Wednesday, August 10, 2011

National S'mores Day!

For our family, S'mores present the fondest of memories.  From the time we were little kids, my family camped.  First, in a tent, then a trailer & then in my parent's dream 5th wheel.  No matter how luxurious the "abode, we spent most of our time outdoors, and never camped where we couldn't have a campfire. 

The campfire was a nightly tradition, which we all loved!  We sang silly songs, listened to my folks tell stories, and of course, ate S'mores!

Now, after all these years, anytime I bite into a warm, gooey, chocolaty S'more, I am transported back to those sweet times!

Since this is National S'mores Day, we're making S'mores tonight, for sure!  Mine may be in the form of a S'mores Martini...

No one is sure who invented S'mores, but it may have been the Girls Scouts.  (I'd like to think so...)According to the National Historic Preservation Center:

"We don't really have a history of how or when some-mores (or S'mores) were invented. Our records show only that they appeared first in our 1927 book Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts. The 1927 recipe for "Some More" calls for "16 graham crackers, 8 bars plain chocolate (any of the good plain brands broken in two), and 16 marshmallows."

Bless them, whoever they are!

For more info & recipes, click these links:

Best S'mores Dessert Recipes

S'moretini Cocktail

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