Project 52: Fondue

Hi there,

Nathan and I finally had a planned date night!  It’s taken us a while, but I decided that we had to fit one in this week, regardless of our schedules.    We’ve been playing ultimate twice a week, I’ve also been playing hockey and doing stamping workshops in the evenings.. so yes, very busy around here!


I made us up the fondue recipe from Martha Stewart Living (see below).  I suggest you cut it in half like I did, unless you have 4 or 5 people.  I also chopped up some cubes of bread, and grilled a pile of root veggies in a tasty sweet and spicy rub.

Nathan and I devoured the yumminess while watching an episode of House.  We’re 8 episodes behind, which means I owe him a whole lot of TV time.

Note: I vastly prefer dates where we can actually talk to each other about plans, life, etc.  Sometimes, though, you just need to relax and let the TV wash over your tired brain.


Cheesy Fondue – for two

Mix together 1 cup each of shredded cheddar and gruyere with 1 T flour.  Bring 1/2 cup dry white wine to a simmer over medium heat. Gently whisk in cheese, a small handful at a time.  Allow to simmer on low.  Stir in a pinch of nutmeg.  Transfer to a fondue pot and enjoy.

Sweet and Savoury Roasted Root Vegetables

Slice up a big assortment of root vegetables.  I used carrots, sweet potatoes, yams, parsnip, and beets.  Toss them in a bowl with a couple tablespoons of olive oil and the spice rub.  Bake at 425F for 30 minutes, stirring and turning them every 10 minutes.

Spice rub

  • 1.5 t cinnamon
  • 1.5 t chilli powder
  • 1 T brown sugar
  • 3/4 t  paprika
  • 1/5 t kosher salt


Try out those root veggies.  They’re delicious, fondue or not.  I’d bake them up for a great side dish any day.  This was my first time trying parsnips, and I LOVED them!

To see others’ dates, head on over to the Project 52 section of Simply Modern Mom.


About Shauna

I fell in love with the art of rubber stamping when I was 12 years old. I blame my grandparents. I already had every crafty hobby imaginable when they bought me a few stamps, an ink pad, and some embossing powder. I was hooked. From that point on, no special occasion has gone unmarked by one of my hand-crafted creations. Scrapbooking came next, and though it isn't my first love, it's a close second.
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2 Responses to Project 52: Fondue

  1. You are very talented!
    I was a loyal House follower for quite awhile and then last year my interest began to fade. This year I tried to watch the first episode and just couldn’t get through it and haven’t tuned in since. The good part about this is that I can finally watch How I met your Mother!

  2. Anya says:

    Mmmmm….I LOVE cheese fondue. I wish Will was a fan :(

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