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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Fondue Tuesday

Who doesn’t love fondue?
I happen to highly recommend anyone who does not yet own a fondue pot to get one because they are just too much stinking fun.

But before I get to that…
For lunch today I had Subway. My favorite of the moment is turkey with provolone toasted with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and the red wine vinegar sauce.

On my way home at the end of the day I decided to treat myself to some of my favorite things: nail polish and lip stick! The nail polish is Essie’s Marathin. I LOVE the color and the name only makes it even cuter. The lipstick is by L’oreal in Fairest Nude.

I justified my purchases by limiting myself to neutral colors that I will theoretically get the most use out of. Hey, it is always good to treat yourself.

And now onto the fondue…

You can put in whatever you want as far as spices and cheeses go, but the base stays pretty much the same: One bag of cheese per ¾ cups white wine. First boil the wine, and then slowly add the cheese until it is the desired thickness.

Then add the flavoring. This has about 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar, a heaping tablespoon of garlic, and three or four shakes of nutmeg. (this is for 1 ¼ cups of wine and two bags of cheese. Mike and I made more than we could possibly eat… oops)

Chop up some veggies and bread to dip in and enjoy! (My favorite is broccoli)

Fondue is a great and fun dinner option. Plus, it is really easy to make reasonably healthy if you use low fat cheese and pick healthy options for dipping like whole grain breads, apples, and vegetables.

AND I think that a fondue pot is a great holiday gift idea for that person on your list who has everything.

I hope you had a good Tuesday!



  1. I love, love, love fondue! Hooray for making it yourself; I usually splurge the two times a year we eat it on the pre-packaged expensive stuff. ;-)