Friday, May 30, 2008

Marshmallow Mateys

Campfire fun in the backyard. The kids got a little carried away with their marshmallows. Sticky fun!

4 comments:

JPB said...

Can't wait to have marshmallow mateys with you all!

Jan said...

Hey, did you get cushions for the swing? Looks like Lucy joins right in. What fun!

Julie said...

Hi my long lost friend!!

Thanks for sending me the info on your blog!! (yes, it's about time!) I'm so glad I can keep up with you a bit that way. Say hello to your hubby for me!

Janine the Bean said...

Looks like fun!

Marshmallow roasting...what an odd tradition.

So, what's your preference on degree of roastedness? I prefer mine just slightly carmellized with a bit of the "raw" marshmallow flavor still present. I eat off the outer layer, then the inner mallow.

Marshmallow roasting...what an odd tradition. Yet there's something about it that's so irresistible.

For those who don't know...

Roasted or toasted marshallows:

"A popular camping or backyard tradition in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the UK is the toasting or roasting of marshmallows over a campfire or other source of an open flame. A marshmallow is placed on the end of a stick or skewer and held over the fire, with care toward safety, until it turns golden brown. This creates a caramelized outer skin with a liquid, melted layer underneath. According to individual preference, the marshmallows are heated to various degrees—from a gentle toasting to burning the outer layer. Either the toasted marshmallow can be eaten whole or the outside layer can be consumed separately and the marshmallow toasted again. S'mores are made by placing the toasted marshmallow atop a slice of chocolate which is placed between two graham crackers. Some companies such as The Hershey Company mass produce prepackaged S'mores."