Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Our Fondue Dinner

Flowers from my Honey

One of our favorite restaurants is The Melting Pot.  I love fondue!  Last year we started a Valentines Day fondue dinner tradition.  I found some recipes online that taste just like The Melting Pot. The kids were excited all day with anticipation for our big meal.  They love to help out (especially with decorating the marshmallows for our chocolate fondue).  One reason I love fondue is because it takes longer than a traditional meal and it gets the whole family talking and having a good time.

The kids set the table and got out our "fancy" glasses and filled them with ginger ale. Before our meal Jenna asked if we could read  I Corinthians 13: 1-8 about love.  I told her that was a great idea.  So we read the scriptures and then our meal began.

This year I was a bit more organized and had all my veggies chopped, and each tray ready to go. 
We started out with the cheese course and used cauliflower, celery, red grapes & toasted french bread to dip with.  This is my favorite course!  I could have this and nothing else and would be totally satisfied. Ingredients: shredded cheddar & swiss cheese tossed with 1-2 tbsp of flour (to keep from sticking), cooking sherry, a scoop of fresh minced garlic, a few dashes of worcestershire sauce, black pepper. 

Next, we had our main course with the MoJo broth.  It has a little kick to it! We used chicken breast (also really good with beef/steak), broccoli and red potatoes.  The kids loved this.  I was surprised because it was a little spicy. Ingredients:  vegetable broth, jerk seasoning, orange juice, lime juice, garlic, cumin, and fresh cilantro.

Last but not least, the chocolate course!  We used strawberries and valentiney decorated marshmallows to dip. You can also use brownies, pound cake, pineapple- or whatever you like with chocolate.  Ingredients: 3 squares of baking unsweetened chocolate, light cream, sugar, butter & vanilla extract. 

A good time was had by all!


  1. I'll have to have a taste testing of said fondue before I can properly comment on this post. Jus' sayin'. :P