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Gravy fountain!

Well, DaisyM started a thread regarding chocolate fountains a couple of months ago, which inspired me to finally try this. My friend's birthday is this week and I knew she would enjoy a special treat when she came over yesterday.

Next week: ranch fountain.

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  1. Genius.
    Have you thought about a cheese sauce fountain?

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    1. re: Paprikaboy

      Costco does have that fabulous white queso dip... oh dear.

      1. re: DuchessNukem

        DuchessNukem, what brand is the queso dip? I don't think I've seen it before at my Costco.

        1. re: gmm

          Leigh Oliver's White Queso, from Tyler, TX. In the refrigerated section just outside the chill room. May not be nationwide.

    2. For anyone who likes the idea more than the reality - gift boxes that look like there is a gravy fountain inside.

        1. I would never be able to separate the Spouse and the Offspring from that infernal device.

          1. That should probably be illegal. :)

            1. Awesome. Why have I not thought of this.

              I'll be trying the gravy fountain out next Thanksgiving, though I may have issues keeping the kids out of it.

              Also Paprikaboy may be onto something here, perhaps a fondue/rarebit fountain could work?

              1. It's probably a great way to keep the gravy from congealing, no matter how you use it. But, what fun to have foods in a ball shape to dip.

                1. Didn't Homer Simpson invent that?

                  1. I keep looking @ the photo, DN. I can think of quite a few people who would be drawn to a gravy foundtain!

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                    1. re: HillJ

                      Including me! Wasn't there a conversation recently about things you'd eat if there would be no adverse health consequences? My answer - that fountain plus a huge mound of potatoes in various forms.

                      1. re: tcamp

                        I'd send that photo to a gravy-making supplier/company...who knows where it could lead!

                        1. re: MGZ

                          Now that's a photo opp :) (jk).

                      2. I think your on to something, Duchess Gravy. . you could go on Shark Tank and pitch your brilliant 'Homer Simpson' idea.

                        Gravy fountain
                        Ranch dressing fountain

                        Screw the pedestrian chocolate fountain...gravy fountain is where its at!

                        ; )

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                        1. re: Beach Chick

                          Or, maybe nacho cheese on one side and chili on the other - like the 7-11 nacho machine, only way better!

                        2. Oh you're good, Duchess. Well played. *bowing down*

                          1. OOHHHH- I would drink it all up- with no potatoes or meat, if necessary!

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                            1. re: macca

                              Or you could just grind up the meat and potatoes nice and fine and run them through the gravy fountain. Add some pureed broccoli and call it a "complete meal fountain."

                              1. re: Isolda

                                Didn't they do something along those lines in Charlie and The Chocolate Factory?

                            2. Fantastic! Nice work, Duchess! What kind of treats went along with it?

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                              1. re: seamunky

                                Cherry toms, snap peas, carrot sticks, green onion straws, and some homemade veggie/bean burgers. I hadn't really planned ahead but my friend is a fan of any goo.

                                And thanks, we had a blast.

                              2. A favorite Erma Brombeck quote: "I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage."

                                1. This is just to funny!! My Husband would love this, except he thinks gravy should be so thick it is its own entrée. By the way has anyone ever tried a Marshmallow fountain?

                                  1. I'm thinking about that poor cockatiel . . . at least with the ranch dressing it wouldn't stain.

                                    I suppose a siracha fountain is out of the question.

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                                    1. re: KaimukiMan

                                      Dang, sriracha fountain would be THE media darling lol. Coarsely strained, would likely work well. Serve with pho vegetables, water chestnut slices and deep-fried ramen bits; or onion wedges, pineapple chunks, and hot dog slices; oh man the possibilities. You'd have to hire security to keep the hipsters at bay.

                                      I do want to mention that this fountain was (and is still) only $9 on Amazon, free shipping for Prime folks. Nothing durable but we already had enough fun that I won't cry if it dies tomorrow.

                                      (That poor bird did crumple my heart a bit... trusting animals will do dumb things, it's our job to make sure they can't.)

                                    2. I thought the Gravy Fountain was in the foothills of the Big Rock Candy Mountain.

                                      1. We actually do this for our catering events, and one of our Trucks has one of those huge built in coffee urns, but instead of Coffee, guess what we put in it? You guessed it. It's a little bit of a pain to clean, but our customers love it. You do need to keep the gravy a little thinner than usual.

                                        1. One of these would be ideal for a Poutine Party!

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                                          1. re: Tripeler

                                            I thought that but then figured that you'd need some kind of curd delivery system to make it viable.
                                            Some kind of mini curd bazooka may be in order!

                                            1. re: Paprikaboy

                                              You can find a large cache of them in the eastern hills of Curdistan.

                                          2. I'm waiting for the gravy attachment for my shower...

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                                            1. I'm not sure if I'd prefer the Italian-American version anymore than this one. At the same time, since that variant would be thicker (due to the diced tomatoes) everyone would need a bib.


                                              1. What kind of fountain did you use? I'm thinking of trying this for my son's party. It's funny that I normally hate the fountain idea but this is a fun idea.

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                                                1. re: chowser

                                                  Nostalgia Electrics, model CFF300. Amazon has now bumped the price to $18, but Walmart still offers online at $9 with free store pickup.

                                                  It's not built for the ages but it's definitely good for a few laughs. :)

                                                  1. re: DuchessNukem

                                                    Thanks. I was looking at the Nostalgia one for $50 but it seemed too much for something we'd likely use only once. I'll look into the cheaper one.

                                                2. I am picturing myself as an old-timey movie bathing beauty leading a team of synchronized swimmers in matching caps as we dive in, kick, flip, and eat.

                                                  1. This may be the sexiest post ever on chowhound!!!

                                                    1. waiting for your review of the gravy fountain event as well as the ranch fountain.

                                                      1. Wonder if that could handle sausage gravy for my biscuits!