue to bake for an additional 25 minutes or until pie is set. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.