Monday, February 11, 2019

Snow Me Your Cheese Say Cheese! Link Up

While I was stuck inside waiting for AAA to get my car towed (they never did) my cousin broke me out to visit the Winter Carnival on Lake Mendota. It smelled like bratwurst and freedom.

From the Winter Carnival: Now that mom has a hood full of snow, "Say Cheese!" kid.

From a New Glarus Oktoberfest Past: One of the few shots without arms and elbows

This will keep you warm, especially if you spill it

Cheese Fondue from the New Glarus Hotel Restaurant

Luckily this cheesy post from Sweet Leisure has a recipe from the New Glarus Hotel because I do not feel like doing anything more today than putting on a kettle and eating Tootsie Rolls. I'm not sure what type of Swiss cheese they use at Oktoberfest but I love the choices in this recipe. The New Glarus Hotel recipe yields four servings so multiply that times what, 2,000 for a vat? Any guesses?

Ingredients
1 and 1/4 c divided Dry White Wine
4 c shredded Appenzeller, Gruyere or Emmentaler
2 T Fresh Lemon Juice
1 tsp finely chopped Garlic
1 tsp chopped Dill
1/2 tsp White Pepper
Pinch Nutmeg
1 T plus 2 tsp Cornstarch
2 T Kirsch
Crusty French bread cut into bite-sized cubes for fondue or Oktoberfest style over a piece of bread with plastic forks and a beer


Directions
Put 1 cup wine in a heavy fondue pot.
Set pot over high heat and bring wine to gentle boil. Reduce heat to simmer.
Gradually stir in cheese. Stir in wine when cheese melts then stir in lemon juice, garlic, dill, pepper and nutmeg.
Combine cornstarch with remaining wine, add to cheese and stir well.
Let cook a few minutes, stirring constantly until fondue is thick and smooth.
Stir in Kirsch and serve immediately with bread for dipping.

A Cheesy thank you to last week's linkers Kristie for her 3 Ingredient Football Cheese Ball and Easy Cheesy Beefaroni and SJ Country Craft's French Onion Soup. And kudos to Shelbee for her cheesy Super Bowl recipes with a bonus cheesy photo at the bottom of her post.

So grab a wedge or wheel to pass while linking up and checking out this week's Say Cheese! Link Up

61 comments:

  1. Wow! LQQKS absolutely freezing :-)

    I would love that fondue I hope you saved me some ;-)

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    1. This was a nice day in the high 30s, Steve. It got colder and has been nothing but snow, snow, snow ever since.

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  2. Now I'm hungry. Thanks for the recipe.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

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    1. Me too, but I'm also feeling pretty cozy on the couch by the fireplace so not really in the mood to make anything else today (I made a tuna casserole for a late lunch).

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  3. I’m glad you got out to enjoy some cheesy yum!

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    1. I made a tuna casserole with lots of cheese today and I've seen Dexter go nuts for it, even when the dish is soaking. Yuk, you guys.

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  4. That sounds so good. There’s a great little restaurant in Eugene that serves fondue the way we used to it, unironically. And with great drinks. We love that place. Next summer I’ll link a picture of us dripping fondue down our chins. Hope it warms up a bit soon for you.

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  5. Unironically, haaaa, there's a place here called The Melting Pot that sounds maddening. I'm guessing it too, is unironic but not very highly recommended. You'd have to serve what, Harvey Wallbangers with fondue? I'd like to hear about your drink menu in Eugene. Unless it's a Swiss or German place and there is a restaurant besides the New Glarus Hotel that I'm hoping to try. It warmed up, got cold again, and snow storm on its way. I got caught in some kind of ice, rain, snow, sleet madness last week. Tonight they are salting on every road (something they haven't done for 50 years) because of the storm. Hey, any room for a Cheesehead down by you?

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    1. The last time I went to Florida in the winter the tracks froze and I ended up spending the night in D.C.

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    1. It's a good Oktoberfest and when the weather is that nice (38˚F) a fun Winterfest.

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  7. I love cheese fondue! But having it in our part of the world where it's hot and sunny isn't quite what I have in mind! My bucket list wish is to have it high up in the mountains where there's snow!

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    1. Cheese was a challenge when I catered and we had so many more events in the summer. I think staying cool (but not too cool) is the answer to most things, especially when it comes to cheese.

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  8. Thanks for the recipe ... I also have Emmental in the fridge ...:))
    Here, the carnival begins on March 3!

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    1. You do, cool! Try to take some photos if you use it, Ella. That sounds fun, what do you expect the weather to be like then? March 3 is my dad's birthday, he would have been 94.

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  9. Wow the fondu looks great. Can nearly smell it.

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    1. You can smell it cooking across the entire town (which isn't very big) and they do a good job of dishing it out for everyone.

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  10. I simply adore cheese fondue. It was one of the most popular dishes when I ran my bistro

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    1. I remember having it decades ago and then at this Oktoberfest. It's such a fun dish unless you're really hungry but there's a restaurant there (in New Glarus) that's supposed to have a really good fondu. I'd like to hear more about your bistro sometime, Keith.

