Saturday, December 13, 2008

More Holiday Cheer!

I made the Buttermilk Pies because we had special company last night! Justin's aunt & uncle, his mom & dad... and my 5 nieces & nephews! We had a delightful evening and the kids ran wild. Several of you asked for the recipe for the pies... the recipe I used called for you to beat the egg whites to stiff peaks... which resulted in a big mess and overflowing pies. All the other recipes I've found don't call for you to beat the whites... so, I'm passing along this recipe {based on good reviews}:: Buttermilk Pie. It calls for everything mine did except the beating of the whites. Buttermilk Pie is wonderful... if you've never had it, it's a custard pie and delicious; sweet and creamy and the top gets golden brown like Creme Brulee. It's easy to make and I promise you won't be disappointed if you try it!

The kids had a table all their own. I found the little lime green treasure at my favorite antique mall. It has 2 leaves {I probably should have put BOTH in} and is used as a side table {sans leaves} until company arrives... especially little company.

And for good measure... a little holiday cheer! Justin's in the field today... I'm praying for patience, endurance, and enough time to finish a few Christmas presents... hope each of you have a wonderful Saturday!

Merry Merry, once again!

ps- the Christmas dishes pictured above came from Target about 5 years ago {after Christmas clearance & I won't tell you how much I paid for them because it wasn't very much at all!}. They say "Home" on the back.

12 comments:

Dianne said...

Looks like a fun evening. You have a way of making everyone feel so welcome....even in cyber city.

Mandy said...

Looks fun....I was going to ask for the butter pie recipe...I am making two pecan, chocolate chip pies as I type for my family (12 ) of them coming into town tomorrow! I love that lime green table...too cute...I just attempted an arrangement of candy canes and pipe cleaners in a silver vase for my kids table tomorrow...thought of you...enjoy your day...Mandy

Caroline said...

I am making one of these pies today! YUMMY! Thanks Darby!
I can't say enough how much I enjoy reading your blog. Even though it does make me feel like a HUGE slacker. It inspires me!

MIMILEE said...

Looks like fun! I just love Buttermilk pie but have not made it a long time. I will have to do that, won't I!

Merry Christmas!!!

becky said...

the best way for me to describe how i feel about your little green darling is that i am "pea green with envy". pah-recious. so is your fave little place the antique attic?

Cousie said...

precious table! the pies look delicious;) you're such a suzie!! love you!

The Southern Lady said...

What a nice evening! It looks as if you and yours had a great time. Thanks for sharing, Darby.

erika said...

Sounds delicious and looks like fun! I love you!

lauramatthews said...

Making the Buttermilk Pie NOW! Have made your chicken noodle soup twice now. PLEASE KEEP THE RECIPES COMIN' DARBY!!! : )

And I love the kiddie table!

Caroline said...

I made the pie this morning. It is already half gone!! Julianna even ate a slice! YUM and super easy!

Shireen said...

Hey, sweet girl,
Okay, so, now that I've read this post (I know, I'm days behind! :)), I see what buttermilk pie is like...creme brulee or custard. Russell would love this, so I'll have to make it! :)

You're awesome, Darby! I love that you try new recipes ALL the time! You have such big groups over all the time, too! I KNOW the girls LOVE all company and playtime. I'll email you about my weekend.

Missed you this weekend! ;)

Love you and please say hello to Justin, Morgan, Paige and John Martin. My last 24 hours/weekend was not the same without you guys this weekend.

Kellie Patton said...

LOVE that lime green table! I'm ging to try that buttermilk pie tonight!