Friday, February 17, 2012

Say Cheese!!

Have you ever been to the Melting Pot and thought man this food is awesome, but it's just one expensive meal?  My husband and I have that's for sure!  We only made it to the Melting Pot, once mainly because the closest one we have is about 2.5 hours away and it is so expensive!

This past Christmas, specifically asked for a fondue pot, just because I was planning to surprise the hubby with fondue supper!  It was hard to keep that from him, but I managed:)

Cuisinart Fondue Set
Ever since Christmas it's been sitting in our basement collecting dust from the reno that the hubby's been doing!  I will definitely be grabbing this baby out much more even if it is just for dessert:)

I wanted to share with you all, the "Melting Pot" recipes that I used on Tuesday night.  The recipes that I tried definitely were identical to the Melting Pot's...mm mmm!

We started off the night with an assortment of appetizers with cheddar cheese fondue!

I sliced up some apples and bread, pulled apart fresh broccoli, and cauliflower.  We didn't use the tiny potatoes for the appetizer, they would have been a little crunchy if we did...yikes!  There was quite a few choices to choose from:)

Cheese fondue after all melted and tasty:)
I found the recipe for the cheese fondue from the Copy Kat.

This is what it all called for:
6 ozs of Medium Sharp Cheddar Cheese
2 ozs of Emmenthaler Swiss Cheese
4 ozs of Coors Light
2 tablespoons flour
2 tsp. of dry mustard
2 tsp. of Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp. of freshly chopped garlic

First you must turn on Fondue Pot to medium.  Put the beer, garlic, mustard powder, and Worcestershire sauce and mix together.  Cube the cheese and toss with the flour.  The flour is to thicken the cheese sauce.  Once the beer is warm you can add in 1/3 of the cheese and let it melt then and repeat until the cheese is gone.  Make sure you are whisking the cheese as you are adding it in.

Then you can serve it with broccoli, cauliflower, apples, french or Italian bread(I'm sure just about any type of bread would be tasty).  Overall, this cheese dip is delish and tastes just like you would find at the Melting Pot!  Advice:  If you plan on surprising your husband make sure you leave plenty of time for you to prepare the food!  Granted when I put my meal together I did 4 courses and it took me about one hour and half.  So, just make sure you will have enough time:) Next time, I'm going to portion all of the ingredients out the night before because then we can sit down right away and enjoy our dinner:)

This will make for quite a romantic dinner!  Enjoy and have fun:):)

Have any of you tried to make fondue for supper?  If so, how did you like it?

Until next time!


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    1. Thanks Brooke! I'm glad that you stopped by:)

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  2. I want one! Let me know how it works :)

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    1. Laurie, the fondue set worked perfectly:) The best part is that it's soo easy to clean!

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  3. We love The Melting Pot but only go there for our anniversary because it is so pricey! Might have to give this a try at home! Did you try other courses too?

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    1. Yes, we I sure did! You will have to check out my dessert and main entree post. They were tasted just like the courses you would get from The Melting Pot:) Thanks for stopping by.

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