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Melt. — Family Fondue Night = No Pressure Valentines.

on February 14, 2013
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It is no secret that I love a good holiday.  I believe in traditions and making memories.

I do not believe in pressure and stress; long lines, bad food and rushed service.

Which is why, a few years ago, I declared Valentine’s Day would always be known as…

Family Fondue Night.

As a Momma, I’ve had a few strokes of genius…I count this one very near the top of that list.

It is brilliant, really. There is no question about what we will do for Valentine’s Day. There is no pressure to have plans to be romantical. There is no need to make reservations or get dressed up.  No babysitter needs arranging… or paid.

Instead, all you need is a fondue set. It doesn’t have to be fancy. Twenty bucks and Bed, Bath and Beyond and you are all set.

You can get into your pajamas. Grill up some chicken. Mix up some sauces (aka pour some ranch dressing, ketchup, barbeque, honey mustard) into a few little dishes and …. ‘Voila!’   We call that dinner, people. Add in a salad for good measure.

Then, melt some dark chocolate, cut up some strawberries….yeah, you get the picture…. Dessert.

It is such a win-win. Felix and I declare Valentine’s Day success because you can’t deny the romance of eating over an open flame.

The kiddos are happy.  I mean, who doesn’t just love to poke their food with a sharp stick and eat it.

Valentine’s Family Fondue  Night = Kid Heaven and Relaxed Parents.



4 responses to “Melt. — Family Fondue Night = No Pressure Valentines.

  1. Melissa says:

    Share. Y shared this afternoon that it was Family Fondue Night. She was VERY excited. She also said I could join you, but we had plans at that local winery……

  2. Ziya Tamesis says:

    Remember. I will definitely keep this in mind for when I have kids.

  3. Jan says:

    Wish I had thought of that back when there was all that pressure to “do something” for Valentine’s Day. Great idea!

    • MommyVerbs says:

      I know. It really does make Feb. 14th so much easier. I borrowed it from a friend who shared that she felt the same way about New Year’s Eve, so they always have a fondue feast that evening. Family Fondue Night seemed just perfect for Valentine’s Day, too.

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