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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Fondue Please

After some Borders book reading

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and a stop at Wendy's.  I always get the apple pecan salad.

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We made some Fondue for the MIL birthday dinner.

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There was broccoli, ravioli, shrimp, chicken, steak, potatoes and bread.

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Of course we had to have dessert fondue too.

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Donuts, apples, pineapple, brownies, cookies, marshmallows and pound cake.  We always tend to overdue it in this house.

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I am actually having 2 rest days this week.  I am kind of proud of myself for not going crazy by taking two days off.  My legs were feeling it after a 56 mile week, not quite used to that yet.  Excited to get my spin on tomorrow morning though!!!

Have you ever made fondue at home?

-It is one of my favorite things to make and eat.  I have never had it at a restaurant (hint hint Billy.....Melting Pot would make a great birthday dinner).

What are your favorite fondue dippers and dippings?

-CHEESE, CHOCOLATE, bread, broccoli, marshmallows....actually everything we had tonight.

We are driving back to Utah now.  Please tell me a joke or a funny story to make me not so grumpy about the whole going back to be a real person thing.

43 Comments:

At January 2, 2011 at 10:35 AM , Blogger Katefreak said...

Fondue is yummy. Anything with the chocolate has my name written all over it. :) Yum.

Have a safe trip back to Utah!

 
At January 2, 2011 at 10:37 AM , Blogger Crafty Jogger said...

Have you ever had Hot Pot? It's Chinese fondue. It's really spicy and yummy...and much cheaper than going to the melting pot (When I go, Hot pot is less than $20 per person and melting pot is like $30+ per person). You should google for hot pot restaurants in your area =)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_pot

 
At January 2, 2011 at 10:52 AM , OpenID spabettie.com said...

we LOVE fondue and make it at home... I love a cheese (gruyere, YUM!) fondue with broccoli, bread, grapes to dip.

okay, NOW I want fondue. :D

 
At January 2, 2011 at 10:55 AM , OpenID girlevolving.com said...

Ugh, I get super depressed just thinking about going back to work this week.

A spin tutorial soon? Pleeeease?

 
At January 2, 2011 at 10:58 AM , OpenID dorrybird said...

OH MY - that donut picture is AMAZING. I want it right now. I've never made fondue at home...but, I've been making so many batches of chocolate-covered pretzels lately and that salty, sweet, crunchy combo is so awesome!

 
At January 2, 2011 at 11:04 AM , Blogger Lindsay and James Cotter said...

oh fondue is so fun. Its totally a play time with your food! Enjoy your rest day, i know its hard. hehe!
Spin tomorrow morning for a GREAT start to 2011!
LC

 
At January 2, 2011 at 11:12 AM , Blogger middleagedrunner said...

fondue DONUTS??? I think I just died. What a wonderful idea- I want some right now!!!
That whole post makes me wicked hungry...
I love fondue and have made it before, but not often because I no longer have one of the little pot/warmer thingies.
But really. Fondue donuts. HEAVEN! You are my junk food hero....

 
At January 2, 2011 at 11:20 AM , Blogger Jogging with Fiction said...

donuts for fondue is brilliant!!!

I'm going to dunkin donuts right now to eat donuts...maybe i'll put it between two candy bars and make a sandwich!

 
At January 2, 2011 at 11:25 AM , Blogger Jenny said...

I love fondue! Todd & I have made it several times and my favorite thing (besides strawberries dipped in chocolate fondue) is homemade pretzel balls dipped in cheese fondue. It is to die for! I've also wanted to go to Melting Pot for years now and I'm hoping that after dropping enough hints, Todd finally figures it out this year for my bday.

 
At January 2, 2011 at 11:29 AM , Blogger J said...

I could go for some fondue right now! It has been ages since I had some! A family friend used to make chocolate fondue all the time and bring it over! Last year my roommate and I had a fondue party! It was so good! I just love dipping everything in chocolate! Have a safe drive home! I am not looking forward to work tomorrow :(

 
At January 2, 2011 at 12:09 PM , Blogger Matt said...

Fondue is awesome! Have you even been to The Melting Pot?

56 miles? Easy there killer ;)

 
At January 2, 2011 at 12:11 PM , OpenID fitchocoholic said...

I just did chocolate fondue for my birthday!!! Soo good! We dipped apples, pineapples, banana, strawberries, marshmallows, pretzels and pound cake!

 
At January 2, 2011 at 12:13 PM , Blogger ShortSkirts said...

I love your shirt in the borders pic its really cute.

