Friday, May 1, 2015

Run for the Roses Pie For Derby Day

You still have time to bake this tasty Run for the Roses pie. Our dinner group is hosting Derby day tomorrow and what is perhaps the "Greatest Two Minutes in Sports" deserves a special pie.

To celebrate the Run for the Roses, you'll need a pie crust, eggs, unsalted butter, sugar, flour, pecans, chocolate chips and bourbon whiskey.  Instead of the 1/4 cup of bourbon whiskey that the recipe called for, I used 2 TB and decreased the sugar to 3/4 cup.

A hat is believed to bring luck to the jockeys, horses and your bets.
Born in the valley
And raised in the trees
Of Western Kentucky
On wobbly knees
With Mama beside you
To help you along
You'll soon be a growing up strong

All long lazy mornings
In pastures of green
The sun on your withers
The wind in your mane
Could never prepare you
For what lied ahead
The run for the roses so red
And it's run for the roses
As fast as you can
Your fate is delivered
Your moment's at hand
It's the chance of a lifetime
In a lifetime of chance
And it's high time you joined in the dance
It's high time you joined in the dance

From sire to sire
It's born in the blood
The fire of a mare
And the strength of a stud
It's breeding and it's training
And it's something unknown
That drives you and carries you home

And it's run for the roses
As fast as you can
Your fate is delivered
Your moment's at hand
It's the chance of a lifetime
In a lifetime of chance
And it's high time you joined in the dance
It's high time you joined in the dance

Dan Fogelberg - Run For The Roses Lyrics
Youtube

Derby Museum photo from Pinterest

Happy Derby Day!
I am joining Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farm.
xo
Debbie

8 comments:

  1. Oh, that pie looks delicious! Have fun tomorrow! xxoo

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  2. Your pie sounds great Debbie and I bet you all have a blast-enjoy:@)

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  3. The Derby Party sounds like a fun time for your dinner group, and it certainly will have a sweet ending with your yummy pie. I love the hats for you and Joe. I'm sure it'll be fun to see how everyone is decked out. Enjoy!!

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  4. Your pie looks delicious! In reading those words , that "lied" ahead jumped out! I guess he was using poetic liscense, lol!
    Have fun!

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  5. Beautiful presentation, Debbie. Do you have your horse picked out?

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    1. I'm going with a long shot Marigene. My pick is Frosted.

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  6. Oh your Derby pie looks divine Debbie! Love the DF lyrics!
    Jenna

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