Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Strings on Salad

Yum.

I love fondue.

I wish I had the patience to make my own fondue.

I’m glad that they make places like The Melting Pot where someone makes it for you.

I got to go to The Melting Pot when I was visiting my parents. Just my Mom and I. No children.

My kids had been driving me up the wall so I got one of these:



No, really I got it because the description sounded tasty. I can’t even remember what it was called. All I knew was that it was in a martini glass. And that it was sweet. I always feel like such a grown up when I’m sipping from a martini glass. I flash back to episodes of Sex and the City too.

We had cheese fondue, and it was spectacular. I still can’t believe Tom doesn’t like fondue.

Then came some salads, and I was a little confused as to what the strings on top of mine were:



Mom thought they were shredded beets or something. Beets frighten me so I didn’t eat much of the strings.

I don’t think I could handle rich people food. Rich people food usually contains weird stuff like beet strings.

The meat course came after that and then came my favorite part:



The chocolate fondue!

Oh gosh, if I ever couldn’t afford all the courses I’d be happy with the chocolate fondue.

I mean, look!



This is the yin and yang chocolate, the one Mom and I usually get. It’s made of white and dark chocolate and yes, you can say, “This is healthy. It has dark chocolate in it. The dark chocolate has such good qualities that it makes the white chocolate have no calories.”

I’m not sure when I’ll get back to The Melting Pot.

But until then, I’ll just think about all the wonderful fondue.

And the weird strings that were on my salad.

41 comments:

  1. My boyfriend took me to the Melting Pot for my birthday!! It was amazing!! I LOVE the ying yang fondue!! I didn't know they had that. If it's a special occasion i'll ask to go again!! =) Fondue rules!!

    Melanie's Randomness

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  2. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Melting Pot. A good friend was a general manager for several years and I got to eat there for free. Terrible habit to get into because she doesn't work there anymore and I still LOVE the Melting Pot.

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  3. I loooove the Melting Pot. So jealous! And yes, dark chocolate totally made that good for you. You practically added 5 years on to your life. For real.

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  4. What's fondue?

    Never had it.

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  5. I think it is a guy thing. I mentioned to Foxy that I wanted to go there for our Anniversary and he looked at me like I had two heads. so I think me and my 16 yr old will go there. She likes fondue.

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  6. I really, really, really, really, really, really want to go to the Melting Pot. The closest one to me is about 2hrs away.... I've heard the meat is a little scary though... But the chocolate and cheese would totally make up for it!

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  7. That drink looks yummy. Everytime you post about the Melting pot I want cheese and chocoalte. LOL I have never been to The Meliting Pot one day when I am back in the land of the USA I will go find one.

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  8. The next time you visit your mom we should try to plan a day to get together. Maybe at a park w/the kids. Or not. We could do the Melting Pot too. :)

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  9. That chocolate yin-yang is THE COOLEST.

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  10. ohhhh we had a melting pot right around the corner and it was AMAZING!! fondue sounds so yummy right now!

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  11. That salad looks really good! I have never been to The Melting Pot, but I'm going to have to find a reason to get there, melted cheese, yum!

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  12. I've never been to The Melting Pot, but I've always ALWAYS wanted to ... especially after reading your posts about it. I mean, melted cheese AND melted chocolate?? Yes please!!

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  13. I think the red strings look delish!

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  14. Those weird strings, Amber, were most likely the most healthful part of your meal. Beets are fabulous food. Some kids won't eat green foods. Possibly yours was the red kind. How about red cabbage? Anyway, it appears you enjoyed your time with Mom to the heights. Hopefully you can again soon. Can I have your beets next go-round?

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  15. Wait, you didn't ask what they were? I'm so curious now!

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  16. I love going there at least once a year! Chocolate fondue is to die for !

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  17. I've never been to The Pot, but I do love melting stuff and eating food on sticks.

    Beets are hateful and I don't know why they'd put such a ridiculous "food" on your salad.

