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The Healthy Family Meals Newsletter, Issue #92 Have a "Fondue" Valentine's Dinner!
February 12, 2008


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For Christmas this year, my cousin gave me a fondue set! I had never owned one before and was excited to think of the possibilities of using it for entertaining and other creative meal ideas.

Why not drag out that old fondue set you may have lurking in your cupboard, dust it off and try the delicious fondue recipe for this week? Maybe a special meal for two or double the recipe and have a "family fondue" fun night to celebrate Valentine's Day this week!!!

And if you didn't get to read the story on children in France, I'm leaving it up one more week. What can get more romantic than pictures and stories of France!

Enjoy!

Kids in France




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The Original Chocolate Fondue

Start to finish: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

1 11-1/2-ounce package milk chocolate pieces

1/4 cup milk

1 tablespoon crunchy peanut butter

Assorted fruits (such as star fruit or carambola slices, orange sections, whole strawberries, pear slices, banana slices, apple slices)

Angel-food cake or pound cake cubes

Marshmallows

Directions

1. In the top of a double boiler placed over gently simmering water, or in heavy small saucepan, combine the chocolate pieces and 1/4 cup milk. Heat, stirring constantly, over low heat until chocolate is melted and smooth. Stir in the peanut butter. Cook and stir till heated through. Stir in additional milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency.

2. Pour mixture into a fondue pot; place over fondue burner set on low. With fondue forks or long skewers, dip fruit dippers, cake cubes and/or marshmallows into chocolate mixture. (Will hold up to 1 hour on low. If mixture gets too thick, add milk 1 tablespoon at a time.) Makes 5 (1/4-cup) servings.

Makes 5 1/4 cup servings.

SOURCE: www.bhg.com



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