So if your guest asks what they can bring, explain the theme of the day and offer up some of the suggestions below.
Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo (Dinner Recipes Page)
Chicken and Sausage Gumbo (follow above recipe - replace shrimp with chicken)
Shrimp Jambalaya (posted 11/20/11 - see Archives)
Kicken Chicken (posted 1/5/12)
Penne Pasta with Sausage and Pink Sauce (posted 12/16/11)
Spicy Beef Teriyaki Stir Fry (posted 1/4/12)
SERVE UP SOME HOMEMADE SOUP:
Cream of Broccoli Soup
Have some skewers on hand and some crusty bread and vegetables for dipping.
A classic fondue starts out with butter and flour to make a roux. Melt butter 1 tbsp. in a sauce pot over medium low heat and add in 1 tbsp. all purpose flour. Keep stirring and cook out the flour taste - about 5 minutes.
Next add in 1 cup of warm white wine (slowly) and keep whisking the mixture until there are no lumps. Add in cubes of cheese a few at a time and keep whisking until the cheese is melted and the mixture is smooth. If you are looking for a balance of flavor I would recommend equal amounts of 3 cheeses - about 8 ounces of each. Make sure the wine you use is one that you would drink - never use one from a grocery store shelf!