Friday, September 17, 2010

Fondue Night

Last year I was reading a book about the lives of these three sisters.  Whenever any of the sisters were having a hard time with life they would call a scrapbook night.  No matter what the other sisters were doing, they would drop it to go to the scrapbook night (usually planned a day or two in advance).  During the scrapbook night they would contemplate life, talk about what they were going through and give each other advice.  

I was sharing this idea with a friend who does not like to scrapbook. We loved the idea of being able to call a night when we were in need of some girlfriend time but, we didn't want it to be scrapbooking. So, we decided to do a fondue night.  

A couple of days ago, I received an email from one of my friends. She wrote, "I'm calling a fondue night!"  So, that is what I'm doing tonight. It's always so much fun.  It's probably more fun for those who didn't call the fondue night since they aren't the ones in need of help. But, we always end up being real and laughing a lot.    

In the spirit of fondue night, I want to share a chocolate fondue recipe with you that I got from (warning: this is not a healthy recipe but it sure is yummy!):

2/3 c. Karo light or dark corn syrup
1/2 c. heavy cream
8 sq. (1 oz. each) semi-sweet chocolate
Assorted fresh fruit

Directions: In a medium saucepan combine corn syrup and cream. Bring to boil over medium heat. Remove from heat. Add chocolate. Stir until completely melted. Serve warm as a dip for fruit. 
Yields: 1 1/2 cups.

We dip: strawberries, pineapple, bananas, pound cake, pretzels, and potato chips.  You can dip pretty much anything.  Some of the girls have dipped their fingers, but we're not going to talk about that.  

Another recipe that I found but have not tried yet is: 

4 blocks (4 oz.) unsweetened baking chocolate
1 c. light cream
1 c. sugar
1/4 c. creamy peanut butter
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla

Directions: Combine chocolate and cream in medium saucepan or double boiler. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Add sugar and peanut butter; continue cooking until slightly thickened. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Pour into fondue pot or chafing dish; serve warm with Fondue Dippers. Yields: 2 cups.

Do you have a special "code" that you call with your girlfriends when you need a break? It could be Margarita Night! or Spa Day! or Starbucks! 

Thanks for stopping by,

1 comment:

  1. YUM!! I want to have a fondue night!
    My friends and I usually resort to retail therapy!



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