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  1. #1
    Little Malice Guest

    Default Fond-Do!

    After five years of saying "we should do this", my little group of
    eight (us and five friends) finally had a fondue party last night.

    Two of our four fondue pots contained hot peanut oil. We had chicken,
    two kinds of fish, and some nice sirloin steak, all in 1-inch chunks.
    The veggies included mushrooms, asparagus, zucchini, onions, broccoli,
    and cauliflower. Two kinds of batter (one with beer).

    I also had cheese fondue in one pot; aside from the veggies, we
    had bread chunks and crackers to dip in that as well.

    Lastly, chocolate fondue! One of my friends had gotten a small,
    candle-warmed pot with chocolate bits for melting. We had cookies,
    pretzels, and marshmellows to dip. I couldn't find any decent
    strawberries and forgot about bananas, dang it. But it was
    all very good. Unfortunately, we've got a ton of leftovers, so
    three of them are coming back tonight to help kill off the
    leftovers. Bummer... ;-)

    --
    Jani in WA

  2. #2
    cybercat Guest

    Default Re: Fond-Do!


    "Little Malice" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:fqf16p$[email protected]..
    > After five years of saying "we should do this", my little group of
    > eight (us and five friends) finally had a fondue party last night.
    >
    >

    [snippity]

    Sounds like lots of fun and sounds delicious, too!



  3. #3
    sandi Guest

    Default Re: Fond-Do!

    [email protected] (Little Malice) wrote in
    news:fqf16p$[email protected]:

    > After five years of saying "we should do this", my little
    > group of eight (us and five friends) finally had a fondue
    > party last night.
    >
    > Two of our four fondue pots contained hot peanut oil. We had
    > chicken, two kinds of fish, and some nice sirloin steak, all
    > in 1-inch chunks. The veggies included mushrooms, asparagus,
    > zucchini, onions, broccoli, and cauliflower. Two kinds of
    > batter (one with beer).
    >
    > I also had cheese fondue in one pot; aside from the veggies,
    > we had bread chunks and crackers to dip in that as well.


    Sounds wonderful.

    > Lastly, chocolate fondue! One of my friends had gotten a
    > small, candle-warmed pot with chocolate bits for melting. We
    > had cookies, pretzels, and marshmellows to dip.


    Fun.

    > I couldn't
    > find any decent strawberries and forgot about bananas, dang
    > it. But it was all very good. Unfortunately, we've got a ton
    > of leftovers, so three of them are coming back tonight to help
    > kill off the leftovers. Bummer... ;-)


    Yeah real bummer. lol


  4. #4
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: Fond-Do!

    On Sun 02 Mar 2008 01:25:55p, sandi told us...

    > [email protected] (Little Malice) wrote in
    > news:fqf16p$[email protected]:
    >
    >> After five years of saying "we should do this", my little
    >> group of eight (us and five friends) finally had a fondue
    >> party last night.
    >>
    >> Two of our four fondue pots contained hot peanut oil. We had
    >> chicken, two kinds of fish, and some nice sirloin steak, all
    >> in 1-inch chunks. The veggies included mushrooms, asparagus, zucchini,
    >> onions, broccoli, and cauliflower. Two kinds of batter (one with
    >> beer).
    >>
    >> I also had cheese fondue in one pot; aside from the veggies, we had
    >> bread chunks and crackers to dip in that as well.

    >
    > Sounds wonderful.
    >
    >> Lastly, chocolate fondue! One of my friends had gotten a
    >> small, candle-warmed pot with chocolate bits for melting. We had
    >> cookies, pretzels, and marshmellows to dip.

    >
    > Fun.
    >
    >> I couldn't
    >> find any decent strawberries and forgot about bananas, dang
    >> it. But it was all very good. Unfortunately, we've got a ton
    >> of leftovers, so three of them are coming back tonight to help kill
    >> off the leftovers. Bummer... ;-)

    >
    > Yeah real bummer. lol
    >
    >


    I really love fondue and yet haven't made it in years. It's time to dig
    out the fondue pot again...we usually do beef.

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    Wayne Boatwright
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  5. #5
    [email protected] Guest

    Default Re: Fond-Do!

