Saturday, May 2, 2009

Derby Day with the Children

Austin and Kaitlyn celebrated the Kentucky Derby with finger sandwiches, desserts and my tea punch served in official Derby cups.
The menu included some traditional Kentucky foods — Benedictine Sandwiches, Pimiento Cheese Sandwiches, Kentucky Legends Brown Sugar Ham on Southern Biscuits and some of the children's favorites — Pizza Rolls and PNB&J Sandwiches.

Desserts included the Kern's Bakery official Derby Pie and...

Strawberry Shortcake (below)

We had a great day watching all the Kentucky Derby hoopla on TV (all day long here in KY).
None of our horses won, but, that was OK. We were happy for Cavin Borel who won on Mine That Bird today and Rachel Alexandra, the winning horse yesterday at the Kentucky Oaks. What a great weekend for a great jockey! And, what a great weekend for all Kentuckians!
Linda's Tea Punch
7 regular-sized tea bags or scoops of loose leaf tea
4 cups boiling water
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 (6 oz) can frozen orange juice concentrate
1 (6 oz.) can frozen lemonade concentrate
10 c. water
Pour boiling water over tea bags in a glass container (I use a Pyrex 8 c. measuring cup because I don't have a 1 gallon glass container)
Cover and steep 5 minutes; remove tea bags
Add sugar and stir until dissolved.
Pour into a one gallon container and add other ingredients (makes 1 gallon)
Refrigerate and serve over ice


mjenningsdesigns said...

How much fun!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish Peyton could have been there for the party!

Anonymous said...

How neat! It was such an exciting race!

bennie and patsy said...

How nice for the children.
Was it your horse that won? 50 to 1

Angela McRae said...

I love Kaitlyn's hat! And thanks again for such wonderful Derby Week posts!


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