Saturday, May 4, 2013

Kentucky Derby Time Y'all!

The 142nd Run for the Roses is today May 7th, 2016! I have added several more recipes.

Will we see another Triple Crown Winner this year? 

Photo shared with approval from Deliciously Organic

Even if you are not a Derby fan, here are several great recipes for any type of get together, no roses or ponies required.

 Beef, Prime Rib for Two or Ten

For 139 years on the first Saturday of May, Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky has been
the site to sip Mint Juleps, show-off your finest hat and watch the ponies run in the Kentucky Derby. 

When hosting a Derby party I usually serve pork rib sandwiches, homemade slaw and a variety of appetizers for the guest to snack on.

If you are looking for traditional Derby favorites check out Chef Nick Sundberg’s recipes: Mint Julep, Kentucky Hot Brown, Bread Pudding with Bourbon and many other traditional recipes which will set the mood for cheering on the ponies.

Here is Chef Nick Sunberg’s recipe for Mint Julep:

¼ cup fresh spearmint leaves
2 cups water, heated
2 cups sugar
A bucket of cracked ice and 32 ounces of bourbon 

In a large pitcher mix together the water and sugar. Add the crushed/cracked ice, pour in
the bourbon and stir in the mint leaves.

Oh and sip slowly….  

Pork Slow Cooked Recipe posted January 5, 2011, just add barbeque sauce, sandwich rolls and you have great pulled pork sandwiches.

Here's what you need: Slow Cooker

1 lb boneless pork ribs or pork loin (ribs with the bone work just as well and add more flavor)

Defrost if frozen

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

¼ cup of water

1 tsp powder garlic

1 tsp powder onion

1 teaspoon thyme

1 teaspoon oregano

1 apple peeled and sliced in quarters or ¼ cup of orange, apple or pineapple juice

 Spray the slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray and add the pork ribs.

Add a tablespoon of Worcestershire to the water, mix and pour over the ribs

Season with the garlic, onion, thyme and oregano

Add the sliced apples to the pot, I tuck the apples around the pork 

Cook on low for 8 hours, until the ribs are fork tender (cooking time can vary by crock pot, check your instructions for your slow cooker)

The sliced apple will cook down and add a sweet wonderful flavor to the ribs.

Just cook something! Cheers! Kary~

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