The word "fondue" has certain connotations, among them cheerful post-skiing Alpine dinners and mustard-toned pots from the 1970s. You might think, because that's what we've all been led to believe, that fondue is for fancy people. You need to have tiny forks and maybe a Swiss cookbook to do it, right?
I grew up in the Jello era, when colorful fruity molds graced most holiday buffet tables, when tomato aspic was still a thing that was offered regularly as an appetizer on the menu of the social club my grandparents belonged to, and when a bowl of flavored jiggle was in our home fridge eight days out of ten. I remember when Sugar-Free Jello hit the market, that magical 10 calorie a serving guilt-free wobble, and suddenly our family jello consumption increased tenfold.
Holiday season brings with it joy, cheer, and, let's face it, a drink or two too many. Between office parties, family gatherings, going out with friends, and just toasting the holidays at home alone (hey, no judgment), it's easy to overdo it in the alcohol department and wake up the next day with a monumental headache. And if you are no longer in your 20s (welcome to the club), you may realize that an Advil and a good breakfast isn't the perfect cure anymore.