Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Little Shmoo's Top Five Countdown #4

Now if this were my top five, I think this one would be #1. I'm thrilled with how a thermos of Lunch Box Fondue makes eating fresh fruits & vegetables so much fun. Shmoo loves getting those veggies on his fork and dipping them in hot, cheesy fondue.

The veggies are a selection of all his favorite dippers: new potatoes, carrots, Brussels sprouts, and yellow wax beans. The lidded container (barely) holds an apple mixed with chunks of fresh pineapple.

Verdict: One lonely carrot was left rattling around the lunch box. 5 stars for Number 4.

25 comments:

Kim said...

I have been wanting to try your recipe out for awhile and since it made your top 5, I definitely will. Thanks.

Catherine said...

Jennifer, someone may have mentioned this before, but have you ever seen those really long forks with the telescoping handles? Makes me think of a lunchbox-sized, expanding fondue fork! Worth investigating for next year?

Abby said...

I love the countdown idea! I'm very impressed that Shmoo will eat yellow wax beans, they are my least favorite bean.

Well, I made the Vegan Loaf for my family tonight. It was a huge success! I won't list all of the ingredients, but I did season it with oregano, cumin, garlic, salt, pepper, and I used cilantro instead of parsley.
Very yummy!

Jane M said...

Yummmmm...I remember the post when you first made it for his lunch! He was really thrilled to get fondue for lunch!

dandilion said...

*drools* I love fondue.. and those brussel sprouts are perfect.. mmmm..

dizzymisslizzy said...

That looks amazing, I love the idea of a countdown.
And I just thought you might want to know...I copycatted some of your lunches and brought them to school, and now one of my close friends is seriously considering going vegetarian. You are definitely making a difference and furthering a cause you care about.
Also...when does the cookbook come out?

funwithyourfood said...

Wow this is a GREAT recipe. I don't think i would have ever thought of anything like this. WOW

Teddy

harlemgrrl said...

cheesylicious!

tatiana said...

Mmm. Will you be posting anything over the summer break?

LadyRachelLynn said...

Awesome! I still have yet to try that fondue. DH has mentioned it a few times, guess I'll have to do it.

EatPeacePlease said...

I've been meaning to try this. Thanks for the reminder.

Ma May said...

Oh Jennifer, can't wait to see that book! Thanks for being such a great role model for all us moms and gramas out here working to do right by our little vegans.

TeaPriestess said...

I'm so glad this made it to Shmoo's top 5 list! I've had it a couple of times since you posted the recipe and have used it to make mac n cheese a few times too! Absolutely delicious each time! Now I have to discover if it freezes well or split the recipe.
BTW: email me when you get closer to putting out the book as I'd like to tweak the napkin making tutorial a bit.

OshinkoTickle said...

I am betting the soba noodles will make another appearance this week!! :-)

Michelle said...

Wow, you've made so many wonderful lunchboxes I'm impressed little Shmoo is able to have a top five. I don't know if I could narrow it down.

I will miss the blog over the summer. Have a great summer :)

Mama C-ta said...

I was just given your link b/c I had posted asking for food ideas for my 10 month old. We aren't vegan (or even vegetarian) but we have some food allergy issues w/him and were looking for healthy dairy/egg free food ideas. Your site is a great resource and who knows, we just may become a vegan family b/c of it!

cindylou said...

What an awesome idea. Who says that vegans can't have "fancy" food. Oh, my mother said that. This is awesome. Thank you for the great recipe for lunchbox fondue.

Carole said...

Now see all you have to do is make the fondue with the flautas! Dip those yummy flautas in the fondue and ... Well I think I know what I'm making for dinner!

Jennifershmoo said...

>>I'm very impressed that Shmoo will eat yellow wax beans, they are my least favorite bean.

He even likes Italian broad beans, which used to make me shudder when I was a kid.

>>I am betting the soba noodles will make another appearance this week!! :-)

Hmmm, you think? ;-)

Crystal & Ryan - Café Cyan said...

Sad lonely carrot! When I was younger, I could never leave 1 of anything...they always had to have a "friend". Don't know why, but I was kinda obsessive about it, even with popcorn.

Looks like a fun lunch!

-Crystal

KaiVegan said...

This would have to be my favorite, too!

maria_bodoh said...

Nice looking fondue!

Oh yes, I bet zaru soba is #1.

reed said...

I never thought my kids would eat fondue since they've never had cheese and never liked vegan "cheese". I tried this the first time you posted it and they loved it. Thanks so much for a great inspirational website.
Reed

cheryl said...

hi jennifer!
thanks for a great site :) i have a question about the fondue- could it be made in advance say after dinner or for dinner and the leftovers reheated the next morning to be put in a thermos for lunch?

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