My "back porch" is my kitchen, my favorite room in the house. Come on in, the coffee is fresh, and I just made a pitcher of sweet tea. The cookies will be out in a minute. I have over 40 years of recipes to share with you, along with my opinion on everything. Oh my, you are right, it is cocktail time. What can I get you? Of course I can make you a Mint Julep! Stop by anytime, something is always cooking, and the back door is never locked.

Bon Appetit, Y'all

Friday, April 30, 2010

Feel Good Friday

How could you not be having a "Feel Good Friday"? It is the day before the Kentucky Derby, two week of parties and fun. Everyone should be posting on "Feel Good Friday".

Before we get started let me share the fact that I did find my "Hot Mess" Scratch and Sniff T-Shirt, and I'm working on the "Hot Mess Brownies" recipe I'll post next week. That alone has made me Feel Good this week. But there is more!

When I lived in Florida, several years ago, we always had a derby party and so did everyone else on the street. We never invited the neighbors or them us, we would simply get tired of our party and drift over to the different houses to see what was going on and they did the same. I have been known to miss the running of the derby altogether. No one ever drove after drinking too much, they stayed overnight, called a cab, or someone took them home. We were responsible drunks.

There was always so much food, Burgoo, Hot Browns, Country Ham and Biscuits, Beef Tenderloin with Henry Bain Sauce, Fresh Asparagus, Derby Pie. You were so busy eating you almost forgot to drink, except the Mint Juleps.

I know for a fact that if you could see me now, not only would you smile, you would burst out laughing. Good thing I live alone. Get a visual on this: Sitting at the computer, it's 7:30 a.m. Wearing my derby hat - wide brim black straw with a 6-8-inch red flower, I don't know what it is. I have on my new black sandals with 3-inch heels, that I can now walk in, and my long flannel night gown that has little puppy dogs all over it. Do you get the picture? My little Yorkies will not even come in the room with me and I hope the UPS cutie doesn't come to the door.

Well, I thought it was funny, but maybe it was just one of those "You had to be there." things.

Hope you've had a great week and don't forget to watch the Derby and have a Mint Julep.

Thanks for asking, Betty is doing lots better. I told you Chicken Soup and a few prayers will cure anything. She is so cute, she is amazed that "everyone in the world" knows she has been sick.

Visit me during the week, or I'll see you next "Feel Good Friday".


  1. You crack me up! Make sure and wear your "hot mess" T to the party Saturday!

  2. There must be some place you can model that outfit! Do any of the morning shows do a fashion week for the Kentucky Derby?

    (I linked through the girl next door)

  3. You bought it? That is just so fantastic - I wish you could see my smile right now!!!!

    I can't wait to make the Hot Mess Brownies!!!!!

    And I love your morning "look"!!

    Thank you so much, so very much for this post particularly today. I think today or for sure by Monday we will have to put our dog asleep and reading this post just took the frown and worry out of me!!!

    Have a fabulous weekend!

  4. Good news about Betty! And, I am in awe of the sandals. I hope to hear further updates on them, too. Have a wonderful weekend.

  5. I love the visual of you in your Derby wear!

    Mint Julep sounds wonderful!!

  6. Why is that just morning attire? You can wear it all day and be ready for bed. I love working in my pj's. It gets challenging to go to the door however.

  7. Great visual, and definetly looking forward to the brownie recipe. All the food you mentioned made me hungry.


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