As you've probably heard, this weekend is the 135th running of The Kentucky Derby.
If you know me in real life, you know that Hubby and I actually lived in Louisville, Ky for a while right after we were married (years ago).
This time of year is always special to me. I have fond memories of all of the week long celebrations that go on in this wonderful city during the week preceeding the Derby.
One of my favorite parts of horse racing is finding out the horse names.
Seriously, I think they have the coolest names.
Here are a few from this year's race:
Nowhere To Hide
Mr. Hot Stuff
Hold Me Back
Join The Dance
Chocolate Candy (may be my favorite)
Pioneer of the Nile
West Side Bernie
Aren't they fun?
It gets me thinking - what you name your horse?
I like Carolina Dreamin' for mine.
Are any of you having a Derby party to celebrate even though you can't be in Louisville for the big event?
In case you are, I thought I'd include a mint julep recipe for you to enjoy.
Mint Julep Recipe
4 fresh mint sprigs
2 1/2 oz. bourbon whiskey
1 tsp. powdered sugar
2 tsp. water
Muddle mint leaves, powdered sugar and water in a collins glass.
Fill the glass with crushed ice and add bourbon.
Top with more ice and garnish with mint sprig.
Serve with a straw.
Hope you have a great weekend - hopefully it won't get rained out and remember to catch the Derby on TV Saturday afternoon.