Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I'm an official Wisconsinite now

For Valentine's Day we made fondue, as per the norm. But we decided to add the cheese course this year. I looked online for a recipe, and they all called for beer. And all the reviews for those without beer said they added beer and that it was so much better. So...I bought beer. My very first time. We went to the Wal-Mart liquor store first only to find out they don't sell single cans. So then we went to the finest liquor store by our place where they do sell singletons and I purchased one lonely Pabst Blue Ribbon. Top shelf alcohol, baby. Really, it was on the very top shelf in the fridge. For a whopping dollar. The nice Indian man put my can in a brown paper bag and I walked out with shifty eyes, lit a cigarette, and hopped on my Harley. Ok, not really. But it was still really weird. And funny.

Anyway, the fondue was amazing. Truly, it would not have been as good without the devil's brew. We'll definitely be making it again. I actually found myself daydreaming about it while I was driving yesterday. It was a shame we had to pour 8 oz. of the stuff down the drain, but we couldn't justify polishing it off ourselves. :)

Here, make it yourself and see!

1 c. milk
1 c. beer
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp. ground dry mustard
1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
3 Tbsp. flour
6 c. shredded Cheddar cheese

Combine milk, beer, Worcestershire sauce, ground dry mustard, and garlic. Heat on medium heat until almost boiling. Coat cheese with flour. Gradually add cheese and heat until melted. Serve with bread and/or veggies. Really good with green apples, too.

It's super easy and the cheese is sooo smooth. I used Sharp Cheddar, just generic Wal-Mart brand. Nothing fancy. Tasty, tasty.


Jodee Luke said...

Did you bring Summer in with you? That would mean you really are a Wisconsinite. You should have just come to our place...we'll sell it to you by the can!

wackywilsons said...

Summer is hilarious with her clothing adventures...how does she do it in the freezing arctic?

That fondue sounds great...beer and all. What would be even funnier is if you had Summer in your arms and talked about nursing while buying it from the nice Indian man:)

Lara said...

I'd have to wear a wig and glasses.

Yours, Mine, &, Crazy Daisy said...

They have beer without Alcohol. I forgot what it is called. Your posts are a riot!

Nicki said...

LOL. You're a riot Karen. I'm glad to hear that you're now officially a Wisconsinite. Beer and cheese...could you have dipped some brats into your fondue? (: