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Kentucky Derby Day Celebrations


I can’t believe it’s been a year already… how time flies… seems like just yesterday that I was writing a Kentucky Derby Menu Idea post…. and here it’s time again for another one.

The Derby is always the first Saturday in May… so this year it’s May 1st …. just around the corner. To prep for this year’s post… I looked at last year’s… a darn good list of foods for you to consider for your Kentucky Derby Celebration…. if I must say so.. and I must.

So here’s the list… from the old list and some new ones added… and more to come in the coming days… so stay tuned…






For Starters




Boursin Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes






Crab Stuffed Mushrooms are great with anything and these will disappear before you know it.









Benedictine Cucumber Tea Sandwiches are a tradition.. and so easy to make…






Deviled Eggs are terrific with Tea Sandwiches... and best of all this is one recipe you can make ahead...





The Main Event




Ham as the main meat is perfect for this kind of event… and it requires little work. Baked Ham with Rum and Coke Glaze or Jack Daniel's Glazed Ham are perfect for this.










Popovers are a terrific accompaniment to this wonderful selection of foods.






Southern Corn Pudding is a great go-together with ham. A truly delicious accompaniment.









Green Beans with Garlic Shallots and Red Peppers






Scalloped Potatoes is another terrific side dish to go with ham.








Asparagus with a Classic Hollandaise Sauce adds a great color to the buffet and the flavor is wonderful. Just trim the hard ends off a bunch of asparagus and rinse them. Set them in a microwaveable dish.. and about 2 tablespoons water and cover with waxed paper…. A quick nuke on high for about 7 minutes or until tender…and voila! …. they’re done… drain off the liquid and drizzle Hollandaise Sauce over them…

The Finale




Amaretto Peach Tart Served as a large tart and sliced or as individual tartlets... this will definitely be a hit... the flavors blend so well with the rest of the menu.




Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Tart is always a great ending to a fabulous meal… serve it with fresh whipped Chantilly Cream….







Amazing Coconut Cupcakes with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting The name says it all... these are truly amazing... they will make your dessert table look absolutely fabulous!



Beverages

The Early Times Mint Julep – The Official Mint Julep of the Kentucky Derby




Fresh Lemonade






Iced Sweet Tea

All these foods are truly delicious and not difficult to make… and best of all they can all be prepped ahead… make as much as you can completely ahead and the rest will be a snap.

1 comments:

Monica April 21, 2010 at 3:57 PM  

Derby day is so much fun!! Derby pie is my absolute favorite!

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