In addition to some great appetizers and sides, we had quite the assortment for dessert. I made my father-in-law's favorite Robert Redford, tried out a new Gooseberry Patch recipe, and then my sister-in-law, Auntie E, tested all of our taste buds with her new creation... bacon ice cream. (You might want to check out her blog as I'm pretty sure it will be making an appearance in the near future.) I can't say I would want to have bacon ice cream every night, but it was definitely interesting and added a good combination of sweet and salty all at the same time.
The new recipe I tried came from Gooseberry Patch's Quick & Easy family favorites and from the 5 ingredients or less section, which is becoming my favorite.
1/2 c. butter, melted
1 1/3c. graham cracker crumbs
14oz. can sweetened condensed milk (I used fat free)
1 1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate as I didn't have enough semi-sweet on hand.)
1 1/2 c. chopped walnuts
Stir together melted butter and graham cracker crumbs.
Press into a 9x13 baking dish.
Pour milk over crumb mixture.
Sprinkle with chocolate chips and walnuts.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until edges are browned and bubbly.
These didn't make it past last night so perhaps they really are magic.