I love to entertain at Derby time.
Inviting friends for a Derby morning brunch is the perfect prelude to an exciting day at the track.
But this year was a little different....
The first carload arrived on Thursday.
My son, the one in the middle, wanted his friends from UVa to experience the Oaks and Derby.
With full stomachs and sunglasses, they were ready to conquer the infield on Oaks Day.
We joined the fun for "PINK OUT" at the Oaks, honoring cancer survivors.
Later that evening, the second carload rolled up the driveway, bringing the number of boys sleeping at our house to seven
Derby Brunch consisted of "Guy" food. Sausage casserole, hash brown casserole, grilled asparagus,
country ham biscuits with marmalade, spinach salad with strawberries and Derby pie.
Feed them and they will be happy...
Cheers to sunny weather and winning tickets!
Then the numbers grew again. Another group from UVa came by to join the celebration
before catching the van for the track.
Tired and hungry again, they needed to refuel before a big night on the town.
Sunday came and it was over in the flash, just like it started. What will next year bring?