Merry Christmas to all of my readers (all two of you :-) and those just passing through. I hope you have a very nice day spending time with your family and friends and that you don't overindulge :-)
I'm waiting for my husband and teenage daughter to get up so we can open presents. I already opened mine weeks ago (my very wonderful Vaio) so I have no surprises under the tree :-) My joy will be in watching the faces of my daughters reacting to the surprises I have for them.
I also have to wait for breakfast since it's a family tradition to have french toast and bacon Christmas morning. I can't tell you what I'm having for dinner because my dad reads the blog occasionally and I don't want to spoil the surprise but I can tell you that I'll be making cheese fondue. We only have it once a year and it's soooo yummy. It's what I look forward to each year. The last couple years I've forgotten an ingredient. Last year it was the worcestershire sauce, one year it was bread. My poor husband had to go out for all hours looking for an open store to get it which is not easy since everything is closed Christmas. He found the bread at an Italian restaurant and the worcestershire sauce in an Asian market. This year I checked the list of ingredients to make sure I have them all.
Here's the recipe:
2 cups half and half
1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons mustard (I use yellow)
1 clove of garlic halfed
1 1/2 pounds of shredded cheddar cheese (6 cups)
3 tablesppoons of flour
pinch of salt
On low heat combine half and half, worcestershire sauce, mustard, and garlic. Stir until hot but not boiling.
Take out garlic (I chop up my garlic and leave it in), toss cheese and flour in bowl. Stir into the pot. Stir until cheese is melted (we stir until it thickens). Chop up the bread and dunk it into the cheese and enjoy something very yummy. I'm getting hungry just thinking about it.
Here's my favorite Christmas video clip: