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The Derby and Hot Browns

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Platform at Churchill Downs where winning trophy is presented

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.

hot browns

 

Waterfront Park in Downtown Louisville, KY

Waterfront Park in Downtown Louisville, KY

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Entrance to Churchill Downs

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.

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