Weekend Special – Fondue Is Fun-Do

With fresh snow on the mountain, this weekend promises to be the best skiing of a rather ho-hum season! If your skis are still in the back of the closet drag them out. While you’re at it, drag out the fondue pot as well. Fondue is fun-do and the perfect après ski dinner.

Where to begin? A traditional Swiss fondue starts with dried and cured meats. However, fondue is not a light meal so my preference is a salad or veggie antipasto. Try my Mixed Greens with Roasted  Mushrooms, Roasted SquashRoasted Grapes or my latest favorite, Roasted Beets (skip the lentils this time). If you’d like a change from salad, try Grilled Antipasto (with or without a few slices of prosciutto and/or sausage).

Next, enjoy a traditional Fondue. My favorite is a smooth and creamy blend of gruyere and Fribourg vacherin. Get some nice crusty bread for dipping and a very dry white wine to sip.

Save some room for dessert! Fruit is the traditional dessert with fondue. Why not dress it up a bit with my sweet and tart Strawberry-Rhubarb Soup? (If you don’t have any rhubarb in your freezer, make strawberry soup! Add a squeeze of lime for a hint of tartness.) Mojito Melons are another good option.

And if skiing is not on your agenda for the weekend? Enjoy the snow anyway. Build a snowman, snowshoe through the woods or curl up by the fire with a good book. Have a great weekend and bon appétit!

Will you be skiing this weekend? I’d love to hear from you! Let’s get a conversation going. To make a comment, just click on Comments below.

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10 thoughts on “Weekend Special – Fondue Is Fun-Do

  1. This sounds so delicious: green salad, fondue, dry white wine. Here we’d eat pears or citrus though — spring fruits are not yet in. No skiing for me, although I love snow. No walking right now.

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    • Sharyn – We just got a foot of snow in NH so all the fruit comes from somewhere else … although our local farm is harvesting spinach from their cold frame. Enjoy and have a great weekend! …Susan

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  2. We did fondue for the first time recently with our adult kids. They had visited Switzerland last summer and enjoyed it there. We had so much fun trying it here with them

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    • Candace – I lived in Switzerland for 17 years. Fondue became one of my favorite dishes for a cozy evening with friends. I can only eat it after a long hike, snowshoe or day on the slopes. A bottle of dry white wine, a handful of good friends or family and a great fondue – nothing better. Have a good weekend – Susan

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    • CDM – When I lived in Geneva we cross-country skied about a half hour away in France at the Col de something or other – I’m sure I’ll think of it later. Tartiflette was a favorite lunch after a hard ski. For the evening, I love the camaraderie of a fondue – sitting around the table and fondue pot – sometimes for hours! Have a great weekend – Susan

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