Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Gimme Some More S'mores!

While I grew up in Armenia, I've heard of this American classic childhood treat. I just never tasted it as a kid. But if I did, it would be hands down my favorite food! Mmmmm

Over the weekend, when we were hanging out in a cabin in Big Bear, my cute niece Karina and her boyfriend, Ara (yes, she already has a boyfriend!) thought that we've got to have S'mores.

Traditionally made over a bonfire,  we made it over our own mini-bonfire... a.k.a a fireplace! Well, toasting marshmallows at home is not the best idea but it certainly is possible. We just had to be very careful to keep Alex away from the fire (which he did not mind - he likes keeping himself away from trouble... so far).We also made sure to use a real wood log. It is not a good idea to toast marshmallows over some kind of fake log - who knows what chemicals were used to treat it!
Young and energetic Karine and Ara drove to the nearest market and came back with all the necessary ingredients.

In case you don't know, here's the shopping list:
Graham crackers
Marshmallows (and skewers, of course - using fingers to toast marshmallows is never a good idea!)
Chocolate bar (milk chocolate is more preferable than dark chocolate because it melts better. But since we LOVE dark chocolate, that's what we chose.)

Instructions are easy:
Split the graham cracker into two halves.
On top of one side of the cracker place a chocolate bar square.
Toast the marshmallow.
Now place the marshmallows on the chocolate and put the second half of the graham cracker on top of the marshmallow. Give it a few seconds so the chocolate would melt.
And then I got smarter and sandwiched the chocolate bar between TWO toasted marshmallows. Yes!
Hmm. There is something about fire that attracts us to gather around it, sing songs, talk, laugh, eat S'mores...  What a perfect night! Feel so lucky to be able to spend it with people I love.

Oh, and last but not least ~ there is a National S'mores Day celebrated in the U.S. every August 10th. Who knew? It is always a wonderful idea to celebrate S'mores!

xo, Zuma A.

I posted photos from the trip on Facebook, check them out, leave comments, and like if you like :)) xx


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