Fondue Night!

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There are not many things I love much more than melty cheese. Wellllll, maybe carbs? And, like, lemon cheesecake?! Fortunately, or possibly unfortunately, my kids are the same way.

THAT IS WHY…I introduced to them the beloved cheese fondue a few weeks ago. Not because it involves a vat of obey gooey cheese, but because I knew it would be a fabulous way to get veggies and protein into my kids. If there is cheese involved, they are all about it. Plus, it’s actually relatively stress free to make. Takes a little prep work, but generally quite simple. Use what veggies, breads and meats you have on hand and dip away 🙂

I don’t have the recipe posted below, but for this fondue I used THIS recipe. It’s one of the very first recipes I ever posted to my blog. I posted it when Brooke was barely 1 year old and Blake and Ed were just a twinkle in my eye {is that the saying?}….or something like that.

I wavered from that posted recipe slightly, using grated fontina, white cheddar and mozzarella. I also used 1/4 cup white wine in place of 1/4 cup of the milk. It’s the melty mozzarella that makes this fondue so stringy {and dreamy!}

My kids thought it was hilarious, especially Blake, and loved to see how far we could stretch the cheese!

Here are some of those photos snapped from our fun evening together.

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Don’t mind Brooke…she changes into pajamas immediately whenever we get home from school/ballet/church/the store/any place that I require everyday clothes.

Also, look at that cheese!! The asparagus {and bread} were my favorites.

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I bought a ton of asparagus and par boiled it so it had just a slight crunch to it. Same with the green beans and broccoli! I’m telling you, melt a ton of cheese and watch your kids eat all their green veggies!

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So the meat I used was deli ham, folded up and stabbed with a few small skewers.  Worked like a charm. Also pictured here: breakfast sausage!! Who knew that was delicious in fondue? I just chopped it into large pieces because I happened to have it on hand. Very good decision.

The soft potato rolls cut into chunks were also fabulous in this cheese.

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Hello, lover.

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Give a two year old a little wooden skewer and he will gladly eat his dinner and forever be a happy soul.

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Eddie just kind of sat and watched. And dozed off. I WANT HIS LIFE.

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STOP THE PRESSES! There is no cheese…I REPEAT…no cheese {!!!} on that green bean she is eating! Shutthefrontdoor.

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Yum.

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I love you.

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Like I mentioned above, the cheese fondue recipe I used is right here. Tried and true from my kitchen! Hope you all get around to making this fondue soon for your family. It’s delicious and a fun way to spend your evening 🙂

Have a great day, friends. More recipes and family stories coming up later this week!

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4 Responses
  1. cathy claus

    yum! that looks divine! quick question – what is the fondue pot you are using in photo? and do you think electric is the way to go over sterno?
    love your blog!

  2. Patty K

    Yes! It’s a great way to get more veggies into your diet, for kids and adults! I’m celebrating my 30th birthday this weekend and it will be fondue-themed. I tried out a fondue recipe earlier this week to make sure everything will work properly, and I gobbled up green beans and broccoli like candy! 🙂

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