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Back when we were teens and just after we got married - am I dating
myself? - fondues were all the rage. We never got into the fondue scene
then. We were just gifted with what I think is a pretty nice looking
fondue set so I have a new cooking toy to play with. I'm going to do a
small trial run but the first real appearance will be at a superbowl
party DH is hosting. He's in the Dominican all of next week so that
gives me time for menu planning and the like. I'm thinking a Pizza
Fondue would go over well for this event. I have the recipe already so
I'm good to go on this. I'm thinking honey garlic meatballs might be
good too. I'll need to find something to balance both. They will have
all kinds of snack stuff out so healthy food is likely out of the
question anyway. DH doesn't know but one of the guys has frequently
talked of homemade doughnuts I made for one card party so I'm planning
on making them again for this event.
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~patches~ > wrote in
:

> Back when we were teens and just after we got married - am I dating
> myself? - fondues were all the rage. We never got into the fondue

scene
> then. We were just gifted with what I think is a pretty nice looking
> fondue set so I have a new cooking toy to play with. I'm going to do a
> small trial run but the first real appearance will be at a superbowl
> party DH is hosting. He's in the Dominican all of next week so that
> gives me time for menu planning and the like. I'm thinking a Pizza
> Fondue would go over well for this event. I have the recipe already so
> I'm good to go on this. I'm thinking honey garlic meatballs might be
> good too. I'll need to find something to balance both. They will have
> all kinds of snack stuff out so healthy food is likely out of the
> question anyway. DH doesn't know but one of the guys has frequently
> talked of homemade doughnuts I made for one card party so I'm planning
> on making them again for this event.



patches,

I'm picturing cheering, yelling and drinking football fanatics trying to
get a fondue fork of fondue from the pot to their mouths. Maybe fondue
stuff then place them onto a tray with toothpicks inserted instead?

Oh nevermind, go for it!!!

Andy
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Andy wrote:
> ~patches~ > wrote in
> :
>
> > Back when we were teens and just after we got married - am I dating
> > myself? - fondues were all the rage. We never got into the fondue

> scene
> > then. We were just gifted with what I think is a pretty nice looking
> > fondue set so I have a new cooking toy to play with. I'm going to do a
> > small trial run but the first real appearance will be at a superbowl
> > party DH is hosting. He's in the Dominican all of next week so that
> > gives me time for menu planning and the like. I'm thinking a Pizza
> > Fondue would go over well for this event. I have the recipe already so
> > I'm good to go on this. I'm thinking honey garlic meatballs might be
> > good too. I'll need to find something to balance both. They will have
> > all kinds of snack stuff out so healthy food is likely out of the
> > question anyway. DH doesn't know but one of the guys has frequently
> > talked of homemade doughnuts I made for one card party so I'm planning
> > on making them again for this event.

>
>
> patches,
>
> I'm picturing cheering, yelling and drinking football fanatics trying to
> get a fondue fork of fondue from the pot to their mouths. Maybe fondue
> stuff then place them onto a tray with toothpicks inserted instead?
>
> Oh nevermind, go for it!!!
>
> Andy


I would never mix a hot-oil fondue with a Super Bowl party. Cheese,
maybe. Chocolate, maybe. Not oil or any super-hot broth. But that's
just me. Isn't it kinda fussy for a bunch of football-watching guys?

N.

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Andy wrote:

> ~patches~ > wrote in
> :
>
>
>>Back when we were teens and just after we got married - am I dating
>>myself? - fondues were all the rage. We never got into the fondue

>
> scene
>
>>then. We were just gifted with what I think is a pretty nice looking
>>fondue set so I have a new cooking toy to play with. I'm going to do a
>>small trial run but the first real appearance will be at a superbowl
>>party DH is hosting. He's in the Dominican all of next week so that
>>gives me time for menu planning and the like. I'm thinking a Pizza
>>Fondue would go over well for this event. I have the recipe already so
>>I'm good to go on this. I'm thinking honey garlic meatballs might be
>>good too. I'll need to find something to balance both. They will have
>>all kinds of snack stuff out so healthy food is likely out of the
>>question anyway. DH doesn't know but one of the guys has frequently
>>talked of homemade doughnuts I made for one card party so I'm planning
>>on making them again for this event.

