Super Mustard Cheese Fondue
We had another evening of When Do I Get A Brownie? last night, complete with much hilarity, brownies, ice cream, and other snacks. One such snack I shall call "Super Mustard Cheese Fondue." We had some leftover bread from lunch with our small group yesterday and we had cheese, of course, so I decided that cheese fondue sounded excellent. I proceeded to search the internet for cheese fondue recipes, became impatient with finding a recipe for which we actually had everything, and decided to make up my own based very loosely on multiple recipes (big surprise--Rebekah's not following a recipe!). So I threw some cream cheese (probably about 3 ounces), some grated cheddar cheese (about 1 cup), some whole milk (we had whole milk because we were going to make ice cream to go on top of the brownies; I'm not even sure I want to attempt to give an amount--maybe 1/4-1/3 cup?), some white wine (could've been around two tablespoons), and some dry mustard powder (1 tsp? 1.5 tsps? hard to say) into the Little Dipper, covered it, and plugged it in. A little later I stirred it, added more cheddar--whatever amount fit, and mentioned to Ryan that some recipes I saw called for Worchestershire sauce. We are now the proud owners of a bottle of Worchestershire sauce which we have used precisely once (aha! I can give a definitive measurement in this post. Don't worry, there won't be any more) since purchasing it at least a month ago, so Ryan said that it could give the fondue a mysterious nutty flavor--sufficient encouragement for me to add some (3-4 dashes). Then I put the lid back on and let it all melt together, stirring occasionally--the stirring was more so I could taste it than because it was necessary. I cut the bread up into cubes and also cut some red pepper slices and carrot sticks for dippers. It was apparently a good fondue if you like mustard (or even if you only slightly like mustard), but I thought it was disgusting. Everybody else liked it, though, so I thought I should probably record this for all the mustard lovers out there. Personally, I love cheese. I was sorely disappointed.