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  18. mmm... I went to The Melting Pot a few years ago in Virginia for my sister's birthday. I want a Melting Pot near me!! Now. Today. And I even know how to make my own fondue.. but I want someone to make it for me. And make a lot!

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  19. Mmmm....a little jealous of that martini right now! I love them, the fruitier the better!

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  20. Lets face facts. If you want to stay healthy and as beautiful as you are now, you have to care for your body. This applies to all your readers.

    To learn about all the great benefits of beets, go here:

    http://www.juicing-for-health.com/beets.

    Just the tip of an iceberg:Nutritional Benefits

    Beets are loaded with vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and C. The greens have a higher content of iron compared to spinach. They are also an excellent source of calcium, magnesium, copper, phosphorus, sodium and iron.

    While the sweet beet root has some of the minerals in its greens to a lesser degree, it is also a remarkable source of choline, folic acid, iodine, manganese, organic sodium, potassium, fiber and carbohydrates in the form of natural digestible sugars.

    Its iron content, though not high, is of the highest and finest quality that makes excellent food that is blood building. This renders it highly effective in treating many ailments caused by our toxic environment and surrounding.

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  21. Sounds SO delicious - I'm completely envious! And I've made my own fondue... it's good, but never as good as the Melting Pot's fondue!

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  22. Ok, now I want to go to the Melting Pot.

    LOVE that place.

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  23. Every time you write about the Melting Pot I drool. I need to get myself there...soon! Great pictures.

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  24. i've never been but i would love that chocolateyness

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  25. I like beets, but you don't see them much in the grocery store.

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  26. yum ohhhhh@

    I want me some of that!!

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  27. The melting pot is like going back to your childhood when we were all allowed to play with our food bc we were kids - til we got in trouble for it, then fun over. But yes, I would also agree with shredded beets.

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  28. I too would have had difficulty ingesting those beet strings- not for me. But the chocolate, now THAT'S another story!

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  29. I just think beets should be illegal.

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  30. Im ashamed to say Ive never been to the Melting Pot!

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  31. Last summer I embarassed the hell out of the BF when we were at a fancy wedding of some of his friends and I asked the waiter what the funny vegetable balls in the main course actually *were*. (Turned out they were fancy baby turnips and mini pumpkins.) I feel no shame whatsoever admitting that I don't know a thing. How else am I supposed to learn?

    And it turned out the other people at the table hadn't known, either, and had been too shy/ashamed/... to ask. I was their hero. ^^

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  32. I too love anything in a martini glass..duh vodka logic..

    I have an old fondue pot and will use it someday. Thanks for the reminder.

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  33. I have never been to the Melting Pot, but I know it's a chain and there is one near me. I've often wanted to go, though. I take it you enjoyed yourself.

    And as for your martini, it looks like a Pomegranate Martini, the only martini I will drink. If you haven't tried one, you're in for a treat!

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  34. It does seem bizarre. I hope you go back to The Melting Pot, taste those strings and tell us what they are.

    LisaDay

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  35. Wow, lots of good info from Sissy the Beet Lady. Also? I was just saying a few hours ago that I had a yen for a cheese and chocolate fondue. HOW WEIRD IS THAT? We don't have a fondue place near us and I haven't had fondue in this century.

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  36. Wow, lots of good info from Sissy the Beet Lady. Also? I was just saying a few hours ago that I had a yen for a cheese and chocolate fondue. HOW WEIRD IS THAT? We don't have a fondue place near us and I haven't had fondue in this century.

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  37. I used to make candy for a living (jealous, aren't you? I actually enjoyed it, but got tired of never having to use my BRAIN, so I got a 'real' job), and one of the things I learned is chocolate is made from cocoa. White chocolate is white because it's had the cocoa removed. And since there's no cocoa in it, it's technically not chocolate. So it's probably technically not bad for you.

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  38. Oh, yay for mother-daughter trips to the Melting Pot. What a wonderful treat! And you look absolutely gorgeous holding up your awesome drink!

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  39. Yummmm. I've heard of the Melting Pot but have never actually been myself yet. It sounds delicious!

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