We had a delicious fondue lunch at Chris & Lysa’s today. Mike and I brought piles of cheese for the cheese fondue that turned out pretty well – it did get a bit fussy – not hot enough sometimes, then too hot other times, but still, pretty tasty once we got it sorted. The recipe I found on the internets had 5 whole ingredients in it. So we tried it! And it worked out well. So well, in fact, that I would love to have fondue once a week. Sadly, I could not convince Mike that this would be a good idea. I decided to make hay while the sun was shining and enjoyed veggies, bread and some pepperonis dipped in the apple-y cheesy hot dip.
I picked up some fondue burner fuel – in the form of a gel patty, but Cynthia brought this bottle of squeezable fuel gel and that worked well. Both made for flames that were pretty hard to see – even when they were on full blast. We had to stay on top of the burners because they would heat the contents of the pots pretty quickly.
Rather than traditional chocolate fondue, we made a caramel fondue with another simple recipe like this. And dipped all sorts of fruit into it. Biggest surprise in taste was dipping the pineapple into caramel. Try it. It’s delicious and not just for apple slices, either. Although, they were tasty, too.
After dinner we chit chatted,
drank tea out of cute mugs (They’re greeeeat! Actually!)
enjoyed the warm fire, and LEGO hung out with us for a bit.
AND…we received a rhino cookie jar full of treats for the ride home.
Huzzah! It was a lovely, lovely time. There will be more fondue parties in the future. Heck, I’ve got 2 more gel patties to use up.