In our family, festival of lights is celebrated with a good deal of fun memories. My parents, from diff backgrounds, looked for ways to celebrate everything inclusively, including a very non Kosher eight crazy nights, when the fondue pot came out of its dusty box, oil was poured and a variety of meats were browned, dipped and enjoyed with us kids excited over such an adult way to eat food. Hot oil, pointy forks, countertop eating…not exactly safety dining with 3 wild kids. That fondue pot outlived my folks and many of my relatives but it still exists as a spider plant potholder in my den. Over time, we started making cheese fondue and adding a few vegetable and bread dippers to the meal.
Fast forward…the tradition redone…
I bought a fondue pot years back and during the holidays pull it out for cheese fondue. This weekend, our casual fondue party starts with
dippers typically include:
bread, apples, pears, yukon potatoes, broccoli, mini chicken meatballs, onion rings.
These days, we move on to a stovetop fondue made from Sunday gravy. We dip stuffed shells, garlic bread bites, mini sausage and rice balls.
Lastly is a requested S’more or dark chocolate fondue for dessert. Dippers include large strawberries, graham crackers, shortbread cookies, large marshmallows.
Until we are fondued-out another year. But it got me wondering…
Do you enjoy fondue? What are your favorite fondue ideas?