For newcomers: The A to Z Challenge is where a bunch of people blog throughout the month of April, choosing a certain theme and then posting with a corresponding letter for each day.
Every year we girl cousins try to have a few days where we get together and spend some good quality time connecting. My favorite thing to do during this special weekend is….
Fondues are perfect for a number of reasons, so let’s start out by naming a few of them:
-It’s out of the ordinary, so, therefore, it’s a memory-making event
-Fondue take a long time which means you get to sit back and really spend quality time with each other
-On a scale of one to deliciousness, fondue takes the cake (although, not really cause cake is crumbly)
So, what exactly is fondue? Great question, peeps! It’s where you have a community pot of something hot (like broth) or melted (like chocolate) and then you dip pieces of food into it with long, thin speared forks, then eat it. *cue the happiness*
When we have our cousins weekend we generally have three courses – the first one is cheese. Yes, a whole pot full of melted, yummy, mouth-watering goodness. For our dipping foods, we have a platter of toasted French bread squares, apple chunks, mushrooms, etc… Next, we move on to the second course – broth. With a pot of simmering goodness, we pretty much make soup, one bite at a time. With platters of raw meat and numerous veggies (carrots, potatoes, etc…) cut up into small chunks, we spear them and then have wonderful conversations while they sit there cooking. For the third and final course, we make (cue the trumpets) a chocolate fondue. Actually, we generally have two pots for this one – one of white chocolate and one of regular chocolate. (Are you beginning to see why this meal is so fun?) Pretty much anything can be dipped into this pot: bananas, strawberries, cookies, gram crackers, pretzels… yumminess abounds and it’s a fantastic way to end one of the best meals ever.
If you ever decide to make this meal yourself, then make sure you plan at the very least two hours for the eating process – three or four hours is even better. Have your guests come with a relaxed attitude, ready to just sit and visit and eat a very leisurely pace. It’s also tons of fun if you have a list of questions to go through. Another option is divvying up who does the prep work for each course, then letting that same person decide a (lowkey) talking game or topic to discuss as you eat.
What I Listened To While Blogging:
Movie soundtracks from Youtube
Where I Blogged:
My sister’s lovely house
I have 17 cousins, and I already have nearly as many nieces and nephews
Question of the Day:
Have you ever had fondue?