No it’s not 1974.
No there is no key bowl.
It’s just basically a party that seems easy in theory…everybody cooks their own food! But is a way more complicated get together than an average cook out.
First, you need to find your fondue pot that you got for your wedding that you swore you would use, but haven’t ever taken out of the box.
Next there is an excessive amount of hot liquids. And when there are 47 kids running around this is just an accident waiting to happen…third degree burns anyone?
Then there is raw meat a plenty. Honestly, who knows how long a scallop takes to cook? Well, I can tell you 1 minute is too short, because I may or may not have bitten into a perfectly cold centered scallop yesterday, convincing myself that I was going to catch some creature-of-the-sea disease.
And because I have competitive neighbors (present company excluded, of course) this year’s fondue party was also a contest.
A contest you say?
Yes. A contest.
I didn’t squeal in delight with this news or anything.
Because I kinda-sorta knew what I might make.
Since meat isn’t my thing I went ahead and entered in the dessert category.
AND FYI…if there is ever a contest to be won, all you have to do is make something with peanut butter and chocolate.
So I made cookie dough to dip in chocolate fondue.
Could there be a more perfect invention?
Of course I made peanut butter cookie dough…because I wanted to win. (Did I say I wasn’t competitive? I might have lied.) But I also made chocolate chip cookie dough and sugar cookie dough as well.
…all egg free, of course. Because while I am dying of my creature-of-the-sea disease, I didn’t want to get Salmonella too. One disease at a time, please.
So anyway. I won for desserts. Thank you peanut butter.
Now you don’t have to have a whole fondue party for an excuse to eat cookie dough dipped in chocolate.
It’s really an everyday activity.
First, I made all the cookie dough…I’m not going to show you pictures of me making the dough…I’m going to go with the fact that you are all fairly intelligent people and have made cookies a time or two.
Here’s the dough…
But I will show you how to roll a ball. Shut it, you freaks.
And Chocolate Chip…
Stick those in the fridge until you’re ready to use them.
Then make your fondue. This is a simple recipe that you can serve cold or warm. And you can use it on ice cream, or just funnel into your mouth when you’re home alone. No one needs to see that.
Dude, that’s it.
Go on, go win a contest.