"There's nothing better than a good friend, except a good friend with chocolate." - Linda Grayson
Yesterday my daughter, April came for the day to visit. She lives about 4 hours away so she had quite a drive before getting here. She, my mom and I first did a little bit of thrift store shopping where we found some treasures...as usual; but I will post about that later.
April had invited her friend Mary to come and have a barbecue with us. But it was actually 102 degrees yesterday, so we opted for hamburgers made inside and potato salad. It was still super hot in the kitchen, but well...we had to eat.
Mary brought her sister Amy and we had a great time with them. They were super nice people and I'm glad my daughter has such good friends. After dinner April had a special dessert planned.
It started out with this electric Fondue Pot, 5 bars of milk chocolate, milk, whipping cream and marshmallows, plus a LOT of stirring~
Mmmm, melting marshmallows ~
Almost done, just a few stubborn marshmallow bits. This was soooooooo sinfully delicious.
And what would melted chocolate be good for if you didn't have something to dip into it? Actually, I could have just used my fingers at that point, but well...we did have company so we used all these delicious things. Fresh strawberries, raspberries, bananas, pound cake, salted pretzels and marshmallows!
(The little pink serving tray above was purchased for me by my mom at a Goodwill for about $2.25. Isn't it beautiful?)
This beautiful Mikasa serving plate was a gift from my mom that she purchased many years ago at a Mikasa outlet store. This is actually the first time I've used it for anything other than decorative purposes. It's just as beautiful as the fruit it held.
Well we had a really great time, even though it was so hot. If you've never tried Chocolate Fondue, you really should. It's amazingly delicious and a great way to share food, time and stories.