Wednesday, May 23, 2012

{Weekend Festivities/Susie Homemaker}

Since this was my last weekend in Lexington I decided to make it a fun-filled time with all of my best friends and sisters :)

On Friday my friends and I entertained ourselves with a Game Night where we fixed a big dinner and played board games while drinking. The next day we all met up and enjoyed the good old Kentucky and went on the Bourbon trail!

For game night we decided to do italian. I volunteered to make an appetizer. For anybody that knows me, I can NOT cook. Literally - it is a problem. I can cook a total of about 5 items. Any thing microwavable and 2 types of appetizer dips and I have managed to perfect one dish - Fetuccini Alfredo. I feel bad for my future husband - haha. Thus being said, this weekend I made one of my two dips. This dip is called "Pizza Dip". Very sophisticated, I know, haha. I decided to take photos of each stage of how to make it so if anybody was interested, they could do it themselves. Trust me -- it's SUPER easy!

1 Pack of Cream Cheese
2 Cups of Mozerella Cheese
1 Container of Marinara sauce (any brand - just not chunky tomatoes)
1 Package of small Pepperonis
I use two 9 inch round pans.

Step One:
Spread the Cream Cheese on the bottom of two 9" round pans.

Step Two:
Spread an even amount of Marinara over Cream Cheese.
Step Three:
Add half of the bag of pepperoni's  too each pan on top of the Marinara
Step Four:
Add 1 cup of Mozerella cheese to each pan 
Step Five:
Put in the oven at 350 degrees and cook until the cheese is melted.
I don't have an exact time - haha I just check on it every 5 minutes or so.

Step Six:  Add a bag of Frito or Tostito chips and dig in! It is too die for :) Like I said, it is an easy recipe. If I can do it, trust me, YOU can do it!! I'd love to know some of your all's favorite recipes or if you make something similar!

Two of my friends decided to bring dessert and it was so cute, so I just have to show you :) We devoured this in literally an hour. Gotta love cookie cake :)
Game Night 2012 Cookie Cake :)

On Saturday we all hopped in my friends Mini Van and took a trip to the Wild Turkey Bourbon Distillery in Kentucky!
One of the 6 distilleries on the Bourbon Trail!

It was a lot of fun and we got to see all the processes of making the Bourbon. They took us on a bus tour and a walking tour. We got to see the bourbon fermenting and where they kept the barrels for 8-10 years.

Just one of the huge Vats where they keep the Bourbon

My friends and I in front of a big Bourbon Barrel!

S. K. and I at one of the warehouses

Bourbon Barrels of all ages.
If any of you are from Kentucky or have the opportunity to visit, I would highly suggest doing the Bourbon Trail! There are 6 distilleries that all give tours and tasting. The history is fascinating and the properties are all unique and very pretty. We only had time to visit one, but I am sure I will be back to do more later this summer! 


  1. That dip looks delicious! And I have never done the Bourbon Trail, but I really want to go! I guess it will have to wait until September when I turn 21.

  2. That looks so good! I will definitely have to try it out! Thanks for sharing.

  3. That whiskey trail sounds like such a fun time! Have you been to all of them yet? Plus the cookie cake looks delish as well, what a fun looking night!

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