But not as often as we should.
It is the perfect meal for a snowy and cold winter's day
It originated, after all, in the Alps
Where it always seems to be snowy and cold!
It was a meal of leftover cheese and stale bread with a soupçon of wine
to make the cheese smoother!
In honor of the Olympics
(although they are not in the Alps)
and on an evening when they were going to broadcast
some Alpine events,
Cozy in the breakfast room
With a fire in the stove
Hot cheese fondue
And a platter of bread cubes, potato chunks and cauliflower
The fondue pot -- an Emile Henry one. Earthenware, it goes from stove to table.
Not an "I've had forever" although I think I started marriage with one --
a fondue pot.
It was just done -- toaster, waffle iron, fondue pot -- for wedding gifts.
Early in our married years,
In fact, we had fondue parties!!!
We thought we were so sophisticated having fondue!
(and drinking cheap jug wine)
And like everyone else, we had one of those colored metal fondue pots
Which, I'm sure, I sold at a garage sale when no one fondued anymore!
(and it was taking up valuable cabinet space)
Full of fondue,
we retired to the parlor
to watch some Alpine events
And because it was icy on the mountain
We had vanilla ice cream
with a homemade salted caramel sauce
(not made by me but made by a friend who gifted it to me for my birthday)
and some toasted pecans.
We adore watching the Winter Olympics
and will be sorry when they've had the closing ceremonies.
It's an every four years treat -- the Winter Olympics!