Sunday, December 20, 2009

December 13

Advent Calendar - Fondue Night!!

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- Of course, I forgot that tonight was supposed to be Fondue Night. After church, the kids flipped over the advent number and I quickly had to rearrange my plans for the day to include a quick trip to the grocery store to buy chocolate fondue and strawberries, bananas, pound cake and marshmallows.

A few years ago (like SEVEN years ago), my mom & grandmother gave us a really nice fondue set.

I mean a reeeeeaaallly nice fondue set.

Well, it's never been out of the box. Ever.

So, I decided to dust it off and give it a whirl. I thought this would be a really fun thing to try with the kids! They are at a great age for fun projects like this. Unfortunately, I didn't know that the fondue pot had to have one of those little gas burners underneath it to warm up the pot until I unwrapped it {RIGHT BEFORE THE FESTIVITIES}. Oh, come on?!?!? Where's the plug in? Oh right...there's not one.

This is SUCH a Leigh-thing. I have the best ideas with the least planning-ahead possible. I mean, would it have KILLED me to take the thing out of the box earlier than 5 minutes before take off?

So, we did what anybody in this situation would do and microwaved the snot out of that chocolate and drizzled it all over everyone's fruit/cake-filled plates. We even ate with the little fondue forks and the kids loved it. Erin came over and brought pizza, so we got all high-class and had Domino's and Fondue.


And, once again, I got no pictures. This is really becoming a theme for me, no??

I did get pictures right after church when we visited our new favorite restaurant! If you haven't been to Jimmy Johns (on the eastside of town), you're really missing out! Seriously, it's soooooo good!

So, here's our substitute picture for the day.

I love those guys!

1 comment:

Sophie Morand said...

Leigh, come on, I can not believe you forgot to take pictures one more time!! Not you!!!