I had the privilege of planning a fondue night for our Sunday School class this weekend in honor of Valentine's Day! I was planning it with another friend of mine. Our first thought was - Fondue! But when it got down to the details - we did not know what we got ourselves into. our Sunday School class (young marrieds, although there is a big span of ages/experience) has grown over the last year so much, and it's so exciting - but we had about 30 people signed up to come. (and that isn't everyone in our class)
so that we didn't have a cover charge for people we asked them to bring different things for the fondue. Some brought flavored broth for cooking the meat, some brought cheese, and mostly everyone else brought all stuff to dip in cheese and chocolate fountain.
Richard and I bought the meat and cut it up, seasoned some and marinated some. I made some sauces and bought some sauces so that we weren't eating boiled meat. :) It was a lot of coordinating and details. The biggest thing I was worried about was the meat, keeping it chilled and sanitary. I tried to think through it all -chilling the platters before I put meat on it, not setting too much meat out at a time, keep ice under the platters while it sits there, no cross contamination, and using gloves when handling the meat.
All in all, the food was great! and everyone enjoyed themselves. We learned a lot about all the couples and got to know people! (that's what our goal was since we've grown so much).
Very fun event to plan, but beware before you plan a big fondue night, lots of details. :)
thank you Julie for helping me with games and decorations. Thank you everyone else for helping with the food items. I couldn't have pulled it off without everyone's contributions!