Reason to Celebrate

May 3, 2019

It’s May. And if that wasn’t reason enough to celebrate, this first weekend brings us both the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo. Like we needed an excuse for a delightful Bourbon cocktail or quick plate of Mexican. So, what’ll it be? Maybe both.

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A Derby Classic, the Mint Julep. http://gardenandgun.com/media/mint-julep

Brown Butter Bourbon Blondies  https://simplequietmodern.com/2016/05/01/brown-butter-bourbon-blondies/

Take your pick for lunch on a Sunday… Chilaquiles or Lentil Tacos. No bad choices here. https://simplequietmodern.com/?s=Chilaquiles https://simplequietmodern.com/2017/05/02/lentil-tacos/

photos: gp

 

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If April showers bring May flowers, a wet Spring weekend also provides just enough time indoors to knock out a batch of these…Brown Butter Bourbon Blondies.

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I adjusted Phyllis Grant’s adaptation of Mark Bittman’s Butterscotch Brownies by adding a cup of coarsley chopped toasted walnuts and replacing 3 of the 4 teaspoons of vanilla with Bourbon. Now we’re talking…I should have made a double batch. You can find the original adaptaton here: http://food52.com/recipes/32350-brown-butter-blondies