Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Valentines fun and fondue

We had so much Valentines fun this past weekend! Brent and I were blessed to attend a dinner for young couples at a local church -- we met so many wonderful people and just so enjoyed a great "date night"! And they provided child care for the kids too -- what more could you ask for?

We also participated in a Valentine exchange with other homeschool families, which was lots of fun! Here are the cards we made!
Lael and Jaden each received 7 Valentines from all over the country . . . everything from bookmarks to family photos to a frog made entirely out of heart shapes (Jaden's favorite)! I'll have to take some pictures and post them later . . .

We had some fun treats for the kids on Saturday morning, including a new VeggieTales DVD -- because you can never have too many Veggies ;-)

And then on Sunday night, we had our very first family fondue night! So much fun! We had cheese fondue first, with steamed veggies and bread cubes for dipping:

And then for dessert . . . chocolate fondue, of course! With pound cake cubes, strawberries and banana chunks for dipping . . . YUMMMMY! Can you tell that somebody enjoyed his chocolate?

And in case you were wondering, here are the recipes we used . . . we highly recommend them!

Parmesan Fondue

1 1/2 cups milk

2 pkg. cream cheese (16 oz. total)

1 1/2 cups parmesan cheese

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

a pinch of nutmeg

Melt all ingredients together until creamy. Serve with your choice of dippers!

Easy Chocolate Fondue

1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

1/2 cup heavy cream

1 teaspoon vanilla

Melt in a double boiler over barely simmering water until completely melted, smooth and creamy. Serve with your choice of dippers!

1 comment:

Brock said...

Mmmm, chocolate fondue :) Looks good, I'm glad you had a good Valentines day!