When the warm weather hits, the first thing the boys ask is, “When can we have a bonfire?” That means it’s time for me to go get our s’mores fixin’s: Hershey’s chocolate candy bars, marshmallows, and graham crackers.The weather has been good off and on here in Minnesota, so when we have a good afternoon or evening, we get the fire going and pull out the extension forks. Of course, we don’t ever do s’mores on our own. The neighbor kids always come over. Somehow our firepit became the place to make s’mores! Works for me.I thought I’d try something different this time and put cooking spray on the extension fork tines. It worked, but the kids were so anxious to keep roasting marshmallows, I couldn’t really keep up. One kid would get their marshmallows ready, then I’d be breaking the Hershey to fit the graham cracker, and by the time I finished with that, the next kid would be ready for their s’more to be made. In the meantime, kid #1 already grabbed marshmallows and had them back on the tines. So, the cooking spray was a good idea, but I need a better system!
The kids grabbed all of our gear for our first s’more cookout of the year and I grabbed the hose. I had just cut down all the weeds that had grown up around the firepit and thought since it was so dry I better water it down as well. I err on the side of caution and leave the hose near the fire for safety reasons.When it comes to boys being boys, my 8 yr old, Doodle, fits the bill. He decided after he’d eaten a couple s’mores that he wanted to burn a couple of marshmallows and then eat one as a s’more. Gah, but ok.This summer, the Hershey Company is encouraging families to create their own S’mores memories with the Say S’mores campaign. Starting June 15, families are invited to capture and share their favorite S’mores moments on the Hershey’s brand Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/hersheys for a chance to win S’mores-themed prizes. The grand-prize is a Canon Rebel Camera, slate marble outdoor firebowl, $250 SnapFish gift card, roasting skewers set and all of the ingredients needed to make S’mores, including Hershey’s Milk Chocolate bars.
Families who visit the Hershey’s brand Facebook page on or after June 15 can download the Say S’mores application to participate in monthly photo contests and receive a $1 coupon good toward the purchase of any two Hershey’s Milk Chocolate bar 6-packs.
I’m so excited to be part of the Hershey’s Say S’mores campaign and will be posting later this summer about a surprise theme involving Hershey’s and S’mores.