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Anniversary Reflections

happy-anniversary-782471_1280My husband and I are celebrating a big anniversary soon. This is an amazing thing to me considering how difficult marriage can be. Not that it has always been easy, we’ve always done well.

To celebrate, we went to a place called The Melting Pot. This was an experience to say the least. I would recommend this restaurant for any occasion.

I’m not sure when fondue was invented, but it was quite popular in the 70’s. We all had memories of eating something out of a fondue pot. I don’t remember my family even owning a fondue pot, but I remember meeting a friend while camping and enjoying theirs. Fondue while camping is an interesting experience.

If you would like to experience fondue at its finest, The Melting Pot is a good place to start.  There are lots of options and we were able to choose our menu ahead of time. The fondue is made right at your table with an induction plate built into each one.

The first course is the cheese fondue with french bread, apples and veggies as dippers. Even my husband enjoyed the spinach and artichoke fondue, which was surprising.

For the second course, each person was given a plate of proteins to cook themselves in the fondue pot filled with broth. Veggies and potatoes were given to round out the meal. Though not strictly vegetarian, I still had many choices. Caleb, our grandson, enjoyed the cheese ravioli, especially when he was able to cook it himself.

Dessert was the best. We had two different chocolates to choose from. One was a turtle (chocolate and caramel with pecans) and the other was a silky dark chocolate. Again, there was a variety of dipping items including bananas, strawberries, brownies and rice crispy treats. Amazing.

Trying something new is one way to keep things interesting in marriage. I believe I am fortunate to have a husband who seldom says no to things like this. I am fortunate for so many different things and I am grateful for the past 15 years. I hope the next 15 are just as good.

Each anniversary has a specific gift assigned to it. Apparently, crystal is the traditional 15th-anniversary gift or watches for a modern one. We have never been traditional so our gift this year was a piece of property. We’ve had fun planning what to do with all the extra space.

We tend to run against the norm in most things. From trying new foods to making our own path, hubby and I have created a marriage that works for us. I think that is the key.