With National S’more Day only 4 days away we are searching high and low for delicious ways to celebrate.
Because as much as I love a campfire, sitting around one in early August has absolutely no appeal to me. I knew the best way for us to celebrate was to put a new twist on a classic treat.
There are approximately 4 flavor combos that are guaranteed to win you some major points with me. Pumpkin spice, coconut (no globs of shredded stuff please), lemon or key-lime, and s’more. Today’s post is all about that magical last one and celebrating the holiday, that celebrates it.
Did you know that National S’more day is coming up in less than a week?! My girls have been BEGGING me to make s’mores with them all the summer long and now, thanks to a ” national holiday”, we have the perfect excuse to indulge.
To prepare for the upcoming “big day”, I am teaming up with 11 other bloggers to inspire you with some creative ways to celebrate. From s’more inspired desserts and snacks to exciting twists on the classic treat, you’ll find a little bit of everything.
What is my contribution, you ask?!
The weather this weekend couldn’t have been better. It was the perfect balance of cool but not to cool.
It was finally ideal, perfect fall weather.
The girls had been outside playing in the yard for hours and it was the perfect night to finally get out the fire pit. The girls and I got busy loading up the wood and then we started it with our “secret weapon” Lucky you I am going to let the secret out. A couple years ago my friend Sarah showed me the easiest way to start a fire. It’s quick, easy, works every time and doesn’t’ stink.
There you have it. Simply twist a paper towel, dip one end in the vegetable oil and light the other end on fire.
Like I said, it works every time.
Sunset, fire and my girls. It really doesn’t get much better than this.
They oh so patiently waited for the fire to get going so we could make s’mores.
What would be the point of having a fire if we didn’t have s’mores.
Well, I say patiently. Emily kept licking her piece of chocolate.
Finally we were able to toast the marshmallows.
After s’mores and some trampoline jumping in the dark we headed in for baths and bed time.
I would spend every evening like this if we could. I love being outside around the fire as a family.
This was the perfect start to our weekend.
What would be your perfect fall evening with the family?