Sunday, September 13, 2009

Fondue'ing it Up!

"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 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.


  1. Yummy!!! I need exact measurments please...!!!!

  2. Oh darn, I forgot to post the measurements. Ok, they were:
    12 1-ounce milk chocolate candy bars-broken
    1/4 cup milk
    10 large marshmallows
    1/4 cup whipping cream.
    Add chocolate & milk to fondue pot stirring constantly, add marshmallows then whipping cream. Eazy Peazy!

  3. The things you and your Mom bought at those thrify stores constantly surprise me with their beauty and delicacy.

    Fondue is a Swiss dish. The most common is the cheese fondue and next the dessert fondue(chocolate).
    Fondue is delicious and I can imagine your delight while dipping goodies into it.

  4. Thanks for stopping by. Buckeye is a lot different now. We have a Walmart and a major chain grocery store! Getting a MacDonalds soon!
    I wish I had been by you to taste that yummy chocolate fondue...looked very good!

  5. Wow....that chocolate looks soooo good!

  6. Alicia, That chocolate and the fruit looks so delicious. I will definitely have to try it.
    It looks like we have read a lot of the same books. Thanks for paying me a visit and leaving a comment.

  7. Yummm.
    Think I'll indulge in some of that for my birthday!!

    Thank you for coming by, and signing up to follow.
    blessing as you go through 1 day at at time.

    Barbara jean


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