Saturday, February 27, 2010

Today is Special - Fondooooooooo!

Sometimes exciting ideas in blogland also seem like a bit of hard work - swaps etc. But I found one last week which seemed nothing but pure joy!George's Mum over at Evie George % organised a Winter Olympics après ski party during half term and invited us to join in. Well, yes, please, I think we will! After all, Today is Special - get out the fondue set!
Ben and I are personally very fond of a cheese fondue, and Son 1 had a great meat fondue with friends the other night, but sadly, I am off cheese due to the steriods so we went straight for the chocolate course. Tragic, really.Fair Trade is essential, obviously - I thought we'd try BOTH major French brands.I'm just fooling your with these archive snow photos - we did nothing to deserve our calories the other night.
We melted the chocolate with a bit of milk, and having forgotten to buy cream I stirred in a petit suisse (sweet white cheese) which worked just fine!
We served it with chopped pears (the winner), apples, bananas and quatre quarts cake, which is a bit like Madeira cake for the Brits.
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Mulled wine was also on Georges's Mum's menu - I made up a recipe and Ben and I savoured the results!
A real bit of holiday fun - thanks so much for encouraging something special!
Tomorrow we'll begin the second Pause in Lent. I learnt an enormous amount from the diverse posts last week - I am still trying to think through and digest what I read, so I'd better get a move on before you all get me thinking again!

13 comments:

George's Mum said...

my comment just disappeared. So pleased that someone thought this was a good idea! Looks like you had as much fun as we did. Only problem is I want mulled wine EVERY day now! eek.

I've got my pause for lent post all ready to go for tomorrow but I'm afraid I might have taken pause too literally and it's not as provoking as some of the others I've just been reading. Hope it's OK.

Thank you for joining in the fondue fest xx

bad penny said...

that looked a lot of fun Floss !

Sherri B. said...

Yummy! What a brilliant way to get everyone to eat their fruit.

Michela said...

Is chocolate allowed during Lent?!
P.S.Yes, please another magazine swap in Autumn would be fine! xxxx

Kissed by an Angel said...

I have only had a meat fondue, which I enjoyed a lot!!! So I am guessing that a chocolate one would be even better!!! It looks scrummy with the fruit!!!
xxxx

TheMadHouse said...

Wow that looked like a fantastic thing to do.

jeannette stgermain said...

Looks like you all had fun doing the chocolate fondue, although I have to say meat fondue is my favorite, and then comes cheese fondue, and thirdly choc.

katieb said...

Isn't fondue the most fun! You've reminded me to get my set out and plan for a night of fun!

Rebecca S. said...

Mmmmm...that chocolate does look tragic...ally delicious! We are off chocolate as my girls have given it up for Lent - but we are allowed to indulge on Sundays (and we do!)

Andi's English Attic said...

Yummmmieeeeee! I think I'll go find my fondue - it's in the attic somewhere. xx

beck said...

Oh my goodness,didn't you have fun with that choccie? Now I'm craving some myself, thanks Floss! Actually that mulled wine is sounding pretty good too, you lot sure know how to have a good time! xo

Sarah said...

Oooo, I haven't had a fondue in years. At least the fruit counteracts the chocolate!! which is how I justify eating chocolate!

brighthaven said...

Yay for a fondue lover! We have it fairly often and on Valentine's we host a large fondue gathering where everyone brings a fondue to share! It's an enormous fondue feast for the price of one. :) It's amazing how much I want chocolate right now...