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Saturday, August 30, 2014

National Marshmellow Toasting Day

August 30 is National Marshmallow Toasting Day.. Who knew there was a Day for Toasting marshmallows. 

Most people have many memories for sitting around a camp fire and toasting Marshmallows. Taking the time to toast them just right. Or simply setting them on fire and blowing until you can blow no more.

So for one of the last weekends before school starts have a family night that you can (safely and with in the laws of where you live, check to see if there is a fire ban, or if you need a permit etc.) Have a fire in a fire pit, or BBQ.  Make some good family memories and talk about when you were a kid and your memories of toasting marshmallows. You know having to go find the right toasting stick in the woods, just big enough, just green enough and how you were able to use a pocket knife to take off the bark and make it into a point. Now days we can just go a buy toasting sticks at any store that sells camping supplies. Which we do own and we do use.

Enjoy this great day tonight by a campfire or bonfire, toasting a big, soft, sticky and sweet marshmallow, or two, or three, or….. Summer would not be the same without a campfire and this great campfire treat. Summer is short. Summer is good. Let's enjoy it while it is still here. Toast a marshmallow and forget about everything else.

And, don't forget to make a few S'mores.

S'mores Recipe: Ingredients:
  • Chocolate candy bar
  • Honey Graham Crackers
  • Marshmallows
  • Break off a square of Graham cracker
  • Add a piece of Chocolate.
  • Toast a big marshmallow over the campfire.
  • Add the hot marshmallow.
  • Top it with another graham Cracker.
  • Eat , savor and enjoy! 
 The origin of S'mores dates back to the 1920's. It's believed the recipe was created by the Campfire Girls. Girl Scouts soon discovered it, and found it to be chocolatey delicious.  Before long, S'mores became a campfire staple for everyone. S'more folklore suggests that S'mores got its name right by the campfire. After eating one, young kids chanted "gimme some more!"

Take the time and spend time with your family! What a great way to talk about memories, fire safety and listening to the crickets sing at night! 

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