All through my childhood, my folks always stayed home with us (my dad traveled all year) on New Year's eve -- they started the 'fondue on new year's eve tradition' before I can remember. It was the early seventies, and we made the typical meat-in-boiling-oil fondue. My brother and I have wonderful memories about this, and he's asked me to revive the tradition this year. I cannot, however, imagine having boiling pots of oil on the dining room table with all the kids (his, mine, and his fiance's - nine of them ages 6 - 16!) I think two pots, one cheese and one chocolate will carry on the tradition without burning down the house.
Besides the bread for the cheese fondue, and apples and marshmallows for the chocolate, I would love to hear more suggestions.
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