As the date for the Kentucky Derby (May 5th) and our 21st (!!) wedding anniversary approaches, I’m encore posting my post from this time a couple of years ago. I will be in Texas on Derby Day this year, as my little brother graduates from college down there– WHOOT! However, you can be sure I’ll see my ponies race at some point and I’ll certainly have my Kentucky Hot Brown and Derby Pie in the days to come–I guarantee it, y’all!
As a born n bred Kentucky girl, the annual Kentucky Derby has always had my attention this first weekend of May–I guaranteed it always would by getting married on Derby Day in 1991. Whilst May 4th is our actual anniversary date, we’ve always celebrated on Derby Day. Strike The Gold was the pony that won that day 19 years ago this weekend–appropos, no?
In honor of Derby Day(from here firmly amid Central Indiana), it’s all about the food. Sure, we’ll give the race a look on tv, but the food…mmMM! In our case, we’re making(and EATING) the signature Kentucky Hot Brown and Kentucky D*r*y Pie(you’re not s’posed to use the word ‘derby’ in there cause that pie name is all copyrighted n stuff).
The classic Kentucky Hot Brown has many variations n personal tweaks, like any other recipe does–and should. This hot brown picture is from the renowned Brown Hotel in Lousiville, Kentucky, where the signature Hot Brown is always featured. I shan’t post the recipe, but you can click on over from the Brown Hotel link up there. Let us just say bacon…creamy cheesy sauce…turkey… all bubbly n hot from the oven…mmmm…yeah, ‘s good stuff!
My personal take is a wee bit different in that I use a coupla cheddar and parmesan cheeses instead of what the recipe calls for…otherwise, ’bout the same–served with crispy potato chips(homemade chips rock but kettle chips work great as well) MMMmmMMM!
Next up is the famous Kentucky D*r*y Pie recipe–the Kentucky Pie is what we’re allowed to call it. Just spectacularly delicious…look at it. Click on over from the pie title there and take a look at that recipe…yum.
Y’all enjoy, now!!
*Cues ‘My Old Kentucky Home’ music*