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I ruled...

Totally called the Derby today -- 1, 2, and 3 places, all correct. A little off on the timing of the race, but it didn't matter 'cause no one else got them all in order.

Donation to scholarship fund, coming up! (half of my winnings go to Newcomb's lawsuit, however)

2 eggs, beaten
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup plain flour
1/2 cup or 1 stick melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup chopped English walnuts or pecan halves
1 (9-inch) unbaked pie shell

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Blend all filling ingredients. Pour into unbaked pie shell. Bake for 30 minutes.
(traditional recipes call for walnuts, but I use pecans; traditional recipes also typically have bourbon instead of vanilla)


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May. 6th, 2006 11:16 pm (UTC)
Hee! Gotta have bourbon for the Derby. It's a rule or somethin'! (And Maker's Mark is da bestest.)

Thought about you today, sweetie, when I was digging thru cookbooks at the library. ;)

May. 7th, 2006 12:00 am (UTC)
I thought about you, too, while I was cooking. The pic of Erin was in the front of my brain...

Juleps were good today -- simple syrup was low and slow, and the mint has a good bite.


How far is the drive from you to Kimi in Rogersvillem, AL?
May. 7th, 2006 12:00 am (UTC)
Rogersville, close to Huntsville...
May. 7th, 2006 01:05 am (UTC)
Ummm.... lemme think. Vicksburg is about... four and a half hours from Huntsville. I think. It's been quite a while since I drove up that way.

Erin has been on my mind, too, especially because I finally got to watch Before Sunset, and I know she would approve. The last trailer we saw together at the movie theatre was for Before Sunrise and she was so excited and looking forward to seeing that film, and by the time it opened.... well, I had to see it for her. So now I've seen the sequel, which I liked - especially the end. Made me grin rather a lot.

I've been playing with the scanner, and I may upload some more pix just for the hell of it. I figure I can always stick 'em behind a cut. Whaddya think?

May. 7th, 2006 01:31 am (UTC)
I think if it makes you happy, you oughta do it. I ask about Rogersville b/c I'm pretty sure Kim's eventually going to make a drive to Hotlanta. You could, maybe, hitch up with her...
May. 7th, 2006 05:38 pm (UTC)
Dude, you picked all three?

I thought I was a stud (alas, why don't I ever have money down on things like this and the superbowl--where I would have won scads of cash this year with a simple $20 down last september) merely getting the winner right?

And congrats to the legal fund.

Great, my nesting instincts seem to be coming out in feats of baking this time around. You want me to weigh a zillion pounds for writercon? The recipe looks delish.
May. 8th, 2006 04:06 am (UTC)
It's *really* good stuff. /grins and runs

I did indeed pick all three, though I have to admit that I didn't finalize my line up until I saw all of the horses walk in -- just made it in under the wire. I actually changed the whole thing around when I saw them -- I'd had Barbaro in 2, with Sharp Humor in 1st (Steppenwolfer didn't move). Sharp Humor wasn't walking right, so I dropped him entirely, and Barbaro was looking so *good* for a fast track that I bumped him up. Bluegrass Cat was a jockey pick b/c I didn't have anyone else I wanted to put in that slot. So it was a dice throw, but very cool to win the Jacobs pool!

Enough to get two scholarship folks in a room, at least :-)

Lawsuit..../is scared.
May. 7th, 2006 11:04 pm (UTC)
Totally cool that you picked all three. That's a handy skill to have right there.
May. 8th, 2006 04:07 am (UTC)
Heh. See my reply to Kelly above. I'll take all due credit for picking the winner, but the other two were chancier, for sure. He was definitely the best looking horse for that track, though. Horse racing is fun -- I wish I were independently wealthy and could spend lots and lots of time at the track!
May. 9th, 2006 10:29 pm (UTC)
The only gambling I enjoy is horseracing and cards. Not that I'm good at either one of them but I enjoy the social aspects, and sometimes when the wind is right, the money's not bad either!
May. 9th, 2006 10:31 pm (UTC)
Oh and that's exactly how I pick all my horses, by looking at them. That and the names. It's a science.
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