Everything is happening last minute right now which is driving me crazy because I am usually a planner. I ran out the day before to get the ingredients for our meal. I was only able to go to one store between baby feedings so I had to just get whatever was available. There was only one block of Swiss cheese in the whole store. I was dubious about it, but bought it anyway. What other choice did I have?
Well…it didn’t work. The cheese didn’t melt. I worked on it for over an hour and finally called my family to come eat. I had never had a fondue fail on me, but if it was going to fail, this was the year! We sat down and began trying to dip. “Mom, you made it too cheesy,” my seven year old innocently accused. I let her have it, poor thing. I gave a full minute lecture about how hard I worked and how she shouldn’t complain. The family all exchanged glances and must have made a silent pact because then one after another they all sang the meal’s praises.
“But it’s yummy.”
“It’s good. I like it cheesy.”
As they were trying to dip the various food items the cheese was stringing out across the table in multiple directions in globs. One of the kids proclaimed, “And much more fun!” There was a second of silence before we all broke out in laughter. It certainly was more fun!