Into spring we go... Behind me, full of memories and glad moments, my spring break provides plenty of memories. Yep, I'm back in classes.
There are happy moments and photos to share from our family's days together. I lapped up my free time as if it would never come again. It will. And even as I write this, I know I must enjoy this slow progression of school----the ramping up of my workload as the weeks progress. I'm enjoying the slow beginning of that ramp right now.
But what did we do during spring break?
Well, first of all we had fondue.
And cheese, too...
I went through a "fondue phase" years ago when fondue had its "comeback." I feel another one coming on.
There are so many reasons to love fondue----especially when you're a parent of adolescents and it's a scramble to find family time. Fondue is a great way to lure everyone around the table for a fun family evening while dipping into something yummy.
I know from experience that communal dinners provide giggles and laughs and a sense of togetherness.
And again, fondue is yummy. So yummy in fact, that I don't know that I could completely follow a full vegan diet due to my love of fondue alone.
I haven't tried any versions of Hot Pot (or Steamboat, or Shabu Shabu) yet, but I will. The idea of a progressive dinner that results in a flavorful soup/broth at the end sounds utterly enticing and soothing. If any of you have tried this style of meal, I'd love to hear about it!
For our cheese fondue, we dipped roasted asparagus, sourdough bread cubes, marinated mushrooms, dill pickle spears, apple slices, steamed broccoli & carrots, and chicken sausage slices. For our chocolate fondue, we dipped California strawberries (alas, our Oregon Strawberries won't be ready until June)...