Saturday, February 21


Quite the spread, eh?

I realize this is a bit overdue, but I just downloaded my pictures and wanted to put these up here despite them being a week late. If you remember my "Valen-times" post, you'll know I planned a special surprise fondue lunch for my husband.

I had beef and chicken, mushrooms (for me), yam & potatoes, three kinds of dipping sauces, garlic dill pickles on the side, and dill pickle cream cheese dip with ruffle chips as a filler.

Despite being little portions of food, fondue is actually quite filling. Well, we kept at it for a while... we were cooking and eating for about an hour before the gel finally burned up and our oil wasn't boiling anymore.

Tyler kept on taking my forks, which earned him a lot of scolding. His colours were red, yellow, and orange, mine were purple, green, and blue. He'd forget, and take mine, but he always made sure I had one cooked at the same time he had one.

Dessert was awesome. Just look at that chocolate... it was so smooth and creamy! It was just melted Chipits mixed with a bit of cream. So, so good.

Sliced peaches, strawberries, marshmallows, and gluten-free pretzels were all ready for the dipping. I also had crushed peanuts to roll the goodies in, once they were all covered in chocolate.

Mmmmm.... I think I'm going to start drooling.

My favourite was the peaches, probably because Tyler kept on losing his in the chocolate, and I had them perfect every time. A little bit of payback for him stealing my forks in the meat fondue, ha ha.

So that's it. My special, secret, suprise fondue luncheon. Have one for yourself sometime, it was really fun and I'm definitely going to do it again soon!


  1. That looks so good!!!!!!! I have always wanted to try making a fondue spread-- and I saw a really great set on sale the other day. Thanks for the motivation, because that lunch looks amazing!

    I feel like the hardest part about making time for hobbies and fun is planning for it. We're all so busy and we run around doing things for others... but as long as you think of your down time as a NECESSARY part of your life, you'll make time for you. Or, that's worked so far, we'll see how my year goes :)

    Love your blog!!

  2. That looks AWESOME! I'm drooling over the chocolate one... mmmmmm...

    And, I never thought about doing mushrooms!! What a good idea! Although, I suppose now that Michael's allergic to mushrooms, I won't be able to do it anyway. Sigh. Maybe someday! :)

    Love the new colour.

  3. @Sarah: Thanks! Definitely try fondue, it is one of the most fun meals you can have. Plus, it's good for spending time with your special someone. Tyler and I just chatted and enjoyed each others company while we had lunch.

    I'm going to try to set some time aside for me to work on the hobbies I'm interested in. I figure this summer when I'm off on maternity leave (before the baby comes), I'll take that opportunity to learn how to knit! My sister knows how, I'll get her to show me.

    @ Adeena: The mushrooms were SO good! I wouldn't have thought of it, but there was a little booklet that came with the fondue set that talked about Chinese fondue, and part of that was mushrooms. I didn't go with everything else (Tyler wouldn't have liked it) but I had me some mushrooms! Maybe someday Michael will be able to tolerate mushrooms again.


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