>
>
>
> patches,
>
> I'm picturing cheering, yelling and drinking football fanatics trying to
> get a fondue fork of fondue from the pot to their mouths. Maybe fondue
> stuff then place them onto a tray with toothpicks inserted instead?
>
> Oh nevermind, go for it!!!
>
> Andy


Andy, I'm thinking of using wood skewers instead of of the forks. I can
get a couple of large bags of them at the dollar store. If I have the
skewers right by the set-up hopefully it will encourage the guys to use
a fresh one each time. I'm planning on toothpicks for the meatballs.
Oh and there will be a healthy dose of card playing especially poker
going on so I have to plan a snack table for that room.
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Nancy1 wrote:

> Andy wrote:
>
>>~patches~ > wrote in
:
>>
>>
>>>Back when we were teens and just after we got married - am I dating
>>>myself? - fondues were all the rage. We never got into the fondue

>>
>>scene
>>
>>>then. We were just gifted with what I think is a pretty nice looking
>>>fondue set so I have a new cooking toy to play with. I'm going to do a
>>>small trial run but the first real appearance will be at a superbowl
>>>party DH is hosting. He's in the Dominican all of next week so that
>>>gives me time for menu planning and the like. I'm thinking a Pizza
>>>Fondue would go over well for this event. I have the recipe already so
>>>I'm good to go on this. I'm thinking honey garlic meatballs might be
>>>good too. I'll need to find something to balance both. They will have
>>>all kinds of snack stuff out so healthy food is likely out of the
>>>question anyway. DH doesn't know but one of the guys has frequently
>>>talked of homemade doughnuts I made for one card party so I'm planning
>>>on making them again for this event.

>>
>>
>>patches,
>>
>>I'm picturing cheering, yelling and drinking football fanatics trying to
>>get a fondue fork of fondue from the pot to their mouths. Maybe fondue
>>stuff then place them onto a tray with toothpicks inserted instead?
>>
>>Oh nevermind, go for it!!!
>>
>>Andy

>
>
> I would never mix a hot-oil fondue with a Super Bowl party. Cheese,
> maybe. Chocolate, maybe. Not oil or any super-hot broth. But that's
> just me. Isn't it kinda fussy for a bunch of football-watching guys?
>
> N.
>


I'm looking at cheese fondue - pizza flavours Fussy and semi-fussy
is rather expected with the crowd we hang around with. I have to be
careful not to get things too casual! Now these guys - as we are - are
all higher end middle class so I don't have any concerns that way. I
know they will be well behaved. I need to make sure the offerings
reflect that. I'm just having a brain block as to the menu. I know
shrimp would go over well so that's a possibility. Oh well, I have a
good week to come up with something that should satisfy. As I said to
Andy, there will be a good amount of card playing going on so I have to
plan for that as well.


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~patches~ > wrote in
:

>> I'm picturing cheering, yelling and drinking football fanatics trying
>> to get a fondue fork of fondue from the pot to their mouths. Maybe
>> fondue stuff then place them onto a tray with toothpicks inserted
>> instead?
>>
>> Oh nevermind, go for it!!!
>>
>> Andy

>
> Andy, I'm thinking of using wood skewers instead of of the forks. I
> can get a couple of large bags of them at the dollar store. If I have
> the skewers right by the set-up hopefully it will encourage the guys
> to use a fresh one each time. I'm planning on toothpicks for the
> meatballs. Oh and there will be a healthy dose of card playing
> especially poker going on so I have to plan a snack table for that
> room.



Cheering, yelling, drinking football AND poker fanatics with fondue with
sharp pointy wood skewers. Somebody has to be in charge of taking
photographs.

It sounds like a mess! Drunk poker players, my favorite kind. I'll
behave... HONEST!!! Have bib, will travel.

