Maryland is known for our Black Eyed Susan's..
It's our state flower and it is also the official beverage of the Preakness.
In the spirit of yesterdays big Preakness race
I made myself a batch of Black Eyed Susan's to take out on the boat.
As I am battling this nasty head cold,
Chock full of Vitamin C and Vodka ...
this was the peeeeerfect drink!
There are a few varieties of the Black Eyed Susan..
the recipe that I follow is below.
(except that I add a little bit of grenadine syrup)
Our Preakness dinner was one that I usually make for the Kentucky derby,
The Kentucky Hot Brown.
Thick Italian bread, turkey, tomatoes, bacon and a creamy parmesan cheese sauce that will melt in your mouth.
Step by step instructions can be found on an old blog post here
I hope that you all had a great weekend. I've been trying to fight through this cold... I think the worst is over. Although I am moving a little slow today. I started this post at 6am this morning, and it is now 8:45pm. sheeeesh. : )
Have a great new week.