Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Merry fondue Christmas

So I've been trying to figure out what to serve for dinner on Christmas Eve. We'll have already done a fair amount of eating at my brother's house earlier in the day, plus which there will be a large-ish Christmas Day breakfast (at my house) and a ham dinner (at my mother-in-law's house). What this means is that while people like the idea of Christmas Eve dinner, they're actually not that hungry. At the same time I want us to gather properly and not just eat pizza out of a box, you know?

That's why I thought FONDUE! We'll have FONDUE! And then we'll all part our hair in the middle and put on our bell-bottoms and turn on the Sonny and Cher Christmas special and IT'LL BE GREAT! So I took the fondue pot down from its high shelf and studied it for a bit, trying to visualize 12 adults standing around the table, waiting for a turn to dunk a little bit of bread into a little pot of melted cheese.

And suddenly the fondue pot thing doesn't seem like such a brilliant idea . . .

8 comments:

Rachel said...

Maybe you could borrow a neighbor's and have two fondue pots. No?

Lisa B. said...

I am making clam chowder, except it will be crab chowder, and there will be a section of the chowder that is potato and corn chowder, with respect to the vegetarians, among whom I count myself except when crab chowder is on the line. Merry Christmas.

Becca said...

Don't overthink. Fondue is ALWAYS the right idea. And have a little dish of that fresh pesto from Costco near the pot, in case someone doesn't want to wait his turn with the fondue fork.

thewritegroove said...

I know there has to be a plethora of fondue pots shoved in dark corners on high shelves gathering dust. You could put out an "All-call" and see how many show up on your front porch with notes telling you NOT to feel obligated to return them. AND THEN you could have a couple of cheese pots going, meat pots bubbling, AND the piece de le resistance: a CHOCOLATE pot steaming. But you would also have to do a lot of chopping of bread, meat, and fruit. Eeewwwwuuuuu. On second thought, call Papa Johns. =)

Sarah said...

You can borrow mine.

Ann said...

Oh, I love you guys and your fondue pots. Seriously, you're all the grandest.

Anne said...

You can borrow mine too but seriously; Wasatch Pizza rocks.

Mystery Girl said...

So more of a fon-don't:-)

Happy Christmas see you in the new year