So here’s a new way to mix up your typical church potluck. Have the men do the cooking while the ladies are the judges! Yesterday, my husband and I were invited to participate in the potluck that was held for the older members at church. (No, we’re not in that category…..yet). 🙂 Here are a few of the desserts ready to be judged. Notice that really cool Bible cake in there? That was created by the son of the man in charge of the event. It was very impressive!
Now you have to understand that my husband cooks almost nothing. In fact, I had to show him which knob turned on the burner that he was using to make an entree for the potluck. He makes oatmeal in the microwave, toast, and eggs. That’s about it. So when this challenge came along, I was really not sure how he would do.
I helped him select recipes that were very easy and delicious. He made chicken and noodles (noodles were a frozen brand that taste like homemade) and this Frozen Chocolate Cheesecake for dessert. Though I tutored him, he did all the cooking and decorating of the cake himself. He was quite proud of his efforts, because the chicken & noodles landed him a 3rd place ribbon in the area of presentation and with this delicious cheesecake he received a first place award which included a snappy medal and apron! Now while we’re all proud of the man’s achievements yesterday, let me say that next time, I’d rather just do the cooking myself. It surely would be a lot easier! 😉 By the way, this recipe was developed several years ago by my culinary genius sister. It is SO fast and easy to make, but is the most decadent and impressive dessert. Super delicious!
- 2/3 package of chocolate sandwich cookies
- 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
- 3-8 ounce packages cream cheese, softened
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 2 teaspoon vanilla
- 12 ounces Cool Whip
- 18 or more ounces chocolate syrup (No rules here. You can add extra if you like).
Crush chocolate cookies into crumbs in a food processor or with a rolling pin.
Combine crumbs with melted butter or margarine. Form a crust in the bottom of a medium/large size spring form pan.
In bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth.
Add sweetened condensed milk vanilla, and chocolate syrup continuing to beat until smooth.
Fold in Cool Whip.
Pour mixture into cookie crust and freeze until hardened.
To garnish, spoon more Cool Whip on the top and drizzle more chocolate syrup and cookie crumbs.