Monday, May 3, 2010


I just love an excuse to sit around eat, drink, and do nothing looking cute. The Kentucky Derby is the perfect occasion to do so. You dress up, drink mint juleps, and eat tasty treats while waiting for a minute of racing. Its great! 

This past weekend I traveled to Raleigh to attend a lovely Derby Party hosted by my roommate from college and her fabulous gay friend. His home was beautiful; the flower arrangements were so elegant; and the food was to die for. He is by far Paula Deen's biggest fan and I think he is her secret child because man can he cook. We had everything a Southern brunch should have homemade pimento cheese sandwiches, deviled eggs, fresh fruits and veggies, chicken strips, mini quiches, waffles ala mode, and to top it off shrimp and grits. YUM-O! On the beverage menu we had mimosas, bloody marys, sangria, and of course mint juleps in real mint julep cups. 

There is nothing like sitting on the front porch with great people who make you laugh with the sun shining and the wind blowing. It was a perfect day! I think the party was enjoyed by all and will be an ongoing tradition from now on. Look forward to next year!


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