Monday, November 19, 2007

We finally did it...



We had fondue - and it was wonderful!

Kasia and Peter invited us over for fondue on Saturday and, as Kasia always feeds us so well, we of course eagerly accepted. Peter cooked the fondue and we had bread and dried meat with it. We learned to swirl the bread in the mass of cheese, as opposed to just dunking it, and then to twirl the bread slowly as the cheese cooled to keep it from dripping. Remember that - swirl and twirl. We learned that the best part of fondue is the cake of cheese that browns to the inside bottom of the pan and that you get to eat once all the liquidy cheese is gone. We decided the taste of the cheese pancake from the bottom of the pan was like the world's greatest Cheez-it cracker. For dessert we had a lovely lemon tart Kasia made and we sat around, sipping tea and coffee after dessert until it was time for us to catch the last train home at 27 minute past midnight.

Sunday was spent recovering from having downed over three pounds of cheese and another two pounds of bread. Chris played on his computer while I played on mine. I played Wii for a little while until I somehow managed to blow up the little transformer-thingie that lets us plug the Wii into the wall. This means no golfing for me until we get another one - I'm just hoping I didn't manage to kill the Wii - just the transformer thingie. Keep your fingers crossed!

Note: The picture is purple because it was a bad picture - too little light. I made it purple because purple is fun. The cheese was completely not purple.

11 comments:

Fabian Trunz said...

I wonder if purple cheese would sell, though. Maybe it's worth a shot.

Miz K said...

I can see the ads now: "Purple cheese - it's the new bleu!"

Fabian Trunz said...

NaNoers might buy it as a substitute for purple progress bars.

SquidViscous said...

Miz K eats teh cheese. Again.

Kasia said...

LOL! I love the purple picture. I'm not that sure about purple cheese, but hey after all Americans eat orange cheese :D
I'm very happy that you guys had a great time, so had we! We absolutely love hanging out with you!
What is next on our list? Aaaa raclette and alpen maccaroni :D Looking forward to entertain you at ours again soon. We should have 'Allo Allo' soon :D Sorry for the wii though, what a pity!

Jen said...

Wow, it sounds like Kasia really outdid herself - it looks like it was great, purple cheese and all! :-)

AciDemon said...

i'm not a big fan of cheese fondue (i'm more the raclette type :)) but i also like the brown thing on the bottom. it's the best of it. :)

and i'm glad kasia teached you how to eat fondue properly :) that's essential! ;)

Miz K said...

Haven't tried raclette yet. It's on our list! So much delicious delicious cheese!

Fabian Trunz said...

Wow... life without raclette... you make me a sad, sad little boy indeed. Don't tell me you haven't tried rösti either!

Miz K said...

We have tried - and loved - rösti. That culinary adventure was chronicled in my October post "Scattered, smothered, covered, and Swiss" I believe. Yum yum!

AciDemon said...

are you guys celebratin thanksgiving today?

i'm just wondering if you keep your traditional holidays/celebrations here in switzerland.