Have fun,

Andy

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Andy wrote:

> ~patches~ > wrote in
> :
>
>
>>>I'm picturing cheering, yelling and drinking football fanatics trying
>>>to get a fondue fork of fondue from the pot to their mouths. Maybe
>>>fondue stuff then place them onto a tray with toothpicks inserted
>>>instead?
>>>
>>>Oh nevermind, go for it!!!
>>>
>>>Andy

>>
>>Andy, I'm thinking of using wood skewers instead of of the forks. I
>>can get a couple of large bags of them at the dollar store. If I have
>>the skewers right by the set-up hopefully it will encourage the guys
>>to use a fresh one each time. I'm planning on toothpicks for the
>>meatballs. Oh and there will be a healthy dose of card playing
>>especially poker going on so I have to plan a snack table for that
>>room.

>
>
>
> Cheering, yelling, drinking football AND poker fanatics with fondue with
> sharp pointy wood skewers. Somebody has to be in charge of taking
> photographs.
>


Do you honestly think I would miss this Kodak moment? Actually it will
be digital but I will be taking a lot of pics.

> It sounds like a mess! Drunk poker players, my favorite kind. I'll
> behave... HONEST!!! Have bib, will travel.


Now DH will be drinking but I doubt much. He is really into poker and
for he doesn't believe in drinking and playing poker at the same time.
I don't mind as he just won $1500 a couple of days ago playing poker.
No drinking at all except for 1/2 the frozen alligator blue drink I
wanted but couldn't finish. This was a very nice dring too and I can't
find the recipe so I'm going to call the casino. A couple of the other
guys are the same way so it should be a rather semi-sober event which
means they will know what I serve. The gals might be going to a casino
while they play poker since that will go on until 4 or 5 in the morn.
I'll make sure the fondue is out before leaving them on their own
though. You are more than welcomed to come DH is really a very,
very congenial person and I will make sure you don't leave our home hungry!
>
> Have fun,


We always do. Isn't that what life is all about.

PS. I read about your recent events and just wanted to say hang tough.
It will get better and even if it doesn't you owe it to yourself to
enjoy your life. You are a great person who doesn't deserve or need to
be brought down by those who don't fully appreciate your talents or
feelings. I've always said that funerals and weddings bring out the
worst in others and your case is so true. Take care of yourself and
don't let their negativity get to you.
>
> Andy
>

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~patches~ > wrote in
:

>> Have fun,

>
> We always do. Isn't that what life is all about.


It all sounded great until you mention sober poker players.

Can't wait for evidence photos.



> PS. I read about your recent events and just wanted to say hang tough.
> It will get better and even if it doesn't you owe it to yourself to
> enjoy your life. You are a great person who doesn't deserve or need to
> be brought down by those who don't fully appreciate your talents or
> feelings. I've always said that funerals and weddings bring out the
> worst in others and your case is so true. Take care of yourself and
> don't let their negativity get to you.


Thanks for your kind words. I'm about back to my usual self. Good
memories are the best medicine.

All the best to you and yours,

Andy

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~patches~ wrote:

> Back when we were teens and just after we got married - am I dating
> myself? - fondues were all the rage.


Early 70s? :-)


> We never got into the fondue scene
> then. We were just gifted with what I think is a pretty nice looking
> fondue set so I have a new cooking toy to play with. I'm going to do a
> small trial run but the first real appearance will be at a superbowl
> party DH is hosting. He's in the Dominican all of next week so that
> gives me time for menu planning and the like. I'm thinking a Pizza
> Fondue would go over well for this event. I have the recipe already so
> I'm good to go on this. I'm thinking honey garlic meatballs might be
> good too.


Am I wrong in assuming you are thinking of a cheese fondue? Rather than
have that and a number of other dishes, why not have a meat fondue and serve
a variety of sauces with it. Of course, being Superbowl you may have to
worry about alcohol consumption and people frying chunks of meat in hot oil,
slightly more hazardous than hot cheese.



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Nancy1 wrote:
> I would never mix a hot-oil fondue with a Super Bowl party. Cheese,
> maybe. Chocolate, maybe. Not oil or any super-hot broth. >
> N.


