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August 10th is National S'mores Day
you're looking for something to do today then get ready for some
sugar-filled, gooey goodness because it's National S'mores Day!
If you can manage to eat only one of these then my hat is off to
you and there s'more for the rest of us! Let's get right into
celebrating National S'mores Day!
WHY IS THIS A
Well, think about it... How many of you have sat around a fire
within the last couple of weeks? Now, how many of you roasted
marshmallows when you sat around that fire? I would imagine that a good
percentage of people, just out of habit alone, have marshmallows on
their mind when they sit around a fire. But then when you combine the
puffed up sugar with chocolate and the crunch of a graham cracker then
you're going to please even more taste buds! It's the perfect time of
year and tons of people love s'mores, so that's why we celebrate them
today. So what is a s'more? Well, first off it's called a s'more
because someone smashed the two words "some" and "more" together
because these things are so good that people are going to want some
more. And it's simple to make one... All you need to do is roast a
marshmallow until it's nice and melted on the inside and golden on the
outside. Then you put a piece of chocolate on a graham cracker, put the
marshmallow on top and then top that with another graham cracker.
Squeeze it together and then slide it off your marshmallow roasting
stick and you're good to go! The heat from the marshmallow will melt
the chocolate and make for a delicious blend of flavors, which can be a
But this treat appears to have been made first by
Loretta Scott Crew, who made them for a bunch of Girl Scouts around a
campfire. Because the first time a recipe for s'mores ever popped up
was in the 1927 publication of Tramping and Trailing with the Girl
Scouts. They were called Some Mores at first, but the words just
blended together so well that s'mores eventually became what they were
known as. Ready for some more?
how can you celebrate today? Well, if you're not one for
campfires and the outdoors then you can always get your own little
indoor, s'mores making kit. In fact, some restaurants will hook you up
with a little burner deal so you can roast marshmallows after a meal
and make some s'mores for dessert. It's pretty handy, a lot less messy
and the bugs will leave you alone ;). But if you're all about a
true s'mores experience then plan on heading outside today or tonight.
Invite a bunch of people over, tell them to bring supplies and get
ready for a good time. Have metal skewers ready or sharpen up some
sticks, stock up on chocolate, marshmallows and graham crackers too and
you're ready to go. Well, that is after you get a good fire going! It
should be a nice, relaxing celebration as long as the smoke will stop
following you, right? But since it is a celebration then why
don't you expand your horizons a little? Think of all the different
types of chocolate bars there are out there... there's a lot, isn't
there? And there are even different varieties of marshmallows and
graham crackers too. Think of all the different flavor combinations you
could come up with! How does white chocolate and a chocolate
marshmallow on a cinnamon graham cracker sound? Have a great day
and don't make too big of a mess!