Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Eve Dinner~

The presents have been purchased and wrapped, the tree is lit, wish I could say we have a roaring fire going in our fireplace BUT...it's been so darn hot here!!  There will not be a White Christmas in Georgia this year : (

We are all ready to settle down, relax and enjoy the company of family and friends.

Christmas Eve will consist of attending our church service and then heading home for...

Basic Hot Oil Fondue (Bourguignonne)




Our girls love hot oil fondue!  It is tradition for us to serve it for New Year's Eve, but now that both girls are older and have plans of their own for the evening (sorry mom and dad, you're not invited) they've requested it for Christmas Eve dinner.

This year my parents will be eating with us, so we will have two pots going...one for meats and the other for veggies.

Basics needed for hot oil fondue:
Fondue pot (metal, not ceramic for hot oil)
Skewers (always have extra on hand)
Oil (Peanut and Grapeseed work best)

Meats:
Tenderloin or Sirloin cut into bite size pieces
Boneless Chicken Breasts cut into bite size pieces (keep separate from other meats/veggies due to possible Samonella)

Veggies:
Peppers (red, green, yellow, orange bell peppers)
Onions (we use the small white pearl onions, our local Trader Joes has fresh already peeled...BONUS!)
Zucchini/Squash
Cauliflower
Broccoli

Veggies should be bite size pieces as well.

Choose several things to dip your meat and veggies in such as:
Steak sauce
BBQ sauce
Terriyaki sauce
Hot Mustard
Bearnaise sauce

There are so many great choices available...it is fun to experiment!!!

This is the part the girls love best...all the different sauces and flavors!!

We usually serve Jasmine rice and dinner rolls as well.  Super easy.

Fondue is a fun way to celebrate an evening around the dinner table with good food and conversation!

I hope each of you has a Very Blessed and Merry Christmas with your loved ones on Sunday!!! Can't wait to see what the New Year has in store for everyone.

4 comments:

natasha {schue love} said...

Ooo fondue is a great idea!! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!! xo

Bring Pretty Back said...

I feel silly asking - but I am confused about the oil???
What do you do with the oil-
Kristin

Michaela said...

Fondue is seriously my favorite!! Fun, interactive and delicious!

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

Oh, I love this tradition. I haven't had fondue in such a long time. And I LOVED your Christmas card. Thank you. Thank you!