Friday, March 30, 2012

Crock Pot o' Gold Month (Finale)

All good things must come to an end and unfortunately this is the end of slow-cooker month. Sad I know, but I'm the kind of person who likes to mourn alone. It's nice to have company but it's even nicer not to have company. The best kinds of things to eat alone are unhealthy and dip-able. And what shut-in would be complete without a cat? Tonight I decided to slip into my snuggie, turn on my single serving Crockette and craft gifts for my fur baby. This only sounds sad because it is. 

Fon-don't For One

Love fondue? Lacking a fondue set? Not to worry, use your Crock Pot! I got this tiny one at an estate sale, which means its previous owner is dead. The Crock-ette is purrfect for dips and sauces, but inadequately feeds one person. This retro recipe cost me less than eight dollars and I didn't have to do anything illegal! Double the recipe and have a game night, hopefully people show up. 

You Will Need the Following: 
5 oz shredded Gruyére cheese
5 oz shredded Swiss cheese 
1 c white wine
2 tbsp corn starch
2 cloves roasted garlic
1/2 t-spoon mustard
a pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
salt & pepper
A baguette in pieces and apples etc (for dipping)

Step 1: Pour wine, mustard and garlic into a heating crock pot. 

Step 2: In a plastic bag, combine cheeses and corn starch. Shake together until starch is sticking to cheese. 

Step 3: When wine is piping hot, begin adding cheese one cup at a time until completely melted. Season and allow cheese to melt for two hours or until sufficiently thickened. Keep warm and serve immediately. (Use skewers to dip, if alone simply use hands). 

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