Tuesday Date Night
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.
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.
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.
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!
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