Before we even had kids we started a New Years Eve tradition of fondue night. The kids are old enough now to participate and this year my son asked if we were going to do it again and even added it to the family Google calendar by himself. I think that means he’s excited. We do a 3 course meal throughout the night. Here is the menu:
4 Cups Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
1/2 Cup Butter
1/4 Cup Flour
1 Tsp Salt
1 Cup Wine or Beer (Don’t worry it cooks out)
1 Tbsp Worcestershire
1 1/2 tsp dry mustard
Dash Cayenne (optional)
Begin to heat fondue pot. We use an electric pot so I set it on about 350. In a bowl combine cheese, flour, dry mustard & salt. Flour should lightly cover the shredded cheese. In the fondue pot, melt butter and add worcestershire sauce & wine/beer. Once it’s combined, add cheese mixture a small amount at a time. Reduce temperature to low and serve with crusty bread or other dippers. I might try apples this year too!
Heat Oil in Fondue Pot
Cook Shrimp, Chicken or Steak cubes
We usually do Shrimp & Chicken and have fun dipping sauces on the side
Chocolate Caramel Fondue
3 Ounces of Unsweetened Chocolate – Chopped
1 14 oz Can of Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 12 1/4 oz Jar of Caramel Ice Cream Topping
Melt all together in the Fondue Pot
Dippers: Fresh Fruit And/Or Cookies
Angel Food Cake Pieces
The Possibilities are endless!
Oh and our family rule is, if your dipping item falls off the stick inside the fondue pot, you have to kiss the person on your right! It’s always fun to see everyone shuffle seats around. My son likes to make sure his little sister is not sitting to his right, and my husband likes to accidentally knock food off others sticks!
Sitting around the Dining Room table cooking and eating as a family is lots of fun.