Chocolate Fondue

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!
Justin and I haven't ever celebrated Valentine's Day, in the beginning we were too poor to do anything, then once we were able to afford a date we were too busy (or tired) to go on one. So I wanted to shake things up this year and celebrate Valentine's Day! The boys are getting old enough I thought it would be fun to surprise them with a four-course-dinner, complete with fondue dessert! They haven't ever had fondue before so this was a real treat for them! I poured the chocolate sauce into individual ramekins (so we didn't have to share the same pot) and put a tray of strawberries, angel food cake squares, bananas, and marshmallows in the middle of the table. It worked great, there was enough sauce for 5 ramekin bowls! Everyone got a wooden skewer and went to town! ...Abbott eventually gave up on the skewer, got a spoon, and just ate the chocolate sauce... that's my son ,-)

1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 pound of chopped milk chocolate (I used 1 1/2 bags (11.5 ounce bag) of Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate Chips... it was HEAVENLY)

Pour the cream into a medium, thick-bottomed saucepan (or double boiler if you have one) over low heat. Bring the cream to a simmer and add the chocolate. Stir or whisk until the chocolate is melted. Transfer the chocolate to dipping bowls and serve.

Here's a picture of our table before I called the boys to supper. It was an awesome night! ... I dirtied every pan and bowl I own :-)


Lisa said...

Carrie, this post made me smile! :)

What a sweet mommy and wife you are. Sounds like you guys had a wonderful, tasty time and the table is beautiful!
I'm gonna do this fondue and trimmings soon.
Thanks for sharing and have a great week!!

Mom said...

Carrie (and Justin), I believe you just made another wonderful memory for my grandsons! You two are the epitome of what "Valentine's Day" is all about...I love you. Mom

Debbie said...

Sounds like a perfect Valentines Day. So sweet and I'm sure you all enjoyed it. A great idea!

teresa said...

oh how fun! i love the fondue, my kids would go nuts for it!

Chef Aimee said...

Nothing says love like fondue! :)

solid wood furniture said...

You are a sweet mommy and a lovely wife! This is what Valentine's Day is all about. Thanks for sharing.

Katy ~ said...

I am so happy to see parent's share Valentine's Day with their children, that it's not just for lovers, that is for those we love.

Beautiful post, Carrie. You make me well up with such warm feelings.

And the fondue, well that just sweets the pot (really bad pun, but I can't help myself hahahaha)

Hugs, my friend. You are one of the best.

Juliana said...

Oh! What a nice way to celebrate Valentine's cute :-)

Nicole said...

What a sweet idea. :) Lovely table.