Cinco De Mayo or Kentucky Derby? Kentucky Derby or Cinco De Mayo?
Basically that has been the thought running through my head the last week and half.
So far Cinco De Mayo has won. Big Time.
Crockpot Carnitas Tortilla Burrito Bowl or Margarita Chicken Quesadillas with Margarita Guacamole anyone?? Oh man and for dessert what about some Brown Butter Crepe Ice Cream Tacos!? And really if you think I am done you are so wrong. I mean there are still five more day’s till Cinco De Mayo and I have at least one more recipe up my sleeve!
Today though is all about the Derby!
OK, so truthfully I know nothing about the Kentucky Derby and have honestly never watched it. Unless you count some three-minute clip that I saw on the news. Or wait, maybe is was Jim Rome? I don’t I only remember briefly seeing some horses on the TV as I frantically ran back to the garage to get yet another pack of butter from the fridge.
Anyway, one thing I do know is Kentucky Derby Pie. My mom used to make it every now and then. It used to be one of my favorites. Not sure whether it was the pecans, chocolate chips or that I thought I was cool because I was eating bourbon. Alright fine, it was totally because I thought I was so cool eating pie with bourbon. Don’t judge, you totally would have thought (or maybe you did) the same thing too.
I absolutely hate making pie crust. I have tried over and over to make the perfect pie crust and every time they fall flat. No joke everyone always says, “you should have used Pillsbury”. So I have given up on homemade pie crust (for now) and stick to my very trusted Pillsbury dough boy. He never disappoints.
So I made bars.
Wait though, there is more!
Bourbon Caramel Sauce.
What? It’s a big week. Over the top is completely acceptable.
Actually, the bourbon sauce was totally last-minute. I was taking pictures and the bars just looked boring. Like they really needed something oozing off of them. Bourbon to the rescue!
The bars are awesome on their own. I mean chocolate chip cookies + Kentucky Derby pie!! It’s awesome! But so is the bourbon sauce. Especially when it is warm and drizzled over cold ice cream or whipped cream sitting right on top of a very generous size bar. Oh yeah, now that is a dessert fit for the Kentucky Derby!
The pictures just don’t do this one justice. These were tough to shoot. I have no idea why, but I had a really hard time getting a good photo. I guess it was just an off day.
So what do you guys think of the Derby?
I say, Kentucky Derby rules!