Thursday, March 19, 2009

Spaghetti Fondue




Tonight for supper we had spaghetti fondue. I LOVE fondue, but living with two small children kind of limits the fondue menu. In fact, up until tonight, we've never had it as a family (I did do fondue for New Year's Eve a couple years back and we enjoyed some yummies after tucking the kids in bed).

Basically, I heated up some of my home-made spaghetti sauce (or you can use store-bought, if you must) then put it in our fondue pot. We dipped in home-made meatballs (one pound each of ground sausage and ground beef, one egg, 1/4 cup bread crumbs, 1 tsp Watkins meatloaf seasoning, mix well, form into meatballs--about the same size ball you'd do for making cookies, bake for 20 minutes on 350), cooked up some mini raviolis and tortellinis, and let everyone dip in. The kids especially had a blast, although we had to remind our very dainty daughter several times that she should NOT shove a whole meatball into her mouth at one time... I think I had four meatballs, but between Tony and the kids (and honestly, mainly the kids) we wiped out almost two pounds of meat! It was a blast...
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4 comments:

Martha said...

What a good idea, Lin! We love fondue, and just did a HUGE family fondue at Christmas. It's usually not worth making it for the kids, though. This, on the other hand, is an excellent idea!

liz said...

Yummy, yummy, HUGE family fondue at Christmas.....(fond memories--even though you had a headache, Mar... :( ).

precious grandma said...

what a super idea! Get the kids to eat most anything that way.

Andria from facebook said...

what a fun idea... I am so going to have to try it with Katie some time soon... although we don't own a fondue pot :)