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Tuesday Date Night

June 1, 2011

Yesterday I was at work all afternoon, which was lovely.  I came home to find a tent set up in the living room.  Inside was our airmattress, all the pillows in our house and a very happy two year old and her dad watching basketball.  She thinks her daddy is pretty much the greatest ever.  Me too. We kept the tent up all night, and after she went to bed we snuggled up inside to watch a movie.  Well, after I made a treat.

Oven Roasted Smores

I love s’mores.  Love them.  And I’ve been craving them for weeks, only the near constant rain has ruined all of our plans for building fires outside and going camping.  And after Monday’s rain I just couldn’t take it anymore.  So I had ovenroasted s’mores.  Which is pretty much exactly as it sounds.  Pile a bunch of mini marshmallows (or big ones if you didn’t just use them all up making Rice Krispy Treats) on top of a graham cracker and then pop them under a hot broiler until they get warm and toasty.  Top with a chunk of chocolate and the other side of the cracker and eat standing over the oven…. while the next one cooks.  Tada! Oven Roasted S’mores, no campfire necessary.  (You can also use a microwave to make your marshmallows soft, but they won’t get toasty in there…. which is the whole point, in my opinion.) I just used a parchment lined cookie sheet, and held it right under the heat coils at the top of the oven for a minute.  Wear an oven mit.  It gets hot in there.

Date Night

After several, a few of them, we snuggled up in your living room tent for a western movie. “Camping” has never been so posh. We watched All The Pretty Horses last night, which is heartbreakingly beautiful, and sad.

And s'more.

So sad in fact that I made a few more s’mores.  And then today for lunch I had a few more.  I can easily see this being a yearlong staple at my house. And I think we’ll be setting up our tent quite a few more times to play in.  This morning Creamie wanted to eat her breakfast in there, and when I suggested maybe she should eat her Cheerios sitting at the table, she said “I not eat breakfast today.  Close a zipper at tent please!”  Ha!

Also, I love my Instagram app!  (username pinksuedeshoe if you want to find me.)

10 Comments leave one →
  1. June 1, 2011 1:33 pm

    That’s my kind of camping. 🙂


  2. June 1, 2011 1:46 pm

    How very cute! Much fewer mosquitos (do you have those up there?) and you don’t have to worry about bears or snakes! Also, at a restaurant near me they have this dessert option to have roasted s’mores. They actually have these little gel burners with a purple flame that you can use to toast the marshmallows. I totally would have done it the last time I was there if I hadn’t filled up on bread and pasta. Also, you might check at Bed Bath and Beyond if you have those up there (or online) because I’ve seen a sort of fondue pot sort of s’mores thing. But sounds like your solutions worked great!

  3. Susan Twilley permalink
    June 1, 2011 1:57 pm


  4. June 1, 2011 3:49 pm

    Have you ever tried Nutella in s’mores instead of a Hershey bar? It’ll knock you out of your seat. In a good way. 🙂

  5. June 1, 2011 4:39 pm


    That Creamie is one sassy little girl! Love it!

    xo -E

  6. Kristen permalink
    June 1, 2011 5:34 pm

    Ive got a better indoor s’mores recipe for ya-
    It’s much more work then traditional s’mores, but trust me, its oh so worth it! They do not last long in my house at all 🙂

  7. June 1, 2011 7:11 pm

    those look so stinking good E! 🙂

    (and so cute… all of it… cute girlie, cute hubs, cute snacks). 🙂

  8. June 1, 2011 10:18 pm

    You two are the funnest parents EVER. My children are so deprived.
    Ok, I’m instagrammed now: username Poppyprint. Give me a few days to figure it out!

  9. June 2, 2011 2:36 am

    can I show complete ignorance and ask what is S’mores – is it a brand name of marshmallows ?

  10. June 2, 2011 10:35 am

    I looove indoor camping. Husband hates camping in real life so I resort to indoors in winter. I’ve never thought to put an air mattress in a tent inside but it’s genius. I love your photos! Such a good post – all the elements…food, kiddos, date night even if it’s in…

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