Last night I threw a get together. I wanted to serve some chocolate fondue and it turned out really good. My slow cooker definitely came to the rescue for my wallet. Otherwise I’d spend 60 dollars for a fondue pot.
See my failed attempt in making a fruit (and marshmallow) towers.
Here’s a simple recipe for crock pot chocolate fondue:
–1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (semi-sweet, dark, milk, or white. Your choice.)
–1/2 cup heavy cream
–1 tsp vanilla
Note: I threw in some marshmallows in the crock pot to make it creamier. Put the slow cooker on low and stir occasionally.
Most popular combo was chocolate and applies.
Other things I made for the get together:
Strawberry feta cheese salad:
- your choice of greens
- feta cheese
- sliced red onions
- red wine vinegrette
Note: My friends thought the red onions made the salad
Here’s the final thing I made:
It’s a recipe I picked up back in 2009. My friends and I went to this one winery in Santa Barbara called Sunstone and they were giving out this recipe. Kept it for a long time and got to make it for the first time!
The recipe is found in an older post from here but otherwise here’s the recipe:
- 1 pint of strawberries, hulled and halved lengthwise
- 2 oranges, sliced into 1/4 inch thick rings
- 2 lemons, sliced into 1/4 inch thick rings
- 1 package of frozen peach slices
- 1 package frozen mango slices
- 3 bottles of Sunstone 2005 central coast Chardonnay
- 1 liter of sparkling water
Place all fruit in a large pitcher or bowl, add wine and allow it to sit at room temperature 4 to 24 hours. When ready to serve, add sparkling water and ice. Serve in a bowl with a ladle.
Note: Waiting longer is better.
Anyways other people brought their own dishes so there was definitely more food than just salad and fruit. But from the looks of it, I think the fondue and the salad are going be staples for my future get-togethers.