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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.

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  • Dianne
    December 13, 2008 at 7:24 am

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

  • Mandy
    December 13, 2008 at 9:53 am

    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
    December 13, 2008 at 11:07 am

    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!

    December 13, 2008 at 11:21 am

    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
    December 13, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    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
    December 14, 2008 at 9:11 am

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

  • The Southern Lady
    December 14, 2008 at 10:19 am

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

  • erika
    December 14, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    Sounds delicious and looks like fun! I love you!

  • lauramatthews
    December 14, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    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
    December 14, 2008 at 2:46 pm

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

  • Shireen
    December 14, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    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
    December 15, 2008 at 7:40 am

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