    On Sun, 02 Mar 2008 20:03:37 GMT, [email protected] (Little
    Malice) wrote:

    >After five years of saying "we should do this", my little group of
    >eight (us and five friends) finally had a fondue party last night.
    >
    >Two of our four fondue pots contained hot peanut oil. We had chicken,
    >two kinds of fish, and some nice sirloin steak, all in 1-inch chunks.
    >The veggies included mushrooms, asparagus, zucchini, onions, broccoli,
    >and cauliflower. Two kinds of batter (one with beer).
    >
    >I also had cheese fondue in one pot; aside from the veggies, we
    >had bread chunks and crackers to dip in that as well.
    >
    >Lastly, chocolate fondue! One of my friends had gotten a small,
    >candle-warmed pot with chocolate bits for melting. We had cookies,
    >pretzels, and marshmellows to dip. I couldn't find any decent
    >strawberries and forgot about bananas, dang it. But it was
    >all very good. Unfortunately, we've got a ton of leftovers, so
    >three of them are coming back tonight to help kill off the
    >leftovers. Bummer... ;-)


    Sounds like you all had fun and good food.

    Bummer about having to have so much fun and good food all over again.

    koko
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    http://www.kokoscorner.typepad.com
    updated 2/24
    "There is no love more sincere than the love of food"
    George Bernard Shaw

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    Brawny Guest

    Default Re: Fond-Do!

    On Mar 2, 4:15*pm, Wayne Boatwright <wayneboatwri...@arizona.usa.com>
    wrote:
    > On Sun 02 Mar 2008 01:25:55p, sandi told us...


    > I really love fondue and yet haven't made it in years. *It's time to dig
    > out the fondue pot again...we usually do beef.


    Probably in the same cabinet as mine.....above the refrigerator....way
    in the back!
    I think we got that for a wedding present way back in 1970.....and it
    is harvest gold.


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    sandi Guest

    Default Re: Fond-Do!

    Brawny <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]
    s.com:

    > On Mar 2, 4:15*pm, Wayne Boatwright
    > <wayneboatwri...@arizona.usa.com> wrote:
    >> On Sun 02 Mar 2008 01:25:55p, sandi told us...

    >
    >> I really love fondue and yet haven't made it in years. *It's
    >> time to dig

    >
    >> out the fondue pot again...we usually do beef.

    >
    > Probably in the same cabinet as mine.....above the
    > refrigerator....way in the back!
    > I think we got that for a wedding present way back in
    > 1970.....and it is harvest gold.


    Avacado green here.

  8. #8
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: Fond-Do!

    On Sun 02 Mar 2008 03:49:00p, Brawny told us...

    > On Mar 2, 4:15*pm, Wayne Boatwright <wayneboatwri...@arizona.usa.com>
    > wrote:
    >> On Sun 02 Mar 2008 01:25:55p, sandi told us...

    >
    >> I really love fondue and yet haven't made it in years. *It's time to dig

    >
    >> out the fondue pot again...we usually do beef.

    >
    > Probably in the same cabinet as mine.....above the refrigerator....way
    > in the back!
    > I think we got that for a wedding present way back in 1970.....and it
    > is harvest gold.
    >


    Ours is a George Jensen stainless steel set with matching skewers that I
    bought back in 1966. Really a beautiful set. I don't think I've used it
    in the past 25 years...but it's time. :-)

    --
    Wayne Boatwright
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    Countdown till Memorial Day
    12wks 5hrs 45mins
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    Yield to oncoming traffic.
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  9. #9
    Felice Guest

    Default Re: Fond-Do!


    "sandi" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:47cb50bc$0$17943$[email protected] anews.com...
    > Brawny <[email protected]> wrote in
    > news:[email protected]
    > s.com:
    >
    >> On Mar 2, 4:15 pm, Wayne Boatwright
    >> <wayneboatwri...@arizona.usa.com> wrote:
    >>> On Sun 02 Mar 2008 01:25:55p, sandi told us...

    >>
    >>> I really love fondue and yet haven't made it in years. It's
    >>> time to dig

    >>
    >>> out the fondue pot again...we usually do beef.

    >>
    >> Probably in the same cabinet as mine.....above the
    >> refrigerator....way in the back!
    >> I think we got that for a wedding present way back in
    >> 1970.....and it is harvest gold.

    >
    > Avacado green here.


    Hey! I had a kitchen in avocado green and harvest gold! But then, I guess
    everyone did at that time.

    Felice



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    sandi Guest

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    "Felice" <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    >
    > "sandi" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:47cb50bc$0$17943$[email protected] anews.com...
    >> Brawny <[email protected]> wrote in
    >> news:[email protected]
    >> oup s.com:
    >>
    >>> On Mar 2, 4:15 pm, Wayne Boatwright
    >>> <wayneboatwri...@arizona.usa.com> wrote:
    >>>> On Sun 02 Mar 2008 01:25:55p, sandi told us...
    >>>
    >>>> I really love fondue and yet haven't made it in years. It's
    >>>> time to dig
    >>>
    >>>> out the fondue pot again...we usually do beef.
    >>>
    >>> Probably in the same cabinet as mine.....above the
    >>> refrigerator....way in the back!
    >>> I think we got that for a wedding present way back in
    >>> 1970.....and it is harvest gold.

