This weekend goes down as one of my favorites in 2014. Like I mentioned on Friday, my college BFF and her husband flew in from Houston to spend the weekend with us. And while I knew that her husband was an awesome guy – we really haven’t hung out all that much since we haven’t lived in the same city since they met. But it didn’t take long to realize that Big Guy was a fan. They had a little bromance going which made the weekend so much more enjoyable.
On Friday night, we took them to our favorite spot where we wined and dined.
And on Saturday morning we had an epic brunch of biscuits and gravy, pork belly and the freshest scrambled eggs possible.
Oh, and coffee. Lots of coffee. The biscuit was incredible and a pat of local butter took it over the top. And that gravy. Holy moly. The roux was made using the rendered fat from the sausage and the flavor was so deep and rich. I savored every bite. All of us licked our plates clean. Literally.
Following brunch, we headed home for a total football day. Big Guy set up a prime location outside for t.v. viewing and built a fire pit that kept us warm.
The sun was shining. Delicious cocktails were in hand. And my best friend was in town. I seriously was in Heaven.
Gah, I wish we lived closer to this girl.
Now onto one of the sweetest parts of the weekend – Bourbon Pecan Pie.
Baking a pie was on my Fall Bucket List and I went back and forth between pecan and apple. But pecan ultimately won, which I figured seeing as though it’s Big Guy’s favorite. With the pecan, a big scoop of homemade sweet potato cream cheese ice cream. Oh yes we did.
This was the most delicious way to end such a sweet reunion. But I also think it would be a pretty incredible addition to any holiday meal – Thanksgiving, Christmas or just because.
And even though our weekend had to come to an end, we all were in agreement that there would be a reunion in 2015.
I am incredibly thankful for friends that have lasted through the years…13 to be exact.
Cheers to 50 more years of friendship!