The Big Boo Cast, Episode 15


Sometimes Melanie and I decide to record a podcast because we want to talk about some specific things.

Today we recorded a podcast because I had been in the kitchen all day long and wanted to pursue some sort activity that didn’t require mixing a softened stick of butter with sugar. And Mel wanted to do something that wasn’t watching the same episode of “Friday Night Lights” for the third time in a row.

I’m telling you: sometimes boredom will just propel you into all manner of podcasting ambition.

Anyway, this one is completely random (SO WHAT ELSE IS NEW?). We talk about my search for a birthday gift for my sister-in-law, our mutual disdain for coconut, Mel’s hunt for a maxi-dress and how her shopping habits eerily resemble a woman I know who likes to sign cards and letters like this:


It’s all very big fun.

As long as you remember that the words “very,” “big” and “fun” are completely relative.

And you can listen right here.

If the link isn’t working for you, you can also go here and then click on the speaker.

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  1. Oooo! Can’t wait! Going to call Chris now and pour a cup o’ coffee.

    Has it really been 15??

    When it gets to “24,” will it have any drama??

  2. OK, Chris just did what you were worried Travis would do…

    …and the title “Maxi” dress bothers me.


    Y’all are so fun! If only I could get my hair done at the same time, it would be wonderful.

  3. One of my favorite books is Ham Biscuits, Hostess Gowns, and Other Southern Specialties : An Entertaining Life (with Recipes) by Julia Reed. I took it on my honeymoon and read it 3 times, and I’ve already made 4 recipes from it. I highly recommend it to any Southern woman that enjoys food! Thanks for another podcast…I love them!

  4. Super fun. Gabe even listened to part of it with me. He doesn’t really get it. :)

  5. You two are STINKIN HILARIOUS! I found myself wanting to join in the conversation only to realize I would be talking to myself.

    Oh, and water chestnuts are not the roasting/Jack Frost nipping at your nose legumey things…just thought I’d clear that up. I know it is keeping you up just like the meatloaf side dish dilemma would have.

  6. Don’t be scared about Pioneer Woman’s cinnamon rolls! The dough is not hard to make, and they are so worth it. Mmmm…

  7. Disdain for coconut??? And you call yourself a southerner???


  8. Okay, here’s the recipe for the Apple Dumplings y’all were talking about. I’m not sure if it’s the Pioneer Woman’s recipe or not, but this is the recipe I use, and they’re always a hit! My family requests them in advance for every function! In fact, my uncle has been known to hoard them away until everyone leaves at Christmas dinner – just so he can have them all to himself! Enjoy!

    2 Granny Smith apples
    2 cups sugar
    2 sticks butter
    2 pkgs refrigerated crescent rolls
    1 can Mt. Dew
    cinnamon and chopped pecans (optional)

    Peel apples and divide into 8 pieces each. Wrap crescent roll around each piece. Place in 9×13 baking dish. Melt butter and mix with sugar until it makes a thick syrup. Pour over dumplings, then pour Mt. Dew over top of butter/sugar syrup. Sprinkle with cinnamon and pecans if desired. Bake at 350 for 45 mins. Yields 16 dumplings.

    Serve warm with vanilla ice cream. They are also great for breakfast (hot or cold) with a cup of coffee.

    *Warning: You may be tempted to drink the butter/sugar syrup straight out of the baking dish! I’m just telling you in advance!

    Happy Eating! :)

  9. Melissa Fitzpatrick says:

    Y’all kill me. Hilarious.

  10. My MIL signs cards the same way!!

    It cracks me up.

  11. On our way to the grandparent’s for Easter, I saw a car with the license plate “OLEO”. I started laughing and immediately thought of your blog. The car was from Tennessee, I think. I hope you and your family had a wonderful Easter weekend.

  12. I totally just got my boss’s birthday gift idea from y’all. THANK YOU!