When I had Beerfest a few months ago, some of the guests were talking about what the next function should be. It seemed too early to do Baconfest Part 2, and Broccolifest really just didn’t sound too appealing. After awhile, we came up with Bourbonfest!
At Bourbonfest this weekend, all dishes need to be made with Bourbon. Most people think only desserts and meats are made with bourbon. WRONG! While these are the most popular, I was able to find a great recipe for Stuffed Mushrooms with Bourbon and a Mixed Green Salad with Bourbon Dressing (we have to have our greens). I am also making smokies in a BBQ and bourbon sauce, as well as grilled chicken marinated in a bourbon jelly I found at a local Beerfest a few weeks ago. If these recipes are up to my standards, I’ll post them next week!
So far, guests have signed up to bring bourbon brownies, a bourbon BBQ dish, bourbon meatballs, chocolate bourbon bundt cake, and bourbon bread pudding. I know a few other dishes are in the works as well.
I haven’t had Bourbon except for in a bourbon ball since…well..let’s just say it’s been a while! We are certainly in for an interesting night!!