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January 08, 2007

Foot Cheese

Last year, for my birthday, Morrigan, Bou and her boys and I had a little fondue party. It was also my first time having fondue.

I saved room for the chocolate fondue. The cheese fondue didn't do it much for me. Too much of a wine taste for me.

Well, as an appetizer last night, Napster wanted to fix up some cheese fondue with her new, nifty fondue maker. I told her about the wine incident and she only used half of what the recipe called for.

And I still couldn't do it. Spurs showed me the expensive cheese the stuff is made with, and it smelled like feet. I tried a couple of bites, and it still wasn't appetizing. Spurs agreed with me, so we tried to "fix it".

So, after throwing in 4 slices of Kraft Singles, some Julio's seasoning and some still tasted like foot cheese!

There's a recipe in the book for monterey jack and cheddar. That's the kind I will be making with the fondue maker I got for Christmas (which seemed to be a hot item this Christmas). I will be making the poor girl's, ghetto fondue!

Posted by Sissy at January 8, 2007 08:49 PM | TrackBack

Mom has a great cheese fondue that uses plain swiss cheese and very little alcohol. I'll get it for you. You have tastebuds of a grade schooler. ;-)

Posted by: Morrigan at January 8, 2007 10:41 PM

Oh I LOVE my Mom's recipe. It is GREAT. It calls for cheap swiss cheese and is wonderful. I make it every time my husband goes out of town. Remember how my boys hated Mo's fondue? They request this one.

Posted by: Bou at January 8, 2007 11:53 PM

I'll admit I won't be making it that way a whole lot, maybe only for entertaining because the Gruyere and Ementhaler cheese along with the white wine and kirsch are quite expensive - now I know why those restaurants like the Melting Pot charge so much.

Posted by: Napster at January 9, 2007 08:45 AM

So... that would be ghetdue? :-)

Posted by: Harvey at January 9, 2007 10:43 AM

I love Chocolate Fondue. One of my fondest memories of Christmas was having a fondue dinner with some friends of mine. It was a yearly thing for them, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Posted by: Richard at January 9, 2007 07:12 PM

You gonna put in some Colt 45 in place of the wine?

Posted by: zonker at January 10, 2007 12:28 AM

Everything goes in circles. We still have the fondue pot that we bought in the early '70s. I have a good cheese fondue recipe that has cream cheese and Parmesan cheese (and no wine), but your monterey jack and cheddar recipe sounds good too. I love chocolate fondue the best!

Posted by: PrimoDonna at January 11, 2007 09:07 AM