Oh, I would. ) I'd just make sure my liability insurance was up to
date.

Then again, my goal is never to have to watch another football game on
television again...

Karen MacInerney
Kitchen experimenter, family chauffeur, and culinary mystery author
www.karenmacinerney.com



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>~patches~ wrote:


>> We never got into the fondue scene
>> then. We were just gifted with what I think is a pretty nice looking
>> fondue set so I have a new cooking toy to play with. I'm going to do a
>> small trial run but the first real appearance will be at a superbowl
>> party DH is hosting. He's in the Dominican all of next week so that
>> gives me time for menu planning and the like. I'm thinking a Pizza
>> Fondue would go over well for this event. I have the recipe already so
>> I'm good to go on this. I'm thinking honey garlic meatballs might be
>> good too.


Let me jump in here. I don't think that having a pot of hot oil or
cheese, at a superbowl party is a good idea. Perhaps my friends are a
little more rowdy then yours, but I see a disaster in have a pot of
hot something within reach of a bunch of football fanatics.

And to be truthful, I don't think Fondue is a guy thing. In the
seventy, my then wife, bought a fondue pot and invited friends, a
couple of times. The fussy way of eating, did not appeal to the men in
the group. Give them a steak or cheese, don't make them cook while
trying to watch a game.

YMMV.

Pan Ohco
I would like to see the bottom of my monitor, but I have cats.
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Pan Ohco wrote:

>>~patches~ wrote:

>
>
>>>We never got into the fondue scene
>>>then. We were just gifted with what I think is a pretty nice looking
>>>fondue set so I have a new cooking toy to play with. I'm going to do a
>>>small trial run but the first real appearance will be at a superbowl
>>>party DH is hosting. He's in the Dominican all of next week so that
>>>gives me time for menu planning and the like. I'm thinking a Pizza
>>>Fondue would go over well for this event. I have the recipe already so
>>>I'm good to go on this. I'm thinking honey garlic meatballs might be
>>>good too.

>
>
> Let me jump in here. I don't think that having a pot of hot oil or
> cheese, at a superbowl party is a good idea. Perhaps my friends are a
> little more rowdy then yours, but I see a disaster in have a pot of
> hot something within reach of a bunch of football fanatics.


Must be.

>
> And to be truthful, I don't think Fondue is a guy thing. In the
> seventy, my then wife, bought a fondue pot and invited friends, a
> couple of times. The fussy way of eating, did not appeal to the men in
> the group. Give them a steak or cheese, don't make them cook while
> trying to watch a game.


I thought the pizza fondue would be a good idea. I planned to put it on
the appetizer/snack server - actually a built in non-kitchen island that
can double as a buffet and away from the tv but still in view of the tv.
I know these guys are going to be more demanding so I need to come up
with some nice ideas. One is stuffy to the hilt as in we went to their
house for dinnet - it took a good 6 hours to get through just the
dinner. DH said to just relax and be the normal good host I am. I'm
borrowing ideas from the superbowl party we attended in Vegas but I'm
not going to make an ice sculpture! No way! I like the idea of a
shrimp tray and a cheese & cracker tray *might* be ok? Coming up with
ideas is hard though. The only thing I think will definitely work is
the meatballs served in a bucket. I have really neat football shaped
bowls for snacks. I hate planning these types of events! Especially
this one as I know for a fact there likely won't be a beer drinker
amongst them. One is into herbal teas, the rest are either wine or
cocktail drinkers. You know it really is easier to plan an actual
meal rather than snacks and appetizers!
>
> YMMV.
>
> Pan Ohco
> I would like to see the bottom of my monitor, but I have cats.

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> Pan Ohco wrote:
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> I thought the pizza fondue would be a good idea. I planned to put it on
> the appetizer/snack server - actually a built in non-kitchen island that
> can double as a buffet and away from the tv but still in view of the tv.


I think the fondue is a GREAT idea. They can help themselves to it, easily.

kili


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