I’m Fond(ue) of You

This was  program that fulfilled my requirement for diversity/ inclusivity. My apologies for the (very) low quality picture of my flyer.


To make the fondue, I used my crockpot and doubled the recipe that I found online. Here is the link:


I doubled the recipe and put it in the crock pot for about an hour and a half on low instead of an hour. In hindsight, it was more chocolate then we had needed but a single batch probably wouldn’t have been enough. I couldn’t find bittersweet chips so I used additional semi sweet chips and it still worked fine. ¬†I prepped all of the things to dip into fondue ahead of time and put them into ziploc bags so that it would be a quick and easy program setup.

The toppings I used were strawberries, pineapple, red apple, green apple, pound cake, rice krispie treats, mini nilla wafers, pretzels, marshmallows, and Oreos.


For the program aspect, I used a big whiteboard that we already have in our building lounge. Each person took a turn sitting in front of the whiteboard while the rest of us wrote our favorite thing about them or a wonderful strength they possess. I told my residents before we started to keep everything appropriate and to remember that for some people, it’s hard to take the spotlight like this. I think some people needed a reminder that we aren’t writing just observations when we can’t think of anything, so there was a little bit of redirection necessary. Overall, it went really well and residents seemed to be really excited to read their own boards.

Everything on my blog takes place at the University of Maine at Presque Isle. Feel free to contact me with any questions, Alexandra.desruisseaux@maine.edu.


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