All Good Things Must Come to an End…


November 28, 2010 by buttermilkbaker

I can’t believe Thanksgiving break is already coming to an end.

I left my home yesterday morning at the break of dawn to make an 8am flight to Boston. Good thing it was so early, because had I truly had my senses about me, I doubt I would have been able to leave. Hands down one of my very favorite Thanksgivings ever, full of cooking, shopping, talking, and Bravo/Food Network marathon-ing. I miss it already.

And this:

Where'd Mommy go?

...doesn't look like she's coming back anytime soon...

I'll just keep her seat warm for her.

Soon, though, I was happily nestled in a bevy of beautiful quilts, resting and reading and food blogging from Buttermilk Boy’s home in lovely New England. Going to his home is always such a treat–quite literally yesterday, actually, as his little sis was making homemade chocolate chip cookies when we walked in the door.


The Boy also took me out for a delicious lunch after ever so kindly picking me up from the airport. A true saint, he is. (Sucking up? Me? 2 days before my birthday? Never!) We then went to this fantastic shop with all the cooking/baking/kitchen/home-wares you could ever want. From hand painted ceramics to bundt pans in all shapes and sizes to coffee makers to cast iron muffin pans, this place had it all. I went in with the very best of intentions, I swear. Just look, don’t touch, and definitely don’t buy.

Welp, that didn’t work out. But I was good!

Item #1: Red Stripey Apron

The stripes on mine are a little thinner than this, but you get the idea. Just $18.99!

Item #2:

To match my apron, obv. Methinks this cost about 8 smackers, give or take a smacker.

Item #3:

Now THIS is exciting stuff. You know what this is for, don’t you?


Yes, that’s right. My birthday cake is going to be a delicious, lush, ruby red velvet cake, a la the groom’s cake in Steel Magnolias.

One of my favorite movies of all time. Shirley MacLaine as Ouiser (pronounced/preferably spelled ‘Weezer’), “You are a boil on the butt of humanity!” Classic.

Except this time I’m going to use Brooke’s drool-inducing recipe from her blog, Cheeky Kitchen.

Oh, and Buttermilk Boy is going to be the one making it! He’s promised a guest post to document this rare occurrence. Get excited. (Now that I’ve mentioned this to you, he’s committed. Excellent.)

I’ll be posting recipes from last week soon, I promise.

Sweet potato gnocchi, yes please!


2 thoughts on “All Good Things Must Come to an End…

  1. tennisweetie16 says:

    What a lovely post. Your sweet potato gnocchi looks delicious, and hope to see pictures of the Boy’s red velvet cake too. He’s a jolly good fellow to make one for your birthday!

  2. ousierboudreaux says:

    Great Dalllas posts!!! Gnocchi looks amazing. and i just gotta get me a piece o’ that BLEEDIN’ ARMADILLA CAKE! looking forward to the birthday guest post! I will be scrutinizing your every movie buttermilk boy!

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