Bonfire and Friends

Tonight was our Celebration of Fall Bonfire.

We invited our friends up to the farm and gathered ’round the fire to roast weenies. A good time was had by all.

We started out the night with the kids playing a round of soccer in the light of the setting sun.

Once it had gotten entirely too dark to play soccer I passed out campfire forks and we roasted our hot dogs over the blazing flames. The kids loved it and the adults reminisced about how much better a hot dog tastes when you cook outdoors. We came to the conclusion that it has something to do with the ashes imparting a salty taste to the dog itself. Not to mention that it is just cool to eat a fire roasted weiner.

Once everyone had gorged themselves on hot dogs we moved on to the main event (in my opinion anyway), making s’mores. There were adults in attendance who had never made s’mores before. Those of us who personally knew the joy of gooey marshmallow, melted chocolate, and crunchy almost sweet graham cracker were more than happy to initiate them into the club.

I stopped at one, but oh what a wonderful one it was. Perfectly burned marshmallow (don’t judge, that’s how I like ’em), melted-but-still-solid piece of chocolate, and perfectly portioned graham cracker. It was heaven. It is almost an addictive thing, though. If I had allowed myself a second, it would have led to a third, and a fourth, and I probably wouldn’t have stopped until we ran out of the necessary ingredients.

I love s’mores. As one of our guests pointed out, “anything this good should definitely be illegal”.

Y’all Come Back Now.



November 7, 2009. Home and Garden.

One Comment

  1. Lemonade Makin' Mama replied:

    From one fellow s’more addict to another, I can relate to the having to stop yourself before you eat everything… I do love s’mores!

    Your Christmas card comment just about brought me to tears! I’m so sorry your mother passed away- and so close to the holidays too. That must be such a difficult time for you. And to think that no one missed it when you didn’t send them out! I actually keep thinking that the same thing might happen to me!

    But you’re right… the people that care are probably with you during the holiday time, so they don’t need a card regardless!

    Thanks for sharing your heart!

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