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Kentucky Derby...How do you celebrate?


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5 minutes ago, gfweb said:

Smarty Jones was bred about 2 miles away from us. A friend's kids played with him as a colt. Beautiful horse. Sweet temperament I'm told.

 

Barbaro was another local Chester County horse....still brings a tear to my eye.

 

 

Thoroughbreds  are temperamental but like pitbulls - total love bugs   - in my experience

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We had a customer order a birthday cake  who wanted a Derby theme with a Happy Birthday message and to please include "I'll Have Another" on the cake as well.  Apparently years ago, the birthday boy placed a bet on a horse - a very long shot to win - and of course, the horse won; big payoff.  It comes to light that the wife FORGOT to place the bet 😮 !  I couldn't resist asking if they were still married (yes) and if this is a annual Derby reminder (yes).  I didn't want to do a mean spirited reminder of their missed fortune, so I found a free watercolor image of a horse winning and used that as an edible image with some red roses and the client was happy with it but I so wished I could have seen the reaction when the birthday boy and wife opened the box!

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On 9/11/2020 at 7:13 PM, scubadoo97 said:

If it deals with the derby, make it quick.  One trick pony 

 

No! The "ponies" are the calm ones that settle the hot bloods. They have a strong purpose. Seriously - I have never had a mint juel - maybe next year.

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It's that time of year again!!!!  I've got my PP's printed.  SO excited.  Even though the KD happened a mere 8 months ago, it just wasn't the same.  Glad to have it more normal this year although I think they are only at 40-50 percent capacity and masks are mandatory (who cares!!!  I'd be happy to wear a mask!!)

 

Anyway.  Food.

 

Deviled eggs for sure.  What else?  I don't know.  I need to peruse the freezer.  I don't want to make any grocery store runs this week.  I have a box of veggies etc. coming.

 

There is a horse named Soup And Sandwich that I've had my eye on......maybe that's a sign???

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1 hour ago, Shelby said:

Soup And Sandwich

Are you not afraid he/she is headed for the glue factory?

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Just now, heidih said:

No!  My mind just settles on Mint Juleps, hats and finger sandwiches . Preferred MJ recipe and glass? Donl' have one of those silver mudding things.   https://www.finecooking.com/recipe/the-greenbriers-mint-julep

I've tried and tried to like mint juleps.  I haven't had one for a few years....maybe I should try again.  They are so festive and pretty.  And the ones they make at the KD--the ones that are like 1000$ a cup --super pretty, but I'll save my money for betting lol.

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4 minutes ago, heidih said:

Do you have mint coming up? I find like having a Margarita fir Cinco de Mayo - somehow it hits the spot. I was born next to Hollywood Park and nearish to Santa Anita so racing culture ticks boxes.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollywood_Park_Racetrack    https://www.santaanita.com/

I don't but the margarita sounds awesome.

 

Yep, was super sad when Hollywood Park was no more :( 

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18 hours ago, Shelby said:

It's that time of year again!!!!  I've got my PP's printed.  SO excited.  Even though the KD happened a mere 8 months ago, it just wasn't the same.  Glad to have it more normal this year although I think they are only at 40-50 percent capacity and masks are mandatory (who cares!!!  I'd be happy to wear a mask!!)

 

Anyway.  Food.

 

Deviled eggs for sure.  What else?  I don't know.  I need to peruse the freezer.  I don't want to make any grocery store runs this week.  I have a box of veggies etc. coming.

 

There is a horse named Soup And Sandwich that I've had my eye on......maybe that's a sign???

No burgoo?

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That's the thing about opposum inerds, they's just as tasty the next day.

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35 minutes ago, Katie Meadow said:

@Shelby let's hope Soup and Sandwich finishes well. Otherwise I fear for his future.

Nah.  Even if he finishes last, his owners are great.  I won't get further into any discussions like this.

 

Back to figuring out my menu.

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10 minutes ago, Shelby said:

Nah.  Even if he finishes last, his owners are great.  I won't get further into any discussions like this.

 

Back to figuring out my menu.

Wow - the gray, huh?

 

A lot of money in that Weber family - and she's a bit of a big deal at the Metropolitan Museum!

 

How about some sweet onion sandwiches, a favorite for Derby Day of a friend of mine.

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4 minutes ago, weinoo said:

Wow - the gray, huh?

 

A lot of money in that Weber family - and she's a bit of a big deal at the Metropolitan Museum!

 

How about some sweet onion sandwiches, a favorite for Derby Day of a friend of mine.

LOL Ronnie and I have a saying that if the gray doesn't finish first, it'll finish last --all said in fun.

 

Off to google sweet onion sandwiches!  

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20 hours ago, Shelby said:

I've tried and tried to like mint juleps.  I haven't had one for a few years....maybe I should try again.  They are so festive and pretty.  And the ones they make at the KD--the ones that are like 1000$ a cup --super pretty, but I'll save my money for betting lol.

 

I don't really like minty drinks that much. Maybe Bloody Marys with lots of horseradish & nice garnishes (shrimp)?

 

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Derby Day is the one day of the year that I drink good bourbon. But I do love

peaches so that bourbon pickled peach recipe sounds interesting.

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24 minutes ago, weinoo said:

 

You drink bad bourbon the rest of the time?  If so, why?

Actually I dont drink bourbon on other days. I prefer Single Malt Scotch.

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