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20 January 2008 @ 02:58 am
FONDUE!  
We broke in my christmas present (an electric fondue pot) and let me tell you - there is *nothing* better than an electric fondue pot, except perhaps a nonstick electric fondue pot.  It meant I didn't even have to work at getting the cheese off before we did the chocolate. Ok, about a pound of cheese. In it we dipped crusty french bread and a slightly denser rosmarry sourdough bread. And both red and green apples. And cauliflower (that one wasn't my idea, trust me, but it was actually pretty good). Then, after we'd sated ourselves on cheese, taken a break, and come back to the table, it was time for the Vanilla-chocolate fondue. That's chocolate fondue with lovely vanilla in it... and in there we had whole-food marshmallows, more apples, raspberries, strawberries, pound cake, and cookies.

Oh, and we introduced D to Twin Peaks.  It's been years since we watched it last, but it holds up pretty damn well in my opinion.  David Lynch is a mastermind of little scenes and frightening actors.  The thing that amazes me is that this show was actually on prime time tv.  Where, oh where, have the airwaves gone?

I lost my work ethic around Thursday, and have been goofing off for ages.  I'll be trying to read tomorrow morning before I have to leave for coffee.  But it's coffee!  And friends!  Luckily there's always Monday.
 
 
 
M: Xander the pack laughspankulert on January 20th, 2008 10:35 am (UTC)
Fondue is great! Tried it for the first time myself a few months ago with tons of fruit and chocolate. Also, with all that fruit, you can eat as much chocolate as you want without feeling bad. It's brill :D
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on January 20th, 2008 05:51 pm (UTC)
exactly! (although I think because we did cheese fondue first we kind of cancel out the goodness of fruit). but I SO love fondue!! it's the way and the light and the cheese :D
Professor Fancypants von Deth, Esq: Giles - snot monsterdwg on January 20th, 2008 02:01 pm (UTC)
Yay fondue! I love fondue! editornia does a fantastic West Country version that's sort of modified with half cheddar, half smoked cheese and OMFGCHEESEGASM.

I've got a Jaffa (chocolate/orange) fondue recipe if you're interested. You can always leave out the orange part and kill yourself on the chocolate.
my monkied brain: angel - smilekatekat1010 on January 20th, 2008 06:31 pm (UTC)
oooo!!! i want the west country version!!!

(and sadly, i have *no* idea where i'd get jaffa here... austin is so not an import town. But chocolate fondue was created and consumed last night, it was!
Professor Fancypants von Deth, Esqdwg on January 21st, 2008 04:08 pm (UTC)
Oh no, you don't have to have actual Jaffas in the Jaffa fondue, it involves more biglots dark chocolate with orange zest and honey.

I'll have to hit up editornia for her West Country recipe and post it, because omgsogood. *drools*
beraht: Amélieberaht on January 20th, 2008 03:53 pm (UTC)
I bought my aunt a fondue pot for Christmas. Not sure if she's used it yet.
my monkied brain: xander - darksmilekatekat1010 on January 20th, 2008 06:32 pm (UTC)
man, you should get her to break that stuff out! dipping things into a pot and eating them is one of my favorite pleasures of life! (of course, it's not that healthy since it's often cheese and bread one is eating, but ... it's GOOOOOOOD)
EB: Queen of the Social Lepers: giles - back cool effect by kateelizabuffy on January 21st, 2008 12:12 am (UTC)
Oh yum! You used all of my favorite fondue goodies. *drool*

Yay for Twin Peaks! Twisted!

*hugs*

~e!
my monkied brain: EB Rockskatekat1010 on January 21st, 2008 03:24 am (UTC)
heee - we have extra chocolate - if you get over here in the next couple of days i'll save it for you!!! *tempts tempts temps*

And yay for other people who LIKE Twin Peaks (or, i hope you do? do you? did we ever have the Twin Peaks convo? The girls are SOO pretty in it! it's where i had my first girl crush on Laura Flynn Boyle)

*hugs*
(and you're right, the e looks naked without the ! behind it)
Lostgirllostgirlslair on January 22nd, 2008 10:56 pm (UTC)
Mmmm, fondue!!! Fondue just rocks. ::nods:: I'm glad your show held up well, sweetie! I always hate it when I rewatch something I loved years ago, and it turns out to be crap. ::nods::