Instead of getting anniversary gifts for each other, we decided to get one gift for the both of us. We went to the Melting Pot last year and enjoy a little fondue now and then, but it's so expensive. So this year we bought ourselves a fondue kit. It came the day after our anniversary so we had two anniversary dinners :) We walked down to Harris Teeter and bought Guyere and Swiss cheeses and pickles.
We used a recipe from A Year of Slow Cooking, which is actually used for a mini crockpot so if you have one of those it works too.
- 1/4 cup each of 3 "fancy" cheeses. We used gruyere, swiss, and mozzerella
- 1/4 cup cooking white wine
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
Shred the hard cheese and put them in the fondue pot. Pour in the white wine and sprinkle the nutmeg on top. No need to stir---it will melt together. We served with carrots, apples, cherry tomatoes, and pickles (they're really good trust me).
It was delicious. 5 out of 5 stars. We will definitely be eating this again, but not all the time since it's not exactly low-cal.
We finished off our fattening, very rich meal with chocolately goodness. We used this recipe from the same blog as the cheese, but I added marshmallows and gluten-free graham crackers for s'more fondue. Everytime we go to the Melting Pot I want this, but it's not gluten-free there.
- 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 tsp vanilla
- graham crackers
Put all ingredients in the pot and melt. We served with strawberries, bananas, and apples. Yum!
This deserves another 5 out of 5 stars. So good and fun :)