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Carter is back in school, a big 1st grader now, and I wanted to surprise him with a special lunch. So instead of his usual peanut butter and jelly, today he gets a fondue lunch! Read on for my fondue lunchbox recipe!
We love fondue at our house. We have a Velata warmer, and I ordered several tubs of cheese last year on Black Friday, so for fondue night all we have to do is buy the dippers!
The kids love it, and so do I! Carter loves it so much he calls it “Carter dinner.”
I thought it would be fun to recreate the fondue experience, lunchbox-style, so after dropping Carter at school, Vanessa and Harrison and I headed to Smart & Final to get the ingredients.
If you live near a Smart & Final, you should definitely stop by and check them out! They stock warehouse-sized items, without requiring a membership fee, and they have some great deals on a lot of items. It’s a perfect one-stop shop for everything you need!
And we needed a lot:
When it comes to fondue, we don’t mess around. The plan was to do french bread, tortilla chips, and cheddar cheese guppies for dipping in the cheese sauce, and bananas, strawberries (not pictured), graham crackers (of the angry variety), and Kookies cereal for chocolate dipping!
Everything just fit. I’ve never bought one of those “20 piece” food storage sets because I thought the little tiny containers were a rip-off, but I could have used them for the sauces!
If you’d like to create your own fondue lunchbox, here is the recipe (with room for lots of customization):
Fondue Lunchbox Recipe
1/4 cup nacho cheese
1/4 cup chocolate syrup
slice of french bread
About a handful of:
cookie cereal pieces
graham cracker pieces
cheddar cheese crackers
1. pour nacho cheese and chocolate syrup into two small containers with lids
2. chop up banana and strawberries, put into a container with graham crackers and cookie cereal
3. put tortilla chips, french bread, and cheddar cheese crackers into another container
4. pack the lunchbox with the containers, a juice box, and plenty of napkins!
And from August 13 until August 26th, Smart & Final is hosting a Back-to-School Sweepstakes on their Facebook page, so make sure to check it out! You could win some big bucks and make this school year just a little sweeter!