Around 8pm last night Alex was wandering around the house looking distressed. I figured he was bored and needed something to do, but that wasn't it. His problem was that he needed to do a project for Monday - for his Japanese class. He finally told me that he needed to make some traditional holiday type food for his class. He said it didn't have to be Japanese, it could be a traditional food from our family. We pulled out the family cookbook and decided on pecan pie. I have his great grandmother's recipe in there - but we used my recipe instead, since I don't ever have dark Karo syrup in my pantry.
Since we had to come home early from church today (Steve and Andrew are on their way to the airport to pick up my mother-in-law) - we just finished making the pie. By "we" I mean he made the crust and the filling with me acting only in a supervisory capacity. It helps that pecan pie is like the easiest pie in the world to make.