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  11. Fun photos ~ glad you had a good time and yummy cheese fondue too!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Hey Carol and pup, I like their Oktoberfest, good for beer, food and photos.

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  12. I thought you needed some fresh limes to go with what you are drinking with that cheese fondue.... oh wait, nope, guess a Margarita wouldn’t taste too good up there in the frozen Northland. ... oh well, I linked my fresh fruit up anyway. Very cheesy of me I know (as is bragging about good weather...cheesy or worse). Thanks for hosting. And be careful out there.

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    1. I have a cousin who has Margaritas a few times a week no matter the weather and if we're eating ice cream I'm not sure a Margarita is much of a challenge. Although now I really want an aquas frescas, looked them up and wowza, yummity yum yum yum. Did you guys get one? I cancelled my appointments for today, dealt with some caretaker drama in the morning and went back to bed.

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  13. Sorry about the car! The cheesy goodness looks amazing.

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    1. It smells even better Tamar, especially if you've been drinking.

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  14. Thanks for inviting me over, Jeanna! I've added you to my weekly recap linkup list.

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    1. Please keep coming back, Jackie. Your photos are amazing and the more people that get to see them the better. Thank you!

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  15. Man...I am a cheeeese fan, and that looks AMAZING!!
    Thanks for sharing and I hope your car gets fixed soon :)

    - Lisa

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    1. Then you're in the right place, Lisa. It looks and smells better than it tastes I think, but anything free tastes good, especially in the outdoors. It did get fixed because I gave up on AAA after a week of beating my head against the wall and paid out of pocket for a tow.

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  16. Mmm...cheese. Everything tastes better with cheese

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  17. Very nice. Looks like a nice way to keep warm. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful week.

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    1. Oh yeah, it's usually chilly by then, you can see the smoke from the hot cheese hitting the cool air.

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    1. Nothing like a vat of cheese bubbling in the crisp fall air, Suzy.

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  19. What a pain about the car! Cheese fondue on a cold winter's day sounds good. Looks delicious, too!

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    1. I'm just now filling out a claim from AAA but don't expect much. I will say the place I take my car and all the places they recommend are extraordinary though. It wasn't winter quite yet but a snappy, happy, crisp fall day and yes cheese fondu AND incredible apple brats are in order.

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  20. Oops ...I did it again:)))
    Happy birthday in heaven to your dad!!!!

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    1. Yo Brittany, my dad appreciates it. And he's in Irish Heaven so I know that he and my nephew are having a blast.

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  21. Hello, the cheesy recipe sounds delicious. I am glad you were able to visit the winter carnival. Fun photos. Wishing you a happy day!

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    1. I'm thinking this recipe might be better than what they serve the masses and that gives me something to ask about next year. Your emails are so sweet, Eileen.

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    1. I highly recommend the cheese and beer pairing, Colleen and I don't even drink

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  23. Oh my, it looks so good! The carnival looks fun too.

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    1. The carnival was all that much better because the temperature rocketed up to 38 above and they revived the ol' Statue of Liberty in the ice routine.

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    1. It's well into the 20s and sunny today so life is good, Kelleyn.

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  25. I'm glad you were able to get out, Jeanna, though it certainly looks c-c-cold. That second photo is very cool. All that warm steam and lovely cheesiness. I'm nursing a cold so can only imagine myself eating bread dipped in that fondue recipe you posted. But, then, even if I was well, I'd just imagine eating it. Haven't been into cooking for awhile.

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  26. in my year in Germany (long ago) I was introduced to (meat)fondue and we had raw veggies with it. can imagine cheese fondue tastes better with polar weather! thank you for your generosity in sharing. These recipes 😊
    also, thank you much for cheerful T-Shirt you showed for All Seasons!! A m getting back to you on the IPad (sitting at Peets Coffee now) because a big tree fell on our powering, so we're since yesterday without electricity:(
    sorry had to forego on linking to Say Cheese this week because the IPad does not link too well😩

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  27. Looks delicious! Perfect for a wintry day!

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    1. It's a great cold weather crowd pleaser. It reminds me more of fall.

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  28. It's been ages since I've had fondue! Thanks for linking to My Corner of the World!

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    1. It seems like a lot of work without a big pay off, Betty.

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    1. I think the steam makes it look better than it tastes, but it is a fun food (if you don't have to make it).

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  30. That cheese looks yummy. I have never tasted anything like this before :)

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    1. I don't know what all is in the mix but it smelled better than it tasted, still it was free and served quite festively.

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  31. Yum, the warm cheese fondue must have been a blessing against the freezing cold outside. Thanks for linking up this post with us at #OMHGWW and hope to see you next week.

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    1. Hey there, Alice. Your link doesn't lead me to an active blog so I'll keep an eye out for you on OMHG. It was a nice October day and probably not much more than slightly cool but free cheese is always welcome.

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  32. Hi Jeanna, Yay! Who said freedom was cheesy? They were right!I must admit even I may brave a polar vortex for a plate of hot steamy cheesy stuff.

    xx

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