So, I mentioned earlier that we came upon free pears on the side of the road, and helped ourselves to plenty because I had promised to make a pie. I also mentioned that these seemed like very large pears, and we grabbed quite a hefty plastic-shopping-bag-full.
Last night was my pear-pie baking evening, and my mom came over to help out, because the most time-consuming part is peeling and slicing the silly things. Well, we got started peeling and slicing, and we got through about a third of the pears and realized we already had accumulated the 6 cups of fruit called for by the recipe. I didn't have anything else to do with the fruit, so I told my mom to keep peeling and slicing while I made the first pie. By the end, we made 2 pies and had plenty left over to cook in cinnamon and sugar for a yummy treat. The first pie went to Josh's work, the second to my mom for all her help. I kept the cooked pears and had some fro breakfast this morning :)
And, after all of that, I'm out of brown sugar. And pears, thankfully.