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Food success :)

One pound sirloin, chicken, tuna, mushrooms, shrimp, broccoli, baby carrots, one pot simmering Thai soup--very few leftovers, but no shortages :) I don't think that could have gone better. The only leftovers were a handful of mushrooms, and some of the sauces - but I'd expected to have leftover sauce for next time.

One odd thing--since we left the broth boiling for two hours, it just kept getting stronger and stronger! I poured in an extra two cups of chicken broth toward the end, since it was getting hard to cook things in it. At the end, it smelled and tasted like liquid dog food. Blerk.

I love my "new" fondue pot! It's got a clever design--the base contains the electrical components, and the pot lifts off entirely, with an almost airtight fit. Got it for $10 at the flea market--but the electric fondue pots I've seen new aren't nearly as cool. The electrical components are a part of the pot, so you have to wash them very carefully.

Anyway, that was an unqualified success--yay! The only thing I'd do differently is not add tuna to the mix. The high-grade tuna was expensive, and it fell apart in the broth. Very good for you, but it didn't add much to the experience.


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Jul. 12th, 2007 03:29 pm (UTC)
I love my fondue pot! Electric ones are the only way to go, you can do so much more with them...I like to cook bourbon hotdogs in them for parties too :D

BTW, I've got a few fondue recipe books if you'd like to peruse/borrow them :)
Jul. 12th, 2007 03:39 pm (UTC)
Sure, if you don't mind bringing them sometime. I've got two now, but I'm not really happy with them. What I want is some 5-pound book, and I'm only geting pocket sized/coffee table books :(
Jul. 12th, 2007 03:44 pm (UTC)
I don't think I've ever seen a five pound fondue cookbook...maybe in the 70s when it was all the rage.. :)
Jul. 12th, 2007 03:55 pm (UTC)
*sigh* The books I've been able to find tend to be just "appetizers in general, with a slight emphasis on fondue," or "we know you'll pay by the page, so let's use colorful spreads and photos to extend fifty recipies to 150 pages." I want something like the Cake Bible, but for dipping stuff...
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