A blurb of whatever I'm eating (or dreaming about eating), buying or enjoying. Life is short, so enjoy every bite and I hope y'all follow me along the way!
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Bourbon and pie are quite a pair
Saturday was the 137th Kentucky Derby and the BIL was unable to get tickets (at face value) so we will go another year. Instead some neighbors came over for a Derby party which turned into my fav kind of gathering ~ one spent on the porch. The weather was lovely for porch sitting. I previously decided that we had to have Derby inspired pie for dessert. It was super easy to make and the hubs loved it, he normally does not like walnuts. I have a feeling this will be made more than just the 1st Saturday in May.
flour and sugar in mixing bowl
adding the choc chips
used a store bought crust
The pie recipe calls for 2 tablespoons of bourbon. I was not a huge fan of bourbon, it is a little strong for me, but it is perfect in the pie. I also made Mint Juleps using a recipe from Southern Living. I prefer American Honey over the Woodford Reserve Bourbon. That may be too sweet for some, but it was just right for me.
Derby Choc. Pie and a Mint Julep
I was unable to buy silver julep cups for this year, I will have them for the future. Maybe I can find them on sale now that the Derby is over. Cheers to Animal Kingdom!