There are four days until the Kentucky Derby, which means the countdown is on to one of my favorite days of the year. Delicious food, great drinks, and the biggest hats you could ever want.
It also means there are only four days until my Kentucky Derby party, my own little personal slice of the South in Chicago. And instead of sweating over a hot stove and scrambling around on Friday night and Saturday morning, I like to take more of a make-it-ahead approach. Saturday morning, I'll get up, pop out to pick up ice and roses (because there have to be roses), do a final clean of my apartment and start setting up everything. I'll turn on the oven at the last minute to warm up one or two dishes, but ideally, everything will be done in the next few days.
So here's what I got up to tonight (plus a bonus picture of my little helper)!
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