Well, swine flu is continuing to make its way through our house. Mark has it now! He has been running a fever all day and is achy, etc. He didn't go back to school today. I want him to go to the doctor tomorrow.
We only went to Sunday School this morning since my kids were all trying to get ready to leave. This afternoon was lazy. We watched the Panthers play. (It wasn't pretty.) And I did a little shopping.
I was thinking that I should share a few things with you that I have been loving lately!
First of all, I went to Bath and Bodyworks today to get some new candles. Somehow Pumpkin Spice doesn't fit anymore once Thanksgiving is over! I found one called "Winter".
Oh my goodness...it smells soooo good! They had them on sale, so I got two!
And while I was there I picked up some more Wallflowers. This time I got "Fresh Balsam". It smells just like a freshly cut Christmas tree.
I have them going right now and the house smells great!
I also got a new recipe over Thanksgiving that I wanted to share. My mom gave it to me and I think I have eaten about 25 of these over the past few days. haha They are called Pecan Pie Mini Muffins and they taste exactly like little pecan pies!
This is a great recipe to keep on hand during the holidays. My mom brought them to Sunday School this morning for snacks.
Here is the recipe:
Pecan Pie Mini Muffins
Baker's Joy cooking spray
1 c. brown sugar, packed
1/2 c. all purpose flour
1 c. chopped pecans
2/3 c. butter (no substitutes)
Coat a mini-muffin pan with Baker's Joy. In a bowl combine brown sugar, flour and pecans. Set aside. Melt butter & combine with eggs. Mix well. Stir into flour mixture until the batter is just moistened. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until muffins are lightly browned and tests done with a toothpick.
Remove from oven and turn out onto a cooling rack.
Makes 2 to 2 1/2 dozen depending on how thick you want the muffins.
And I forgot to mention yesterday that my new blog design was done by my sweet friend, Faith. She does such amazing work and is so talented. I love the new Christmas-y look she gave me! If you are ever thinking about re-doing your blog, you should definitely consider her. She is the BEST!
Well, as much as I was dreading it....Monday is almost here. We are watching the Amazing Race tonight, and then it is off to bed! 5:30 comes soooo early!