Friday, February 6, 2009

I Cry "Fon-Due-Over"!

Did you know that we missed National Chocolate Fondue Day?? For the love of all things sweet, smooth and chocolaty…how could we have missed that??

So I grant all of us a do-over….or, rather…a “Fon-due-Over”. It has only been a day. Kinda like the 5 second rule for when you drop the cupcake on the floor, frosting-side down and you can pick it up and eat it within 5 seconds and it is still good. I think that if no one actually sees it fall and your picking it up…you are allowed 10 seconds in order to use your fingers to scrape up the remaining frosting on the floor and eat that, too.

I digress.

Some of the sweetest (I apologize for the pun) memories of my youth include evenings when my folks had friends and family over to the house and mom had a melt-y pot of cheese or chocolate fondue bubbling in her “burnt orange” hued fondue pot. There were 4 or 6 little forks that you speared chunks of yummy pieces of food and dunked them into the goo. My favorite nights were when chocolate was the featured “fondue goo”.

There were usually bowls of marshmallows, strawberries, angel food cake, graham crackers and I might even remember a Twinkie® or two. Ahh, those were the days…my dad sporting a shiny disco shirt and me with the metabolism of an active, healthy 9 year old. Mom would lay out the spread and party guests would go at it. I can still remember how excited I got when I saw her pull that fondue pot out of the kitchen cabinet. I knew somethin’ special was gonna happen.

Of course, no one ever heard of “double dipping” at that time. It was like “free fondue love”. No one cared about being socially correct. It was all about sweet fondue-riffic indulgence, baby!

Ahh….those were the days. Today, I do not even own a fondue pot but I know they have made a popular comeback.

Maybe I need to run right out and purchase one so my boys can experience the same joy I did when the fondue pot became the centerpiece of the kitchen table.

‘Cause you know somethin’ special is gonna happen!

Go ahead…..serve up some yummy fondue this weekend and, since February IS National Chocolate Month, make it chocolate fondue. Here are some really great recipes for chocolate fondues from

Or add a little bit of ice cream fun by hosting a Blue Bunny® Rocky Road Fondue Party. The recipe and video can be found on the Blue Bunny website.

Enjoy a little warm and melt-y chocolate fun on our “Fon-due Over” weekend!

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