Sometimes a date at home can be more fun that going out. This Fondue Date is a great option for an evening at home focused on each other without distraction.

To make it successful, there are four things you need to think about ahead of time:

  • Adults only. If you have children at home, this date can take place after bedtime or the kids can go to grandma’s or a friend’s home so you can enjoy some quiet in your own home.
  • No distractions. Turn off the television and silence your phones. Feel free to put on some soft romantic or jazz instrumental music.
  • Somewhere special. Don’t have your date at the dinner table where the family usually eats. Spread a blanket on the floor and have a fondue picnic or sit around the coffee table in your living room. Dim the lights, light some candles, and enjoy a quiet, relaxing evening together.
  • Food prep. You can cut up and prepare many of the dipping foods the night before. You can also prepare the cheese and/or chocolate dips the night before and then simply heat them up for your date.

As you enjoy your fondue date, share a few things you are “fond of” about your spouse. Here are a few phrases to get you started:

In the kitchen, I’m fond of _______________________

In the summer, I’m fond of _______________________

In the evenings, I’m fond of ________________________

In bed, I’m fond of ________________________________

During the work day, I’m fond of __________________________

 

Appetizers or Main Dish Foods to dip in a cheese fondue dip:

Lightly steamed broccoli florets           Lightly steamed cauliflower florets           Steamed asparagus pieces

Button mushrooms                                 Boiled baby new potatoes (skin on)          Cherry tomatoes

Summer sausage pieces                         Apples                                                              Cubed French bread

Already cooked cubed stew meat or cubed chicken

 

Desserts to dip in chocolate fondue dip:

Strawberries                                             Pineapple pieces                                            Rice Krispie Treats (cubed)

Angel food cake (cubed)                        Bananas                                                            Maraschino cherries

Raspberries                                              Blackberries                                                     Apricots or Dates

Marshmallows (then roll in graham cracker crumbs for a s’more taste!)

 

Your local grocery store likely has prepared cheese fondue mixes such as this. If you’d prefer, you can make your own! Here are some great recipes and information:

Cheese Fondue

Chocolate Fondue

How to make fondue without a fondue pot.

 

Print out date: Im-Fond-e-u-Date.pdf