    >>
    >> Avacado green here.

    >
    > Hey! I had a kitchen in avocado green and harvest gold! But
    > then, I guess everyone did at that time.
    >
    > Felice


    I had a brown colored stove at one time. It was right before the
    green and gold came into vogue. Was there a designer name for that
    color I wonder?


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    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: Fond-Do!

    On Sun 02 Mar 2008 07:14:24p, sandi told us...

    > "Felice" <[email protected]> wrote in
    > news:[email protected]:
    >
    >>
    >> "sandi" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:47cb50bc$0$17943$[email protected] anews.com...
    >>> Brawny <[email protected]> wrote in
    >>> news:[email protected] oup
    >>> s.com:
    >>>
    >>>> On Mar 2, 4:15 pm, Wayne Boatwright
    >>>> <wayneboatwri...@arizona.usa.com> wrote:
    >>>>> On Sun 02 Mar 2008 01:25:55p, sandi told us...
    >>>>
    >>>>> I really love fondue and yet haven't made it in years. It's time to
    >>>>> dig
    >>>>
    >>>>> out the fondue pot again...we usually do beef.
    >>>>
    >>>> Probably in the same cabinet as mine.....above the
    >>>> refrigerator....way in the back!
    >>>> I think we got that for a wedding present way back in 1970.....and
    >>>> it is harvest gold.
    >>>
    >>> Avacado green here.

    >>
    >> Hey! I had a kitchen in avocado green and harvest gold! But
    >> then, I guess everyone did at that time.
    >>
    >> Felice

    >
    > I had a brown colored stove at one time. It was right before the
    > green and gold came into vogue. Was there a designer name for that
    > color I wonder?
    >
    >


    My mom had one, too. It was called copper or coppertone.

    --
    Wayne Boatwright
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    -------------------------------------------
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    12wks 4hrs 35mins
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    has no Hue, Value, or Chroma!'
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    sandi Guest

    Default Re: Fond-Do!

    Wayne Boatwright <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected] 3.184:

    > On Sun 02 Mar 2008 07:14:24p, sandi told us...


    >> I had a brown colored stove at one time. It was right before
    >> the green and gold came into vogue. Was there a designer
    >> name for that color I wonder?


    > My mom had one, too. It was called copper or coppertone.


    Ah yes! Thanks Wayne!



  13. #13
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Fond-Do!

    On Mon, 03 Mar 2008 01:20:06 GMT, Wayne Boatwright
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >Ours is a George Jensen stainless steel set with matching skewers that I
    >bought back in 1966. Really a beautiful set.


    Probably expensive too.

    >I don't think I've used it in the past 25 years...but it's time. :-)


    What's old is new again!


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    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: Fond-Do!

    On Sun 02 Mar 2008 08:24:52p, told us...

    > On Mon, 03 Mar 2008 01:20:06 GMT, Wayne Boatwright
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>Ours is a George Jensen stainless steel set with matching skewers that I
    >>bought back in 1966. Really a beautiful set.

    >
    > Probably expensive too.


    Yes, it was, but it was at a time when I worked as a designer. Our studio
    could order just about anything from any source and I took great advantage
    of it. Employees were able to buy at company invoice price. I bought
    George Jensen sterling flatware, Wedgewood china, Christofle and Lalique
    crystal, and a lot of other higher end things. Sure as hell couldn't
    afford it today. :-)

    >>I don't think I've used it in the past 25 years...but it's time. :-)

    >
    > What's old is new again!


    If you wait long enough! :-)))

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    your own stupidity. --Bill Gilbert
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    sandi Guest

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    T <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > In article
    > <47cb50bc$0$17943$[email protected] s.com>,
    > [email protected]lid says...
    >> Brawny <[email protected]> wrote in
    >> news:[email protected]
    >> oup s.com:
    >>
    >> > On Mar 2, 4:15*pm, Wayne Boatwright
    >> > <wayneboatwri...@arizona.usa.com> wrote:
    >> >> On Sun 02 Mar 2008 01:25:55p, sandi told us...
    >> >
    >> >> I really love fondue and yet haven't made it in years.
    >> >> *It's time to dig
    >> >
    >> >> out the fondue pot again...we usually do beef.
    >> >
    >> > Probably in the same cabinet as mine.....above the
    >> > refrigerator....way in the back!
    >> > I think we got that for a wedding present way back in
    >> > 1970.....and it is harvest gold.

