Tuesday, December 22, 2009

2nd Annual Progressive Dinner

On Friday night we celebrated Christmas at our 2nd Annual Progressive Dinner with the Reeds and Balduccis! These two couples are very dear to us! I am so thankful for their friendship and to have them in Oxford! We started with appetizers at the Balduccis, progressed to the main course at the Reeds, and last but not least, dessert was at our house. We had chocolate fondue with strawberries, bananas, marshmallows, nutter butters, and poundcake! This dessert was absolutely scrumptious! I will post the recipe below. After a night of eating, I could hardly go to sleep that night I was so stuffed! If you have never hosted a progressive dinner, I highly encourage you to do it! It makes for a very entertaining evening filled with lots of food and fellowship! What a great combination!

Chocolate Fondue

by Tyler Florence


  • 16 ounces chocolate (milk, dark, or semisweet)
  • 1/2 pint whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup caramel topping (I used Mrs. Richardson's, it is the best)
  • 3 tablespoons Torani hazelnut syrup or favorite liqueur (I used Frangelico hazelnut liquer which comes in a very cute bottle)


Place all ingredients in a ceramic fondue pot over low heat. Stir constantly until the mixture is melted and smooth. Do not allow to bubble. Arrange an assortment of bite-sized dipping foods on a lazy Susan around fondue pot. Some suggestions are strawberries, bananas, apples, grapes, cherries, pound cake, marshmallows, raisins and shelled nuts. Spear with fondue forks or wooden skewers, dip, swirl and enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Sooooo fun and Sooooo happy y'all could hang! We love each of you dearly!!