Thursday, July 5, 2012

Date 46 - Fondue for Two!

Date: June 30, 2012
Type: Home, Food, Recreate, Easy
Cost: $
Planned By: Dani

June 25, 2010... We got engaged! After Adam proposed with a flower petal trail, forty pictures and an absolutely beautiful ring we went to The Melting Pot for a celebratory dinner. The Melting Pot is a restaurant that serves fondue. We got a three course meal including cheese, chicken & steak, and chocolate. They also gave us an apple sprite.
June 30, 2012... two years later and married! I wanted to recreate the night we got engaged. Well, only the fondue part. I didn't have a ring to give to Adam. I also didn't want to do the chicken or steak because that is too difficult and something we should leave to the professionals. So we just did cheese and chocolate.

We got a fondue pot from our good friends Tim and Liisa for our wedding. We can't figure out where to buy the heating component so we used tea light candles. They worked well enough.

For the cheese we went the easy route and just heated up salsa con queso and had tortilla chips. I know what you're thinking.. that's cheating, but we don't care because we hardly ever get salsa con queso and it was delicious!
For the chocolate we found a simple recipe: 1 cup milk, 1 12oz bag of chocolate chips and 1/4 cup caramel sauce. First, you melt the chocolate chips, then add the milk and caramel sauce. Mix it all up and put it in the double boiler part of the fondue set up. The tea light candles actually worked pretty well for this. We used bananas, marshmallows, apples, and pretzels as dippers. It was a pretty tasty dessert.

We also had Apple Sprites. We both aren't entirely sure how they made our Apple Sprites at The Melting Pot, but we've come up with a recipe of our own. Its really easy.. Apple Pucker and Sprite. Its a good tasting, pretty and slightly alcoholic drink.

Instead of watching old re-runs of shows during our date. We decided to start watching a new television series. Previously, we were big fans of Desperate Housewives which ended this year. :( ABC moved their new drama series Revenge to that slot so we have added it to our TV line up. We got a one week subscription of Hulu Plus to watch the entire first season, and I must say it is a darn good show. I can't wait for the next season!
We had a great time on this date! It is always nice to remember our past, especially a night as wonderful as the one when we got engaged. The fondue was yummy and it was great starting a new TV show together.

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