Count down to Derby Day!
Many of you might remember that the Run for the Roses (aka The Kentucky Derby) is a big deal at my house. In keeping with tradition, we are prepping for the big day this Saturday - complete with a Hat Parade, friendly wagering, a few libations and of course, enough food for all. It is kid friendly, so I try to keep a little balance in the menu - not all is adult oriented. There are some dishes that are a "must have" and each year I try to swap a few out and a few new ones in. The menu - which is open for discussion, I will asterisk the few dishes that are "must haves" - is below. Please feel free to offer suggestions, alternatives or recipes for any of the dishes listed, I am open minded on most of it!
Thanks you again for allowing me to share this event with you - I am hosting for the 27th year (long before DH and kids) and it has become hugely important to me over the decades. Oh, and we are expecting about 60 - 70 people.
Thank you in advance for any comments, recipes, thoughts or suggestions!
3 flavors of Hummus & pita chips, pretzels
Caprese on a toothpick
Crudite and dip in bread cups (a Martha thing - too cute)
Mexican 7 layer dip & tortilla chips
fruit tray (strawberries, grapes, pineapple, melon, blueberries, oranges)
*ABT's (jalapenos stuffed with cream cheese, wrapped in bacon, BBQ sauce and grilled)
*Waffle fries topped with roasted garlic aioli and truffle oil
*Mini Chicken & Waffles
Crab Rangoon in Phyllo Cups
Deviled Eggs (may do curried with mango chutney, may do plain)
Full bar (for anyone who doesn't like the above)