Do you get inspired to go the extra mile in the month of December? And by that, I mean doing things out of the ordinary or things you usually wouldn't make time for. I do. Around this time every year, I get the urge to have everyone I know over for dinner, to organize my entire house and life (totally not the norm), bake every recipe in my box, and the list goes on. I haven't even mentioned the decorating frenzy. Last year we had 5 Christmas trees. Yeah, I know I can go a little overboard. But so far, not this year. This year feels different. There is not one single decoration up at my house. I have to admit, I can't get motivated. I think it's kind of weird - someone who "decorates" for a living can't get excited to decorate their own house. This has got to change! To encourage myself to get on the ball, I decided to share some of my Christmas and year end projects with y'all! Hopefully, sharing it with all of you will give me that extra little spark I need!
To start off my DIY December, I am sharing my FAVORITE pie recipe. My mom cooks these once a year.....Thanksgiving. Because the family restaurant is open that day, we eat our Thanksgiving dinner at Red's at 2pm. It's become a tradition and we do it every year. Mom knows her German Chocolate Pie is an absolute must. I make sure we have one at our table (even if that means I hide one until 2 o'clock). ;)
It is a super, simple recipe that would be great for any holiday party or make a great gift!
German Chocolate Pie:
This recipe makes 2 pies.
Combine 4 eggs, 2 cups of sugar, 2 Tablespoons self rising flour, 2 Tablespoons cocoa, 1 stick of melted oleo, 6 oz. evaporated milk, 1 cup flaked coconut, and 1 cup of chopped pecans.
Every time you add an ingredient stir some more. Stir and pour into 2 uncooked regular pie shells. Bake at 350 degrees until firm.
ENJOY! Come back and let me know how it turns out or better yet call me and I will come sample it with you!