Good morning! How is your week coming along? Mine has been great, although it has been a little cold it is amazing what a few days of sun can do to your mood and disposition.
That said I am looking forward to the weekend, not only for a little rest and relaxation but because I can't wait for the Kentucky Derby. I love the pomp and circumstance of the day, the beautiful horses, hats and of course the food.
|Mint Julep Bar Image from Southern Living|
I love a good party and I love party food even more, appetizers are my favorite things to serve and eat. I like the idea that you can try lots of little things; so I thought I would round up a few ideas for the weekend in case you are hosting or attending a Derby party.
|Mint Julep from Better Homes and Gardens|
|Sweet Tea Mint Julep from Spicy Southern Kitchen|
|Spicy Pecans from Honey and Jam|
|Sean Brock Pimento Cheese|
|Hot Brown Tart from Southern Living|
|Ham Sandwiches from Savoury and Sweet|
|Cheese Grits from The Vintage Mixer|
|Thoroughbred Pie from Spicy Southern Kitchen|
|Double Chocolate Bourbon Brownies from Broma Bakery|
|Bourbon Blondie's from Relish|
|Bourbon Chocolate Chip Cookies by Cookies and Cups|
|Salty Bourbon Squares from Amandeleine|
Will you be attending the Derby? Attending a party or just watching along at home? Whatever the case I hope you enjoy the race. I will be make the pimento cheese dip and a few of these desserts and instead of a julep I think I will stick with a mint mojito.
Have a great week!