Fondue is really good, I've never done it at home, only at restaurant mmm.

So funny story car story for your entertainment. We took my friend Liwei out for his birthday to this place that makes cocktails with fresh squeezed juice. I volunteered to drive and DD. Anyway on the way home it became apparent that Liwei was really enjoying himself because he starts meowing and pawing at the air in the passenger seat. I'm like what on earth are you doing. To which he replies very excitedly and looking super happy "Who's a pretty kitty? Who's a pretty kitty? I am! I am!"

At the point I was laughing so hard I almost I had to focus really hard to continue to drive straight. It was so funny.

 
At January 2, 2011 at 12:22 PM , OpenID sweettoothrunner.com said...

Wooow 56 mile week! Holy Macaroni! I think my legs would fall OFF! :P

YES for my last birthday we had a chocolate fondue. My favourite dipper was chocolate. You can't beat chocolate+chocolate! :D

A joke? Oh I have one! My brother emailed me what is supposedly the Worlds Funniest Joke! Don't ask me how they decided that, but see what you think:
~ Two hunters are out in the woods when one of them collapses. He doesn't seem to be breathing and his eyes are glazed. The other guy whips out his phone and calls the emergency services. He gasps, "My friend is dead! What can I do?". The operator says "Calm down. I can help. First, let's make sure he's dead." There is a silence, then a shot is heard. Back on the phone, the guy says "OK, now what?"

 
At January 2, 2011 at 12:44 PM , Blogger Pam said...

I absolutely love the Melting Pot! I asked for a fondue set for Christmas a couple of years ago, and my mom got it for me. Guess what. It's still in the box.

 
At January 2, 2011 at 12:47 PM , Blogger ashley & sundance said...

so my friend, Kelsey, told me about your blog a few days ago. And I've been blog-stalking since. Love reading about another runner! I would say I'd love to run with you sometime (i'm from utah, too) but I'm hoping for a sub-4:00 marathon in Ogden in May, so not fast enough for Boston or a sub 3:00. You're crazy fast. Hope your drive goes well!

 
At January 2, 2011 at 12:55 PM , OpenID runyogarepeat said...

Chocolate & strawberries!

 
At January 2, 2011 at 1:04 PM , Blogger Shannon said...

I've never made my own fondue but I really want to. My favorite restaurant is melting pot. Have you ever been there? So so so good, so expensive though. Making it at home would be way cheaper.

I love ALL fondue and all dippers. No lie. ALL.

 
At January 2, 2011 at 1:09 PM , Blogger Savannah said...

I'm kind of afraid of making my own fondue - the fondue pot we got for a wedding present almost two years ago is . . still in its box.

That said, I love chocolate fondue and all related fruit/cookie/cake dippers.

 
At January 2, 2011 at 1:12 PM , OpenID cleaneatingchelsey.com said...

I've got nothing for you in terms of making you laugh. I'm crying a little on the inside knowing I have to go back to work tomorrow.

 
At January 2, 2011 at 1:58 PM , Blogger Abby said...

I made fondue at home once, but the chocolate ended up burning. Not so fun! The Melting Pot is always a fun substitute for a special night out, and the best fondue I've ever had was at a tiny Swiss restaurant in Ecuador :)

 
At January 2, 2011 at 2:27 PM , Blogger Liz said...

Going back to being a 'real person' makes those vacations even more enjoyable! Plus, you have summers off - lucky!

 
At January 2, 2011 at 2:39 PM , Blogger sdralphs said...

Wow that fondue looked amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Plus, can I steal all your clothes. They are adorable and I want them. You are just gorgeous! Your legs are feeling 56 miles, my nose is for sure feeling 56 miles of tissue that I have used. No fun being sick on break that's for sure. I am not excited about going back to real life either, but thank goodness Martin Luther King Day is coming up. Best believe I'm counting down the days until then. Let's play soon!

 
At January 2, 2011 at 2:43 PM , Blogger A Big Little Life said...

Fondue is one of my favorites too! The melting pot is delish.

 
At January 2, 2011 at 3:02 PM , Blogger Slomohusky said...

what books do you have in your hands?

 
At January 2, 2011 at 3:03 PM , Blogger Laura said...

I've never made fondue, but you are making me want to have a fondue party very, very badly. YUM! Your blog makes me so hungry.

I have to head back to work tomorrow too... not looking forward to it :(

 
At January 2, 2011 at 3:20 PM , Blogger Deanna@MilesToRun said...

