Monday, November 3, 2008

Simply Chocolate!

Is it really fall? This weekend I wore a summer dress to a wedding. I think the bank clock said it was 80 degrees! We're plugging along with life. When the seasons change I always feel this strong desire to change as well. Simple, simple, simple... that's the call of my heart right now. My friend, Sam, spoke to our homeschooling moms' group last week about celebrating. She encouraged us to use what we have and celebrate the little things. As my oldest drives off to church, my heart sighs as I think about how little time I have left with him. So, celebrate we shall! I've discovered a wonderful blog and she gave me the recipe for making fondue in the crockpot. Now, if you know me at all, you know I love, Love, LOVE my crockpot. I have 3 and use at least one several times a week.

So, here's her recipe for Chocolate Fondue -- In the crockpot.

1 1/2 c. chocolate chips (we used semi-sweet)

1/2 c heavy cream

1 tsp vanilla
(You can add some sort of liquor if this is for grown-ups only :-)

marshmallows, graham crackers, strawberries, apples, bananas, pound cake, or what the heck...just get a spoon and eat it straight out of the crockpot!

Put everything in your smallest CP and put on low. It took about an hour for everything to melt, and it stays melted for as long as you keep it on. We didn't finish it, so I just let it cool and then put the ceramic pot in the fridge. We have eaten it for 3 days now :-)...
The kids thought I was a hero!!

Oh, and here's a pic of my littlest muffin... he was the ring bearer at our friend's wedding. All but one of my children have been in a wedding...

Be still my heart....


Mom Keena said...

I want a crock pot for Christmas. It's already on my list. The only one I have is my I-have-7-children-so-I-must-cook-for-an-army one. It's just too big for anything much these days. Especially this wonderful fondue! Must try that!

Bekah said...

Your little one is ADORABLE! :-) I think I am going to have to go buy a small crock pot, just so I can make this for my kiddos this weekend! (or, do you think it would work in a normal size crock pot?) YUMMY!

Lynn said...

Sherri makes this also---it is yummy. We all love chocolate! You have an adorable young man there. Well ok, they are ALL adorable---but he is a "charmer!"
PS: Did you give Sylvia her pumpkin (that I made?)

Melissa Flaming said...

Oh Trish, I will have to buy a small crockpot! Mine, like Mom Keena, is big enough for an army of eaters. Ooooh, me loves chocolate.
And that hair on Nate is to die for!!