Here are a few pics from last year's feast, to give you an idea of how we do it. It's SO easy, and you can find fondue pots at Goodwill, garage sales, or from friends or family who have them sitting in a cabinet unused! We received one pot as a wedding gift almost 9 years ago, and a second from a friend who gifted us her mom's cool vintage 1970's pot!
We try different recipes each year ~ last year was a cheddar/beer cheese fondue served with crusty french bread and apple slices. YUM! This year, I bought a tried & true - the fondue cheese pack from the Deli at Publix. It costs $14 - steep, but we tried making our own swiss fondue one year and it cost much more than that for all of the ingredients!! (The beer & cheese fondue contained about $12 worth of ingredients)
We also have a dessert fondue. Obviously, it's the favorite part of the meal for the kids, ha!
See? Check out that chocolate mustache!! : )
When I was a kid, my mom made a big pot of spaghetti every NYE. We always stayed home. I've never gone to the Peach Drop down in Atlanta (NY drops a crystal ball, Atlanta drops a peach!), but one day I'd like to do that. I confess to being very leery of being out on the roads on New Years - the idea of many more people drinking and driving scares me to death! So for now, we stay home, safe & sound.
What are your family traditions regarding New Years Eve? Leave me a comment & share, pretty please! Hope you have a very safe & super-fun New Years Eve, and that 2012 is full of blessings and wonderful things for you and yours!! xoxo ~