Today's meal is a little embarrassing though.
It started off innocently enough. Amy noticed the picture of chocolate fondue on the side of the fondue set box and was very interested and googly eyed that people would dip things in melted chocolate. Oooooooo- can we do that??
Why not, hey? So we went to the supermarket and bought sinful amounts of chocolate and cream and then some strawberries and marshmallows and castella pieces and we had bananas and kiwifruit and apple at home already and Amy made a beautiful display:
And then we melted the chocolate in the cream and Amy was horrified at how much there was- "too much chocolate mummy!!" even though it was a third of the original US recipe!
We set up the burners and the fondue pot:
(soft focus effect courtesy of freezing cold Nagano winter and camera lens)
And that's when it got downright shameful! I pulled out the healthy veggie soup and brown rice I was planning for a light, pre-fondue first course.
That's right, all three of them thought we would have just chocolate fondue for dinner.
I know K has various thoughts on the comparative lack of health benefits of Western food but really- did he honestly think chocolate fondue was a meal and not a dessert?
So, I had my veggie soup and rice and they started straight in on the chocolate fondue.
Hey, it's the holidays!
And so we ended Fukase Family Festive Feasts Week with a true gala performance- chocolate fondue for dinner.
And astonishingly both girls retired before the chocolate ran out. There really is such thing as too much chocolate, huh?