"National S’mores Day is an annual event that is celebrated every August 10th. S’mores have been around for a long, long time. The Girl Scouts invented the tasty treat way back in 1927.
For many people, s’mores conjure up memories of youth, camping trips and memorable moments spent around the campfire with loved ones. The ooey gooey goodness of warm chocolate and marshmallows sandwiched between two graham crackers over a cracklin’ campfire. Delish!"
I was reading a post today on Country Pleasures, where I learned that 3 days ago was National S'more Day.
Thanks for bringing this to our notice Sue!
Had I know this day loomed on the horizon, I would have planned for it. As it was, the S'mores Day julibee passed by unnoticed and uncelebrated! ........LOL
Here's a little 'S'more' trivia for today....The Hershey Company produces Hershey's Milk Chocolate bars for 746 million S'mores annually, while 90 million pounds of marshmallows are annually produced! No small amount. We all love the ooey gooey of warm chocolate and marshmallows I'm guessing.
We've tried short cut Smores, using chocolate covered cookies instead of the chocolate bar and graham crackers. Not the same . A first for our family this year, were S'mores made with Resses Peanut butter cups instead of Milk Chocolate bars. They were good, but I would rather eat the peanut butter bar plain, little bite by little bite! But I'm a S'more traditionalist, preferring to use the original 1927 recipe.
Summer time isn't the only time we eat S'mores. We eat em all winter long, standin around the burner of our kitchen stove roasting marshmallows on dinner forks.
You can find all kinds of recipes and variations on Google. And for all of you die hards, here is a S'more promotion/contest for you to enter. (not sure of the deadline)
added wed evening, aug 10th......
My friend Brandi says the toasted coconut and Carmel swirl marshmallows are yummy! So there is another variation...
I love the coconut marshmallows just plain. In fact I don't buy them any more because i just snarf the entire bag down ! We had Carmel popcorn balls at Home evening a couple of Mondays ago, and they were made using the Carmel swirl marshmallows. They were way good... (just a little side note that has nothing what so ever to do with Smores.....).
I would recommend some S'mores this weekend. My personal preference would be to indulge while sitting in camp chairs around the fire pit out in my yard. Yummy Good Times.
AND, did you know, because I didn't, that Webster's Dictionary has add the word 'staycation' to it's pages?
AND AND, tomorrow, August 14th, is National Creamsicle Day? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Popsicle
AND AND AND, Saturday, August 15th is National Lemon Meringue Pie Day? http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Grandmas-Lemon-Meringue-Pie/Detail.aspx