Thursday, February 10, 2011

Feasting on Fondue!

Last night I had the pleasure of hosting some great ladies from church! We had some planning to do for the Women's Retreat so we used it as a good excuse to have some fellowship and fondue! What a great evening~and we even got some planning done!!

Our first course started with a cheese fondue served with vegetables, bread and tortellini!

Next we went to our main course, which was chicken and shrimp served with a Spinach Salad and Portabella Mushroom Risotto.

And last, but certainly not least we had a Chocolate Marshmallow Fondue and Caramel Fondue with fresh fruit, brownies and cream puffs!!

Cheese Fondue
1 Cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese
1 Cup Mozzarella
2 tsp. flour
1 Cup Dry White Wine
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
Juice of 1/2 Lemon
DIRECTIONS: Mix cheeses with flour and set aside. Next, heat wine on medium in a saucepan. DO NOT LET IT BOIL. Add the garlic powder and lemon juice. Add the cheese mixture gradually, whisking after each addition. Make sure it melts before adding the next handful.
Once all cheese is added and melted check and see if it needs more spices. If mixture is runny, add more cheese, if to hard, add more wine or chicken broth. Transfer to fondue pot and begin enjoying!!
SPINACH SALAD (Thanks Alison)
1 Bag Baby Spinach
Craisins - amount is based on your taste
Almond Accents - Honey Roasted - amount is based on your preference
Hormel Real Bacon Pieces - about 1/2 the jar
2 Green Onions, thinly sliced
Kens Golden Sweet Vidalia Onion Dressing
DIRECTIONS: Toss spinach, craisins, almonds and bacon together. Before serving add croutons and drizzle desired amount of dressing and toss lightly.
Chocolate Marshmallow Fondue
2 Cups Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
1 Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 Jar Marshmallow Fluff
1/2 C. Milk
1 Tsp. Vanilla
DIRECTIONS: Combine all ingredients in a microwave safe bowl and microwave until melted. I started with 1 minute and then stirred the ingredients together and then did 30 second increments until it was melted and warm.....transfer to fondue pot and serve with desired dunkers. (I highly recommend the Creme Puffs and Strawberries).

Happy Eating!!

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