Monday, December 3, 2012


When I was a kid we had a family tradition of doing a fondue night during the holidays .  It fell away at some point prior to high school I think but I've always been a big fan of a good fondue dinner.  We like to do the whole three course thing - a cheese fondue, a meat fondue and a chocolate fondue.  While we were in NYC my mom & I found out that my sister-in-law had never had fondue so we decided it would be a good Thanksgiving weekend activity.  I was even pretty successful in making it an adult dinner at home.  I saved the Disney Jr Movie "Sophia the First" on the DVR, I knew it was likely to keep their attention since they'd never seen it and it was right up Lucy's alley.  That night I let the girls have a special "kids only" movie night to watch that and eat in front of the TV - big stuff to them!  We had a great time with good food and fun converstation through the cheese and meat corses.  When it was time for chocolate we invited the girls in (I did Lucy her own chocolate by just melting some Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate chips with a little almond milk) to join us for dessert.  They had blast!  Both girls loved dipping their fruit and marshmellows into the chocolate.  Of course they both came out of it looking like chocolate monsters and Lucy didn't go to bed until almost midnight but it was still a fun night.

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