Saturday, August 2, 2008
National S'mores Day
I was cruising the web about a month ago when I stumbled upon the fact that August 10th is National S'mores Day. I was surprised. I don't know why, since it seems that there is a holiday for almost everything.
Recovering quickly from my stunned state, I became quite delighted by this discovery. I haven't had a s'more in a while and now I had the perfect excuse. I would not let this holiday go by without a proper celebration.
I cruised the web a bit more on the topic of s'mores. It appears that I've been cluelessly munching away on s'mores for years. So before I took another unenlightened bite I read the history behind s'mores.
Not surprising to me at all, is the idea that s'mores were probably started by the girl scouts back in the 1920's. The name coming from the excited requests for 's'more' of the delightful treats.
I also discovered that there is more than one way to stack a s'more. This site has all sorts of recipes for s'more similar treats, and so does this one. From the broiler to the freezer, there's an idea here to assure that you won't be caught s'more-less on August 10th. I even found a vegan version.
With so many tempting options it would be a shame to just pick one. So, I'm contemplating trying a few recipes over the next week leading up to the big day.
I'd be delighted to have some company in this venture. If you have a recipe to share or if you try one of the recipes listed in the links please let me know. I'd love to hear from you.
S'mores Day Sale
And what's a holiday without a sale.
From now through August 10th, I'm offering 25% off the items in my Etsy shop. Please mention the word S'mores in the notes to seller to receive the discount.
Provide me with a favorite S'mores recipe and I'll add free shipping.
Happy S'mores Day!!