We take you back to not so long ago and also to almost 3 years ago in
Cape Town, South Africa.
There is nothing better than a good old Fondu with friends! The first time that I took Justin to South Africa, we were blessed with a wonderful Christmas-style Fondu by our good friends, Philip and Lanie. I am sure that if we are were ever down south for another Christmas, we would – no doubt – be at Lanie’s house again having a Christmas Fondu with Christmas crackers, hats, jokes, and everything else that you can imagine for a Holiday celebration. It really was a wonderful treat!
2010 Christmas Fondu
2010 Christmas Fondu
Lots of meat ready to be fried up.
In South Africa our friends love to lavish us with dinners – usually in the form of a “braai” (BBQ), but sometimes we might decide to fondu, go for a picnic, or someone will make a delicious home cooked meal. It is most common to eat at home in South Africa, especially amongst our friends and family. Eating out is quite an expensive affair. We have, however, mastered the art of entertaining at home, so for us it is more enjoyable. Justin swears that one day, wherever we buy a house, he will build a “braai room”. I love that he was so impressed by this aspect for our South African culture.
What is a “braai room”?
Basically it is a room in your house that exists almost solely for the purpose of entertaining people. Many South Africans have indoor braai places built into a brick wall. We like to braai so frequently that we don’t want to let something like a little bit of bad weather deter us. In fact, many families have a braai place inside AND outside. We cover all possibilities!
Chicken, Sausage and Beef
A Texan and a South African marry – There is one thing we will NEVER disagree on, and that is our love of meat!! We simply can’t get enough of the stuff, and even when we travel all over the world, we always favor the meat/ bbq restaurants over any of the others out there.
We really had an amazing time with Clinton, Catherine and Tayla earlier this year, just as we did in 2010 with Philip, Leilanie and my brother, David. Looking back at these photos now makes us miss the South Africa culture of socializing, eating, and having a good time – probably more so because we have not eaten in 15 days, haha!
Always a laugh…
We accidentally created a fire on the kitchen counter (*That’s right folks, Don’t try this at home*) but Clinton and Catherine didn’t seem too fazed, so we assumed that this has happened before. Fortunately, we didn’t cause any damage to the kitchen counter, or anything nearby.
We are so thankful for the wonderful fondu’s that our South African friends have provided for us. We can’t think of anything more amazing than seeing all of them, sitting around a big table, having a laugh, and enjoying some good food together!!