Monday, December 13, 2010

Sunday is Cheeseday

Just as last Sunday I was stuffing myself with the wonderful gooey goodness of the Raclette, yesterday we indulged in cheese again, but this time in the form of the Fondue.

Clermont was playing Leinster in Rugby. And since The Husband's home team was playing my Dublin team we had to do something. Melting cheese seemed like the right thing to do. Voila... Fondue.
(And when is melting cheese not the right thing to do?)

But because I am without a fondue pot and Honey Jr is not, he scored an invitation to our teeny tiny fondue party. Plus he's a wonderful distraction for Fifty. In Fifty's eyes, Honey Jr is a big bonbon.

Emmental, Comté, and Beaufort cheeses were shredded into the pot, with a bit of flour, a pinch of paprika, and a glug of wine and then stirred stirred and stirred until it all blended together into deliciousness. Then a bit of baguette is stuck on the end of the fondue fork and dipped into the pot until covered and dripping with cheese.

 
{before and after dipping}

We cheered on the rugby sipping beer and dipping the bread until no more dipping could be done. Well except for The Husband. The Husband does not get full as quickly (RE: Food Whore). And because subtlety is not his forté, he picked up the pot and ditched the fondue fork.

{me like food}

Which totally reminded me of another adorable Food Whore...


But at least The Husband is wearing pants. 

bisou


32 comments:

  1. 3 types of cheese, all together in melted harmony. Good LORD you eat well. The Husband and Pooh bear have much in common, though its nice to see that The Husband prefers pantalon to the nude...

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  2. lol!! We call our 6 month old baby Pooh Bear. He is a bottomless pit. Sounds like my kind of Sunday!

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  3. Honey - EVERYday is cheeseday! One of the first cheeses I couldn't wait to get my lips on in France was the Comte (hard to find in Italy). Still giggling at Honey Jr. the 'big bonbon.' Thank you for the Monday morning smile.

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  4. I LOVE fondue! I was feeling keenly my desire for a cheese fondue recently, and invited some friends over for one, but they told me beforehand they are not keen fondue fans so we had something else. Talk about disappointing!

    Will def have one before Christmas!

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  5. Thank God, I thought my husband was the only one.

    We went to a fondue restaurant in Switzerland on our honeymoon, and he licked his dessert plate clean. Yes, it was a lovely creme sauce, but come on. To make matters worse, the lady of the house saw him and brought him out another free dessert, explaining that seeing as he loved it so much...

    Thanks lady, way to help me train the new husband.

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  6. I don't know Sara, a pantless hottie, (and your hubby surely is a hottie) and cheese-e-goo might just be the ultimate fantasy. Sounds like a perfect Sunday to me!

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  7. Nikosmommy - Eating well is one of life's greatest pleasures :-)

    Becca - I never saw the correlation between my husband and Pooh until this morning, now I can't stop laughing about it!

    Valerie - You're right, in France everyday is cheeseday! And baguette day!

    Sarah - not being a fondue fan is poppycock!

    Kirsty - I think our husbands may be related :-)

    Brenna - And it WAS good!

    Sam - I'm having all sorts of interesting thoughts now! xo

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  8. Sarah, I love fondue and in fact I bought a really nice pot to bring with me for our house when we come for Christmas. I have looked for a nice big pot in Avignon and never found one. I know I can do some different cheese combinations there besides gruyere and emmental which is about all we can find here.

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  9. Our husbands must be brothers...I swear I have seen the Canadian on several occasions bust out with the Pooh and the Honey Pot scenario. He is also a food whore. Last night he crawled into bed and whispered in my ear (at 10 at night only a few hours after we'd eaten) "I'm starving -- I could totally go for some queso right now...". Who says that?!

    In any case, I heart melted cheese -- I love it!!! Maybe you need to ask for a Fondue pot for Christmas so that this can be a daily occurrence!!!

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  10. Sam beat me to the pantless hottie bit. 'Course, with Honey Jr around that might have been a little awkward...

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  11. I was inspired to make raclette based on your post--I don't have the proper equipment so I improvised with a George Foreman grill. It may not have been traditional, but it was mighty tasty, especially during a blizzard!

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  12. You say he's wearing pants like that's a good thing?!

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  13. I love fondue! It´s one of the retro recipes that never go out of style, we´re having a cozy fondue for New Years Eve. Light candles, turn off all the lights but the Christmas tree, throw on some Christmas tunes (Last Christmas, I gave you my heart...") and have a wonderful dinner. Once I tried a Swiss Cheese Fondue where they put lots and lots of "Kirschwasser" (cherry water=clear brandy) no bueno ;)
    Love the husband pic, hahaha! That´s totally what i would do!

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  14. Ahahaha! Love the comparitive pics ;)

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  15. ahhh thanks to you NOW i understand the difference between raclette and fondue!! cheese whores unite!!!

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  16. There's never enough melted cheese. Your husband has good taste. Sounds like a fun day.

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  17. My thoughts exactly girl. When is melted cheese ever not the right thing to have. Thanks to your cheesy influence Jon and I are going to have a cheese themed p New Years party with fondue and we're looking around for a raclette grill. You seriously have made my life more beautiful as all I've had to do was mention this stuff to Jon and he's all about it.

    Husband and Pooh Bear comparison is fantastic. Does he see the resemblance I wonder? ;-) Bisous!

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  18. How cute are these photos! Think I might be sticking my hand way down the pot as well...how I miss French cheeses!
    The jalapeno & jack ones I've been trying here are just slightly different :)
    Looks like a very fun Sunday & hope the sun's shining for you in dear Provence...
    A big bonjour from California!

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  19. my husband is a food whore too. and he's thin too. damn him.

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  20. Sounds like my type of sunday!

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  21. that is so funny, the cartoon pic :) Do you guys put eggs and kirsch in to your fondue at the end?

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  22. 3 cheese fondue sounds like perfect food match making! and i like the comparison to pooh bear.

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  23. LOL And let the husband hereby be known as Pooh Bear... with cheese. ;)

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  24. Lord, do I love cheese. I am so jealous of your little fondue party. The Pooh comparison is far too accurate. And adorable!

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  25. Mr. A (my fiance) = TOTAL FOOD WHORE.

    Great comparison. I'm totally using that in our next food battle.

    xoxo.
    http://glamkittenslitterbox.blogspot.com/

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  26. Fondue.....I LOVE fondue. Your hubby has the right idea. Forget the fork and go for it. Good photo of Pooh too!

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  27. I heart fondue. I heart food whores (mostly because I can be one too...Does anyone have any chocolate? :p)

    Also...have I mentioned how jealous I am?

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  28. I am so glad to have met (to use the term loosely!) someone who appreciates cheese as much as me! Though I've sadly never had a cheese fondue, I feel like I'm missing out! The comparison with pooh bear made me laugh :)

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  29. Ha! I see you've been diving into the cheese dishes, too. So delicious. So dangerous. So hard to resist!

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