Jan 14, 2011

Foodie Friday: Don't Clean & Throw a Dinner Party Anyway

Hello, Nachokitty here. I'm stepping in to guest blog today.

I love to cook. I have over 100 cookbooks that I read for fun and inspiration. That said, I never follow the recipes. I like to see what base ingredients are necessary and then mess with them to see if I can improve upon the dish. I love serving these creations to those willing to risk all with me.
Get courageous! Throw a dinner party & send invites by bontonvintage

Sauces and soups are easy to play with and add to. The new thing I've decided to conquer is fondue. Style be damned. I don't care if it's trendy-it's delicious. And it's flexible and easy to do. I found an amazing recipe that was fairly simple to do from the Melting Pot restaurant. This link goes to Bourbon Bacon Cheddar Fondue. Yum. It can be doctored quite easily.

A great way to get out of your winter rut (admit it, we all fall into one or two ruts!) is to have friends over. I know, the house is messy, you're busy, you see dust bunnies the size of a VW bug under your table. Ignore it. Dim the lights, light some candles, uncork some wine and cook fondue. Your friends will love you for it and you'll have a great time. What better way to chase away the Old Man Winter blues?

Hip Vintage Fondue pot by jenscloset
Fondue set by jenzee09

Avocado green Fondue pot by moxiethrift
Retro Fondue pot by kitschcafe
Get stylish about it. The kitsch factor of a vintage fondue pot will only add to the charm and whimsy of the event. Have a wonderful weekend!


nora - treasurehuntvintage said...

Great post! I LOVE fondue, and use my mom's fondue pot from the 70s, plus a groovy one I picked up at an estate sale.

Thanks for filling in, Heidi!

nora - treasurehuntvintage said...

PS--I just looked at MY fondue post in November, and I chose 2 of the same great vintage fondue pots. Great minds, and all that...

Nachokitty said...

I saw that post Nora, but I didn't want to leave anyone out since there were only 4 pots up for the evt group.

I love the idea of making January, February and March more cozy with get togethers! Why should Oct, Nov & Dec have all the fun?

Bonnie said...

You definitely have me craving fondue now...it is SOOOO cold here! Some bubbly cheese might make me happy!

Thanks a bunch for showing my vintage party invitations too!!