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August 10th is National S'mores Day

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If 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 HOLIDAY?  

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 little messy.

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 TO CELEBRATE
So, 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!





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