Hello Loyal Followers! Yesterday was an ugly rainy day here in the Baltimore Metro area. Correction: it would have been a beautiful day had one been home making necklaces and tending the woodstove in weather/house appropriate attire vs. schlepping to work all fancied up in a gross drizzle and stupor inspiring day.
As always we managed to slog along and get things done. The people I work with and the sweet children always lift my spirits. As the day drew to a close I emailed the hubmeister to suggest a fire and some homemade soup for dinner. His response was “Fondue and Cider”. ?????????
I think the last time I made fondue was when we were newlywed and I wanted to use the wedding gift fondue pot with those cool long forks. God knows where that is! Anyhoo, I looked up some recipes online and realized I had all the ingredients at home already-just had to pick up some fresh French baguettes.
Super easy fondue
Use a double boiler to heat up a pot
Pour in 2 cups of chicken stock
A couple of heaping tablespoons of super grainy Dijon-you know, that peasanty mustard
I cheated and used one can of campbells cheddar chs soup
At least 2 cups of sharp cheddar grated
Some swiss cheese grated
Sherry! Whoo hoo
That’s it. Stir it up. I added some cornstarch near the end as I was getting impatient.
Cut up that bread and dip.
It was super duper. I’m thinking choc fondue during the Thanksgiving weekend, with strawberries and some pretzels and whatever else I can think of. Maybe use our new fry daddy and make greasy dough balls to dip in. That sounds so unappetizing but the batter deep fired is like being in new Orleans or the state fair. That Sh** is GOOD. Heart attack in a fondue pot n’est pas?