Fancy Raclette Dinner

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


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Guys, I love cheese. Seriously, it’s just so delicious.

Tonight, Mal and I spent a lovely evening with family, enjoying wonderful food, wine, and conversation. My cousin, Meeghan, is in town visiting from New Mexico, so we got together for a Raclette dinner. (Our family likes to get together and eat cheese! 😉 )


Raclette is one of my favorite cheese meals ever. I might even enjoy it more than fondue!

To go along with our Raclette cheese, we had red potatoes, onions, Kielbasa, broccoli rabe, and steak tips.



We also had croissants! Croissants + melty cheese = heaven on earth!!!


I drank at least 3 glasses of Chardonnay with dinner. It was one of those nights– lots of laughing and reminiscing! 😉


Speaking of reminiscing, my sister and I remembered that, as kids, we were not “allowed” to drink milk when we ate Raclette for dinner. (The adults worried that the combination of milk + Raclette might give us a stomach ache.) Soda was a treat (not a dinner beverage), so the only options for drinks were water or hot tea. We probably could have asked for juice, but it never occurred to me to ask for OJ with my stinky cheese.

Now that I am older, it’s funny to think about what else my mom said wasn’t “allowed.” Here are a few examples that my sister and I laughed about tonight:

  • Adding ice to your milk (why would you?!?)
  • Naming your children after celebrities or Disney characters
  • Watching Star Trek

(My sister and I have a weird sense of humor! 😉 )

Now-a-days, if my sister and I joke around with my mom about all of the things she told us as kids, her response is always the same: “I never said that!” LOL! Ok, mom! 😆

Cheers!!! :mrgreen:


I ate so much Raclette cheese tonight! It was awesome! :mrgreen:

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I dominated the cheese + croissants. Holy yum!

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For dessert, I baked a batch of my Oatmeal Raisin Bars. They were definitely a hit!


Tomorrow morning, I have a super early dentist appointment followed by my Lose the Dough check-in, a BURN class, and a conference call. Busy Friday ahead!

G’ night!



  1. My mom used to tell my brother and I bed times stories about going to the grocery store. In the story, I would always always beg my mom to get cheese. It is simply the greatest….especially melted.

    It’s nice that you can get together with the fam so easily!

  2. Mmm, I love raclette! I’ve only had it once when I was in France, but it’s a meal that I’ve never forgotten and raved about when I got home! When I move to France this September, I will definitely have to have it again. I wish the raclette makers were less expensive, the only one I’ve seen was like $200!!

  3. Dear Tina, thank you for being awesome. Love, Hannah.

    P.S. You’re completely making me want to pass on my dinner out at a lovely Italian restaurant tonight and instead go home and eat the entire wedge of bleu cheese I have there… 😛

  4. Mmmmm, raclette, DELISH! I’ve like fondue better than raclette, but maybe that’s because I only had it once. It was already not-hot and was hardening, and so it wasn’t very good 🙁 But I do love fondue though! Not usually a big fan of cheese, so I can only have a little bit before it gets too rich…

    The croissants sound like an excellent idea to go with the raclette! Mmmmm… 😀

    Happy Friday! 😀 I’m already half-way through mine. 😉


  5. Wow. It isn’t often that I hear someone is from NM. I grew up in Albuquerque, and it always makes me smile to hear someone is from there for some reason. Your mom sounds exactly like mine! She doesn’t remember anything she used to tell us as kids! Especially any weird stuff! 😉

  6. No Star Trek just seems so random…I like it.

    I think you just upped the ante with the croissants though…I’ve done raclette but never with croissants. Now I’ll be dreaming of it 🙂

  7. That combo of cheese and croissant looks beyond spectacular.

    I love it when parents forbid TV Shows for arbitrary reasons. I wasn’t allowed to watch “Married with Children” because according to my Dad, “I don’t want it to taint your taste!” Not terribly unreasonable, now that I think about it…

  8. My sister and me requested raclette when we went home for our birthday dinner. It’s so yummy. Asparagus (blanched) is very yummy on that btw. We also don’t have croissants, but french baguette that we slice and we ‘toast’ our baguette on the actual grill right beside all our other food.

  9. yum the raclette cheese looks amazing!!! My mom drinks her milk with ice and so do I….so cold and so good!

  10. Is it difficult to put a raclette dinner together? I’m trying to figure out what kitchen ware is being used to melt the cheese, etc. e tc. This looks like something that would be super fun to do with my girlfriends!

  11. Wow, I’ve never heard of Raclette before. I love cheese, though, so I’m sure I’d enjoy it. Oh, and my mother does the same thing when my sister and I bring up something silly from childhood: I did not! Um, yeah ya did mom!

  12. I have never heard of a Racette dinner, but it sounds and looks amazing!! I love cheese, it’s my #2 favorite food, bread being #1 lol. That would be heaven to me. 😀

    I also like ice cubes in my milk; makes it super cold and yummy. hehe


  13. I love remembering things my mom used to say too- I bet when you have kids you’ll say a lot of the same stuff without even realizing it. Sometimes when I am talking to my kindergarten students I am like…oh god, is my mom here or what that me who just said that?

  14. I’ve never heard of raclette. Interesting! Can’t go wrong with cheese.

    I used to put ice cubes in my milk when I was younger. Icy cold and watered down was the only way I could take it. Yech! I haven’t drank milk in years now.

  15. Great post. I really enjoy your blog.Give Star Trek a chance LOL the guy who plays Spock is brilliant and sexy 🙂

  16. ooooooooohhhhhhhhhh cheese and croissants. heaven! I would so love this meal. I am really craving croissants now! I love reminiscing with my family, we laugh so much!

  17. That melty cheese and croissant looked to die for. My mom never had many rules (what can I say I wasn’t a rebel), but she still eats her potato chips with a fork. So, I’m guessing oddities run in the fam.

  18. Sounds like a really fun night! I love getting together with family to eat drink and laugh! I have never had Raclette but I do love me some fondue so I imagine this would be heaven. 😉

    That’s funny about what wasn’t allowed when you were younger. I have to admit I laughed out loud at the not being able to name your kids after Disney characters, haha. We never added ice to milk either…it’s just something you don’t do!! It’s fun laughing over old times.

    Happy Friday!!

  19. And to think the smell of raclette when I visited Zurich as a teenager made me gag. Silly, young me!

    Question, can you attend body pump classes, and the like, at Healthworks without being a member of the gym? I used to go to Healthworks (and miss it dearly) but my wallet doesn’t.

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