I don't have a funny story for you, but I can tell you that I made your mother-in-law's pizza crust recipe AND your braided bread! Both were fantastic, and my husband kept saying, "I can't believe how good this pizza is!" Thank you for passing along the recipes!

 
At January 2, 2011 at 3:38 PM , OpenID whatkateiscooking said...

I love fondue! I haven't had it in so long. Have a good drive back!

 
At January 2, 2011 at 5:48 PM , Blogger Blue said...

Okay, so I L♥VES me some fondue. The MP is pretty expensive though, so I, too, had never been there. But we decided to save up and do it for a special occasion: the (mumblemumblemumble) anniversary of our first date. (this was a few years ago)

So the big night arrives, and I'm excited, and we get there only to find out that it was closed as of the week before because of this.

Somehow, ever since it re-opened, I haven't had the heart to go. So I make it at home and it's probably even better than the overpriced meal we'd have had at the MP.

Among other awesome pursuits, I'm going to try to exercise more this year. More is good! (at least in my case...you don't need this to be your resolution.)

♥, Blue

 
At January 2, 2011 at 7:25 PM , Blogger the dawn said...

ugh. i have nothing funny or uplifting...cause i'm already back in real world life. i have tried to put off re-entering "work life" as long as possible but have spent the last several hours answering emails, phone calls, and texts all regarding work. BOOOOO!

i have eaten fondue at people's homes...but not my own and never made by me...

 
At January 2, 2011 at 7:44 PM , OpenID skinnyrunner.com said...

i will take you to the melting pot in san clemente next time you are in town. it will be romantic, i promise.

 
At January 2, 2011 at 8:09 PM , OpenID kissmybroccoli said...

I just found your blog! That fondue spread looks great! I've never made it at home, but my all time favorite restaurant is a fondue place in Nashville, TN called the Melting Pot! You have not lived until you have had there Yin and Yang dessert fondue (white chocolate/dark chocolate combo).

 
At January 2, 2011 at 8:18 PM , Blogger Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

I have never had fondue, but the spread your in-laws had is tempting me. How can you go wrong with chocolate and marsh mallows?!?!

Good luck this week returning to "real life"! I'm sure you will be missed dearly at your in-laws!

Travel safe!

 
At January 2, 2011 at 9:16 PM , Blogger Gracie (Complicated Day) said...

I'm pretty sure there is a verse in the Bible condemning donuts in fondue. There has to be.

 
At January 2, 2011 at 10:05 PM , Blogger Meg said...

This may shock and appall you, but I've never had fondue. It looks DELICIOUS but I've just never had the opportunity.

 
At January 2, 2011 at 10:06 PM , Blogger Christina said...

i love cheese and chocolate fondue! so fun.

 
At January 2, 2011 at 10:11 PM , Blogger Mamarunsbarefoot said...

I've never made fondue at home but I really should. I'm guessing my kids would LOVE IT! I LOVE cheese fondue, cheese!!!! Yes chocolate too.

 
At January 2, 2011 at 10:53 PM , OpenID ifherewasthere.com said...

Fondue is the New Year's Eve tradition in my family. We've done it for as long as I can remember, and my husband and I continue the tradition in our home too! So yes, we make fondue at home all the time, most recently 2 nights ago. :) Love it!!! My favorite is to dip green apples in a cheddar/gruyere cheese fondue.

 
At January 2, 2011 at 11:31 PM , Blogger ThE MidLiFe CrUiSeR said...

That picture of the chocolate fondue on the donut gave me heart palpitations. You know, the kind you get when you fall in LOVE!!! How can you look so fine and eat so many goodies?!?!? Oh yeah, it's because you run over 26 miles JUST FOR FUN!!! :) :) So glad you're taking a couple of rest days! You earned it girlfriend!

Nellie
http://midlifecruiser.blogspot.com

 
At January 3, 2011 at 6:18 AM , OpenID movesnmunchies said...

LOVE fondue--- def anything sweet! OH THE BEST IS PEANUT BUTTER DIPPED IN CHOC fondue!

 
At January 3, 2011 at 7:13 AM , Blogger Mallory said...

I've actually never had the dinner type of fondue, just chocolate fountains at weddings! We have a Melting Pot near us too and we always say we'll go for a special occasion but never do!

 
At January 3, 2011 at 11:43 AM , Blogger Nicole said...

I love strawberries dipped in fondue! mmmm

 
At January 4, 2011 at 2:46 PM , Blogger LAPT said...

I made fondue for my birthday as a delish, easy meal before going out with my friends! Like I said... my ghetto fondue (melted chocolate chips mixed with peanut butter) used to be my go-to every night!

 

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