We celebrated Walt's 28th birthday this past Saturday with a full on Georgia-style barbecue. The theme was "Southern Baptist potluck," meaning too much of some very good things. I delegated out side dishes and appetizers, in addition to my own, while Walt was in charge of the famous Thompson barbecue (smoked 13 hours with the secret family sauce). Oh yeah, I made cookie cake. Twice. Don't even ask. Needless to say, drinks were imbibed, food was devoured, and fun was had by all. My one complaint? Georgia is freaking hot, ya'll. I've unadapted. It's going to be one long, sticky summer...
Source: Martha Bell
1 (8 ounce) block cream cheese, at room temperature
8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (about 2 cups)
1 (1 ounce) packet ranch dressing mix
1/3 cup lager-style beer (I like Miller High Life)
Splash of worcestershire sauce
Mix all the ingredients together (I used my stand mixer) and refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve with pretzels and crudité.