Family Fondue Night

Do you make a special meal for your family on Valentine's Day?  My husband works fairly late, so I decided to have ours on Sunday instead so that he could be there to enjoy it with us.  I invited other family that live near to enjoy it, too. We had a big fondue night.  I have decided that it will be a regular Valentine's Day dinner tradition for our family.  It is a really fun, and really delicious dinner!  I made cheese fondue, chocolate fondue and cheesecake fondue. 

I have a great Cheese fondue recipe that I have been eating since I was a kid. It is made with Monterey Jack & Swiss cheeses.  It is so delicious & flavorful!  Click here to see that recipe ( I posted it a long time ago).

For the dinner portion, I had French bread, sautéed steak (I marinated it in Italian Dressing for flavor), and a huge vegetable platter for dipping into the cheese.  Use vegetables that are easy to put onto a fondue fork.  I had cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, olives, and cucumbers.  Slice the French bread and meat into bite-size chunks so they are also easy to dip and bite. 

For dessert, I made a pound cake- see the recipe here.  We also used fresh fruit- strawberries, pineapple, bananas, and coconut as well as marshmallows.  We had 2 dessert dips. The Cheesecake dip can be found here in another past post. Then I made a chocolate-coconut fondue that was delicious!

To make the Chocolate-Coconut Fondue:

1 bag of chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate)
1 can coconut milk
1 tsp. coconut or vanilla extract
1/4 c. cream

Cook together the chocolate and coconut milk until the chocolate is melted.  Add in remaining ingredients and cook until warm.  Pour into fondue pot or crockpot to keep warm.

Make dinner special for your family!



Susan Evans said…
I love fondue, and so do my husband and children. What could be better than food with melted cheese or melted chocolate?
What a great idea for Valentine's Day! My hubby would love it, although I think my kids are too little to be handling fondue. Ha ha! Thanks for sharing. :)

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Lisa said…
Oh my goodness! These sound wonderful! I will have to try them and soon. :-) Thanks so much for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." I hope you will be able to join us again this week.