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Derby and Boxing 
May 9, 2011 3:15 pm 
Updated: May 13, 2011 5:11 am
If you read my last blog, I wanted to have a Kentucky Derby party with mint juleps and funny hats.  I figured it would be something simple and just have a few people over (1 to 3 people) and either order pizza or Kentucky Fried Chicken (hellooooo KENTUCKY Derby!).

It ended up being a BBQ with 22 people that started at 1pm and ended after the Mosley/Pacquiao fight about midnight.  :-O

I made a pitcher of mint juleps that I ended up drink the most of.  Turns out my beer and vodka loving friends don't like bourbon no matter how much simple syrup you put in it.  Wusses.  Since I normally drink Irish Whiskey or Crown, Bourbon doesn't bother me.  So me and the two other people that drink Crown were the only ones that could tolerate the bourbon flavor.  Amateurs.

We had BBQ baby back ribs, lobster, hot dogs, fried won tons, spinach salad, baked pasta, and fried chicken.  All the chicken was bought and brought.  Not a single person brought KFC!  (helloooooo KENTUCKY Derby!) 

Here is my easy way to handle baby back ribs.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Place a rack of ribs in the middle of large heavy duty foil.  Season well the front and back of the rack and seal in the foil.  I like to use either Slap Ya Mama or Corky's Dry Rub.  Make a separate packet for each rack of ribs.  Put on the middle rack of the oven and bake for about 1-1/2 hours.  This is enough to cook the ribs without them getting too soft.  When the ribs are done, remove the ribs from the foil and put them on the BBQ and add your favorite sauce.  Cook long enough to build up the coating of BBQ sauce and to put a nice crust on the meat.  Voila!
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May 9, 2011 4:39 pm
I love "slap ya mama" seasoning! It's great in many things, for sure.
May 10, 2011 5:12 am
Sounds like you and your guests had a wonderful time. I realized at about 4:45 as I was attending one of my son's friend's 7th birthday party that I forgot to set my DVR to record the Derby. Shucks, missed that! And I just couldn't pay for the PPV for Mosley v. Pacquiao. So I'm looking forward for the replay this Saturday! Maybe I'll make Mint Juleps!! Thanks for the blog!
May 10, 2011 5:38 am
Ohhh, the ribs sound good! I'm actually kinda happy the Derby's done with for the year. But I'm from KY and the local stations start talking about the thing 6mos before hand and don't shut up till about 2-3mos after.
May 10, 2011 10:32 am
Godzilla, everyone chipped in for the fight (which was nice of them). And my friends and us, we don't need much of an excuse to party... "Hey today ends in the letter 'Y'!! Let's drink!"; "Hey they picked up the trash today, we have more room for the empty bottles! Let's drink!!" You know how it goes. :-)
May 11, 2011 2:37 pm
LOL! Yipeeeee!!!! Today was trash day..(pick up wine glass, sip, continue typing:) I love hearing about your parties. The ribs sound delicious,though I would imagine something called "Slap Ya Mama" would = "Major Heartburn" in my world!
May 11, 2011 5:20 pm
Last night, my husband (in a bar) thought that Saturday went so well that we are going to do the Triple Crown. Which means... In two weeks is the Preakness in Maryland. We will be having a seafood theme--think shrimp boil and crab cakes. We are also having a crazy hat contest and definitely no mint juleps. What kind of alcohol is the Preakness famous for? Three weeks after that is the Belmont Stakes from New York. Since New York has just about everything, that will be the "bring whatevah" potluck. We can drink "whatevah" too! BONUS!!!
May 12, 2011 10:41 am
Hi Chop Suey, I wish I could have triple crown parties, up here no one really cares about horse racing. I watched the Derby with the kids though and am looking forward to the Preakness. The drink to serve is a Black Eyed Susan: vodka, rum, triple sec, orange juice, pineapple juice and a lime wedge. It'll be wonderful with your seafood theme!
May 12, 2011 5:44 pm
Mahalo Sarah! It sounds delicious and like a hangover waiting to happen. Very few of my friends care about horse racing either. They just came for the food and drinking company. And it is funny to watch my husband yell at the tv.
May 13, 2011 5:11 am
I will not miss the triple crown! Hopefully.
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I grew up in a multiethnic household which reflects in the foods I eat and prepare. When my sons were little, cooking was more a chore;however I did bake more for them. Now foods they grew up on are what brings them home. We eat just about everything. Yet for some strange reason I married the world's pickiest eater. Imagine that. He definitely didn't marry me for my cooking!
My favorite things to cook
I like to cook big hearty meals with lots of sides-- enough to last several days at least. Some times it's Hawaiian. Some times it's soul food. Some times it's Asian. It also depends in what's on sale. ;-)
My favorite family cooking traditions
One son cooks on Tuesday. That works for me. My husband cooks steak and lobster for everyone on Valentine's Day. Good times to be had by all.
My cooking triumphs
I can put a meal for 6 on the table faster than Lindsey Lohan can get arrested.
My cooking tragedies
I've had all the cooking tragedies--cremated unidentified objects, using salt instead of sugar, over salted watery sauces, peculiar non-encore worthy wrongcoctions. But if you ask my son, the worst thing is that I can't duplicate his favorite mac and cheese. Since I don't usually measure and I grab whatever strikes my fancy, or is on sale, I have no idea what I did.
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