After visiting Louisville, Kentucky and Churchill Downs last summer, I knew I would watch the Kentucky Derby this year on TV. I have been getting updates all week on Twitter and Facebook. I am getting more excited everyday. As I was planning my weekly menus, I decided I would make Hot Browns on Saturday. That is a traditional Louisville, Kentucky open faced sandwich. I went to my “the Glory of Southern Cooking” cookbook by James Villas and saw the recipe I am sharing with you today. It sounds delicious and seems simple enough to make. As always, I love James Villas introduction to the recipe and explanation of how it was created.
I never in my wildest dreams would have thought that I would like horse racing. I am definitely not a gambler and I remember the story told to us as we toured Churchill Downs that one lady bet six million dollars on a horse that did not win the derby. Never in my wildest dreams would I even bet six hundred dollars. Even though I will not wager a bet on the Derby, I will make a selection from the contestants to cheer for and I make that choice by the color of the horse and whether I think they would be an attractive winner. Hey! You have got to start somewhere.
Hope you are able to watch the Derby and have a great weekend. Thanks for stopping by.