Last weekend we had a group of friends from church over for dinner and we served fondue. In preparation, we tried several new recipes ahead of time and bought some bigger fondue pots. The evening was a success, although I'd do some things differently next time. And right now, I'm a little "fondued out." (We tried a recipe on Friday night, served it on Saturday night, and finished up the leftovers with another fondue on Sunday night!) But, I wanted to share these yummy recipes with you in case you want to have your own fondue party.
Fondue Broth (don't be afraid to add the cocktail sauce)
Honey Mustard Sauce and Garlic Dill Sauce (didn't have dill for the Garlic Dill Sauce, so added chives)
Horseradish Sauce (We also served barbecue sauce and chipotle mayonnaise.)
The kids had a pizza fondue with warm pizza sauce for dipping (chunks of cheese, bread, etc.).
We tried two new fondue pots: an electric Cuisinart pot and an electric Rival pot. We preferred the Cuisinart model. Both fondue pots heated well and cleaned up fine, but the Rival model had a plastic ring (to use while resting the forks during cooking) instead of a metal ring. The plastic ring warped during high heat and was hard to keep on the pot. The other fondue pots we used were heated by candle or sterno and they all worked fine for appetizers and desserts.
I've also been busy watching movies. I caught the end of North by Northwest the other day, but I'm not going to scratch it off the list since I didn't see the whole thing. I did see all of Dr. Strangelove and Easy Rider. It turns out that I must have previously seen more of Dr. Strangelove than I remembered because it all seemed familiar to me. I don't really like this movie. It's not a bad movie, but it's not a "Beth" movie. I was very surprised by Easy Rider. I thought it was just a motorcycle drug movie, but it was way more than that. It gave me a lot to think about and even though it was a bit hard to watch at times, I'm glad I saw it. Next up is American Graffiti. (I've seen some of this, too, but I'm not sure how much.) I also watched the original Goodbye, Mr. Chips even though it's not on the list. What a great movie!
There has been knitting during all the movie-watching. I'll show you that next time... :)