Thanks for your kind thoughts yesterday! I admit: it was a bigger deal for me than for him. It was *just* PRK eye surgery. But eyes gross me out. And as he was explaining what they did and the difference between that and LASIK, I may have started gagging a little. Like, I can't look him in the eye, so it's a good thing he has to wear sunglasses for a few days (recovery takes awhile compared to LASIK). The idea of the surface of your cornea being scratched away is odd and kinda yucky to me.
Also, I may have feared the laser accidentally blinding him.
Or, like, an earthquake happening during the procedure.
Today is Pi Day.
I am bad at math. Like, not good at all.
Last year, the kids knew that Scott was better at math than me. They knew this because I told them, but that's not the point...
One day, last spring, during a particularly difficult problem, they said that maybe "Mr. Darhower could come teach that one to us?".
I wish, kiddos. Math is my least favorite part of any given school day.
Last week, there was a word problem that they were asked to "try". It was new material, and I just wanted them to give it a go and see what happened. Well, when it came time for me to explain it, I needed to study the explanation in the answer key for
several minutes a bit and practice it until I was ready to explain it.
For the record, it was algebra and we are all really bad at algebra, right?
However, luckily, you don't need (much) math to make a good cookie pie. At least not math of the algebra sort.
This is a warm, ooey, gooey chocolate chip pie. The top was just a little crunchy and the inside was almost blondie-like. This was amazing. If I eventually decide to buy another $7 jar of Biscoff, I'll be sure to try it again.
Two years ago, I made this Tollhouse Pie and I didn't like it. This time, I decided it needed more "depth of flavor" (or something fancy like that). Biscoff provides just the right amount of richness.
I'm not a fan of fruit pies. So I'm really liking that I could get creative and bake a cookie pie for the Pi Day Pie Party.
Cookie pies are probably the best kind of pies. Don't you think?
Biscoff Chocolate Chip Pie
makes one 9 inch pie pan
1 unbaked pie crust
3 T. butter
1/2 cup Biscoff (or cookie butter of any sort!)
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 T. vanilla
1/4 t. salt
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup white chocolate chips (I added these for variety. You can add whatever kind of chips you'd like.)
Melt the butter and Biscoff together in a microwavable bowl for 30 seconds. Stir until smooth.
Beat the two eggs with a mixer until frothy. Add in the flour, sugars, vanilla, and salt slowly while mixing. When it's all combined and fluffy, mix in the butter/Biscoff. When that is well combined, stir in the chocolate chips. Pour the mixture into the pie crust, which should be in a 9" pie pan. Bake at 325 degrees for about 55 minutes. A butter knife should come out clean in the center.