Just Fondue It

Hiiiii 😀 Happy Friday! Anything fun planned for this weekend?

I pretty much disappeared from the earth yesterday (hardly tweeted or facebooked!)- I was under the weather, and so was Bella. I left the house to take her to the vet –she’s much better now- but spent 90% of the day crawled up on the couch watching old episodes of Grey’s Anatomy. Thank you so much for the beautiful anniversary wishes! They definitely made me feel better, along with these gorgeous flowers from the swoon master himself.

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Roses + stargazer lilies, which are making the house smell heavenly

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Gorgeeeeeous.

When he got home from work, I didn’t look like I was going anywhere (still in my jammies), but he said that I’d have to eat dinner anyway and coerced me to go to a late-night Melting Pot dinner.

He’s tricky like that 😉

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We love Melting Pot for an anniversary spot- they even put roses on your table, which you can take home, take a photo of you (we still have one from our first anniversary) and a card. It’s pretty cute.

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We got the usual “Big Night Out” (go big or go home, eh?) with the usual appetizers and a spicy cheese dipping sauce:

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[My fave were the green apples and carrots]

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main course + all the dippers

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We have our cooking strategy down to a science: order extra shrimp instead of the pork, cook the veggies and seafood first (we share the shrimp and lobster), and then I help the Pilot cook the meat (chicken and beef) for him to eat.

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and the *other* main course 🙂

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Dessert!!

The Pilot kept moaning about being full, but I tried to explain to him that sometimes dessert is just something you eat. Not something you necessarily have to be *hungry* for 😉

For our chocolate fondue, we rolled with dark chocolate and peanut butter. In my dreams, I’d like to swim in it with my mouth open. It would burn my skin, but that’s a risk I’d be willing to take 🙂

Since it was a special occasion, they put us in one of the “curtain booths” which has a curtain that closes it off. It was kind of weird to not be able to see any of our neighbors, but I’m pretty sure they could hear us chatting and joking around.

It was a wonderful dinner.. I’m glad he dragged me out of the house for it <3

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Tons on the agenda today! We leave for Philly this afternoon and I haven’t packed a single thing. You know what we say about waiting until the last minute…. [then it only takes a minute]

See ya from the airport!

xoxo

Gina

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77 Comments

  1. Emily on August 19, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    I love anniversaries!! I’ve never been to the melting pot but it seems like they really try to make what you’re celebrating really special!! I love days that you can just lay around in your jammies and watch your favorite tv show. Those days are the best!!

  2. Aria on August 19, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    Love the melting pot! Maybe next year when I have my 1st wedding anniversary (tying the knot on October 8th!) we will go there 🙂 have fun in Philly!! I’m so bummed I couldn’t get a ticket bc I’m so close – only an hour outside Philly & I work in center city during the week. You guys will have a great time – it’s a great city 🙂 Safe travels!!!

  3. Jen @familyfoodfitnessandfun on August 19, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    Very neat resturant! I’ve never seen one like that here. That dessert looks amazing. And I agree…you don’t have to be hungry to enjoy dessert 😉 Happy anniversary!

  4. Conni on August 19, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Fun things planned? I’M MOVING INTO MY COLLEGE DORM FOR THE FIRST TIME!! I can’t wait.

    • Fitnessista on August 19, 2011 at 9:19 pm

      whoo hoo!!! congrats and have fun 🙂

  5. Babs on August 19, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    We always have to ask for more brownies for THE other main course:) Mmmmm
    Sounds like you two had a lovely time!

    B

  6. Anne on August 19, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Love the melting pot! The cheese fondue is my face! They’re so sweet at ours about substitutions ( they have a gluten-free menu too!) you usually have to tell the hostess when making the Rez that it’s s special occasion- snd they take it from there. Glad you had a great night!

    • Fitnessista on August 19, 2011 at 9:18 pm

      they’re AWESOME about substitutions! they gave me a different salad and put the chorizo on the side for the cheese, no problem. it’s awesome

  7. Anne on August 19, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    * is my fave… Not face 🙂

  8. Jessica @ Sushi and Sit-Ups on August 19, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Awwww I love The Melting Pot! My favorite is dipping the apples in the cheese. I’m always full by the main course, but it’s so delicious! What a fun anniversary celebration!

  9. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on August 19, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    What a gorgeous bouquet!

    I’m glad you guys ended up going out to celebrate. I hope all that delicious food made you feel better. 😉

  10. Christa on August 20, 2011 at 9:14 am

    Love the Melting Pot!! It’s a great place for birthdays too. I took my little sister a couple years ago and this year I took my boyfriend for his birthday since he had never been. We had one of those private booths too, but ours didnt have a curtain. He loved it! He’s totally A.D.D, so being able to have all the interaction was great! They took our picture too and gave him a bunch of balloons. Super Duper Cute! 🙂
    Have fun in Philly!!!!

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