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Monday, July 20, 2009

America is "The Melting Pot"

On our final night in Texas, we decided to go to The Melting Pot. Our daughter, Gabby and hr hubs had been to the one in Charlotte, NC recently and thought the dessert was way better than the food. So.....

We choose to order only dessert. We debated between the large and the small size. Server recommenced we get the small and then order a second batch if that wasn't enough. Wise girl!

Small was more than enough chocolate for one sitting.
She kindly offered to take a picture of us after I took her picture.I wish the part of the table showed where they heat the fondue. It was at the front left corner recessed into the table.

This is the view in front of our table. Wine used for decor.

This is the pot (actually a double boiler type deal sitting over another pot which is on the heat surface.)

You will notice that half the chocolate and half the dippers are gone! I forgot to take pictures until we had snarfed up a lot of the food but this is what the dippers are. The tall cylindrical thing is a marshmallow rolled in cinnamon. There was one rolled in chocolate but it disappeared :).
As the restaurant critic I am (not), I give this experience two stars. The dessert cost $13.00; you could make it at home with some melted chocolate chips (use the microwave) some pecans, a few marshmallows, a couple rice crispy treats, 4 strawberries, a tiny piece of cheese cake and a tiny piece of pound cake.
There you go! But for a special occasion, maybe! (Personally I'd rather have a cake from Cold Stone Creamery).

This is the mall where the restaurant was.....a little Vegas looking don't you think?
We did go into the DSW Shoe Warehouse since I need new running shoes. (Now more than ever with ten pounds to lose.)

How's this for a Texas size shoe store?
I found plenty I liked BUT alas those $69 running shoes wiped out my shoe budget for the year.

As we headed into Hartsville at 6 am Sunday morning....the Lord welcomed us home with this beautiful sun rise :) God is Good....All the Time!

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4 comments:

Gabby said...

Glad you made it home safe! And the sunrise to boot!

The shoe warehouse is where my son exclaimed after three hours of shoe shopping other places and we walked in, "Mom, if you can't find shoes here, there is something wrong with you!".
I left without shoes 1 hour later... He found that amazing.

mary bailey said...

Welcome Home! We're glad to have you back.

Kimberly said...

We've been to the Melting Pot once for a date. We had dinner and enjoyed cooking our own food in the hot "Mojo style" broth. A novelty, for sure.

Glad you are home safely! I am working on a Vegas post!

Gabby said...

Is it just me or has your blogging dropped off since you left paradise?