National S'mores Week

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Yeah, I know. Martha, Martha, Martha. But you have to admit., the stars on the sticks are brilliant. 
If you are soaking up the last fair eves of summer and celebrating under the stars by a campfire then it is prerequisite to have along marshmallows, grahams, and chocolate for S'mores. National S'mores Day was August 10th but since it landed on Wednesday and you may not be able to get out to celebrate until the weekend I extended it (unofficially) to National S'mores Week. 

About S'mores. Who came up with this idea anyhow? It is not clearly documented. From what I gather, the first printed recipe appeared in a Girl Scout booklet in 1927 and was titled "Some Mores" . My guess is that it is no coincidence that the Moon Pie, invented in 1919, likely influenced the homemade camp style version of the chocolate, graham crackers and marshmallow layer treat. 

For more on the history of the Moon Pie click here. 

A couple of S'more tips ala Martha 

1) Soak the sticks 
2) Plan ahead and bring chocolate dipped grahams. 
3) Make your own marshmallows click here for a recipe.

No, Bon Fortune will not carry Moon Pies. But we do love em along with their very close relative the S'more. 

Happy camping! 

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