    >>
    >> Avacado green here.
    >>

    >
    > My parents had one in burnt orange.


    Another cool 60-70's color. :-)

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    Little Malice Guest

    Default Re: Fond-Do!

    One time on Usenet, [email protected] said:
    > On Sun, 02 Mar 2008 20:03:37 GMT, [email protected] (Little
    > Malice) wrote:
    >
    > >After five years of saying "we should do this", my little group of
    > >eight (us and five friends) finally had a fondue party last night.
    > >
    > >Two of our four fondue pots contained hot peanut oil. We had chicken,
    > >two kinds of fish, and some nice sirloin steak, all in 1-inch chunks.
    > >The veggies included mushrooms, asparagus, zucchini, onions, broccoli,
    > >and cauliflower. Two kinds of batter (one with beer).
    > >
    > >I also had cheese fondue in one pot; aside from the veggies, we
    > >had bread chunks and crackers to dip in that as well.
    > >
    > >Lastly, chocolate fondue! One of my friends had gotten a small,
    > >candle-warmed pot with chocolate bits for melting. We had cookies,
    > >pretzels, and marshmellows to dip. I couldn't find any decent
    > >strawberries and forgot about bananas, dang it. But it was
    > >all very good. Unfortunately, we've got a ton of leftovers, so
    > >three of them are coming back tonight to help kill off the
    > >leftovers. Bummer... ;-)

    >
    > Sounds like you all had fun and good food.
    >
    > Bummer about having to have so much fun and good food all over again.


    *Grin* We still had a bit leftover after the second night, but very
    little. It was fun and we plan to make it an annual thing...

    --
    Jani in WA

  17. #17
    Becca Guest

    Default Re: Fond-Do!

    jmcquown wrote:

    > Ah, fondue It's good stuff and makes for a fun gathering. Next time
    > you do a chocolate fondue (if it's the right time of year) fresh
    > pineapple chunks are wonderful for dipping!
    >
    > Jill


    In Fruitville, pineapple is my favorite, then strawberries and bananas.
    For other dippables, I like pretzels, Ruffle potato chips, pound cake,
    brownies.

    Becca

  18. #18
    Goomba38 Guest

    Default Re: Fond-Do!

    Becca wrote:

    > In Fruitville, pineapple is my favorite, then strawberries and bananas.
    > For other dippables, I like pretzels, Ruffle potato chips, pound cake,
    > brownies.
    >
    > Becca


    I LOVE the combination of salty (those Ruffles you mention) and sweet
    chocolate.
    About 15 years ago while living in Germany a group of my friends of mine
    would come over to the house during the day and we'd play progressive
    gin rummy for hours. You could always gauge the PMS scale by the snacks
    people would crave. Someone raiding my pantry found the necessary goods
    and introduced me to munching potato chips alternating with Nestle
    chocolate chips. Who knew!? It was a wonderful, yet fattening discovery!

  19. #19
    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Fond-Do!


    "Goomba38" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected] ..
    > jmcquown wrote:
    >
    >> Ah, fondue It's good stuff and makes for a fun gathering. Next time
    >> you do a chocolate fondue (if it's the right time of year) fresh
    >> pineapple chunks are wonderful for dipping!
    >>

    >
    > Is there a time of year when pineapple isn't in season or available? Or
    > should I ask when is it best? I seem to see them year round so perhaps
    > I've lost touch with the pineapple growing season....?
    >

    Peak season for Pineapples is March - July. I'm sure it's available year
    round in most places, though. (There's not much of anything available in
    this part of SC right now! Grrrrr.)

    Jill


  20. #20
    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: Fond-Do!

    Goomba38 wrote:

    >
    > Is there a time of year when pineapple isn't in season or available? Or
    > should I ask when is it best? I seem to see them year round so perhaps
    > I've lost touch with the pineapple growing season....?


    The stores around here seem to have pineapple almost all the time, and it
    always seems to be pretty good if you pick them carefully. The best method I
    have found it to look for one that you can easily pull out a leaf from the
    middle of the top end.


    >
    >
    > And I think cheese fondue sounds like a great meal later this week when
    > I have guests coming to town and need a simple meal on their arrival
    > day. I imagine that then serving a chocolate fondue for dessert might be
    > a bit redundant or cliche, but it certainly would be a simple fix-ahead
    > meal.


    I think of fondue as more of a party food, not really a meal.



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