We came home from visiting my parents for Christmas and spent a wonderful five days at home with Jason. After all the traveling we’ve done it was wonderful to be home. We hadn’t purchased gifts for Christmas, but when we got home we took the kids to Game Stop and bought SEVEN used games for cheap. We spent lots of time on the Wii and playing cards together.
Before New Years Jason had said he wasn’t really hungry for fondue why didn’t I make tacos–one of his favorite things. Since we didn’t do our traditional Thanksgiving or Christmas activities at home I decided to go ahead with our fondue party even though only one of my kids sounded excited about it.
“Wow,” the kids exclaimed when they sat down.
This year I went with a simple Swiss cheese fondue and our favorite dippers of ham, bread, apples, and carrots.
“This is so much fun, Esther. I’m glad you made the fondue. It’s delicious!” That’s a compliment I’ll always remember. I’ve learned that you just can’t expect or live on appreciation, but it sure does feel great when my hard work is appreciated!
Every year since I began making fondue for New Years, I have made dark chocolate fondue, and every year my husband has said he thinks he’d like milk chocolate fondue better. So this year I made milk chocolate fondue just for him. After taking a few bites he said, “I think I’d like it better if it were dark chocolate.” I laughed out loud! Sometimes I wonder if he’s TRYING to make me crazy! 🙂