I love the idea of this wonderful, interactive food and also love the taste.
However, making fondue sometimes just doesn't seem convenient.
And while there is something to be said about working hard to make a meal and enjoying the fruits of your labor, there is also something to be said about working smart with quick-to-prepare foods that offer less work and great quality.
Usually, quick-to-prepare and great quality don't go hand in hand. But luckily for me and my family, two meals this week fell under this category with much success.
The first, was Voila from Bird's Eye.
Voila comes in the freezer section and is easily and quickly prepared in a skillet.
I tried the Three Cheese Chicken with radiatore pasta, carrots and broccoli. The most important part: my son liked it. The next most important part: my husband and I liked it, too!
The veggies weren't overcooked, the chicken wasn't rubbery or grisly, and the pasta was perfect.
The second meal that I had this week that fell into this category was fondue.
No, you say, fondue that is quick and easy? Yes. It's true.
If you have ever seen this package and wondered if it was any good, here's your answer: YES.
Swiss Knight Fondue is a quality product that is half gruyere and half swiss cheese and tastes so similar to a pot of fondue that I once slaved over that I was shocked the first time I tried it.
I served mine with some kalamata olive bread, some parboiled white potatoes and some blanched broccoli. Dinner with flair in no time flat!
So next time you're looking for a quick meal but don't want to stop at the local burger joint, try some Voila or fondue...you'll be glad you did!