All posts tagged: kentucky derby

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I’ll Have Another…

I’ll Have Another… What a great name for a horse and this year’s Derby winner.  Based on the name alone,  I’m calling a Triple Crown winner in our future. Another year and another Derby party.  I’m counting down to the next one. The Beginning There is much about Derby day that holds a lot of memories for me.  I look forward to this day almost as much as Christmas and absolutely more than my own birthday. My parents started the party when we lived in Wisconsin during the early 90’s and carried it over in our move to Minnesota, where it was held for 13 years.  Now that they are overseas, my sister and I have taken the helm. *For those who care to follow, we lived in Wisconsin until ’93, Minnesota ’93-’04, and my parents then moved to Chicago when I graduated highschool.  I moved to Milwaukee for college in ’04 and my parents are now living in London.  Cheerio Mom & Dad!* Luckily, we have home video of that very first party.  My great aunt …






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B is for Burgoo & D is for Derby

Consider this fair warning that this post has claimed the award for “longest yet” at Peanut Butter & Dill Pickles.  I should also note there isn’t a recipe at the end of this post but fear not; I’ve included the link to the source…if you’re so daring.  You’ll understand what I mean in a bit. Burgoo (+ blood, sweat, tears, & a whole lotta love) This post is one of the reasons why I love having a blog; sharing such a fun, family tradition and the story behind it.  Please grab a cup of coffee or tea and read on. Ever since I was little in the early 90’s, my parents have been throwing a Kentucky Derby party.  It’s been a wonderful tradition; one that my sister and I have taken over with my parents move to Chicago, then London. The veggie and broth station Side note: The Kentucky Derby is always the first Saturday in May so expect a followup post in a few weeks highlighting this year’s party. Back to the topic at hand. When my mom decided …