Sunday, August 10, 2014

It's National S'mores Day!

Did you know today is National S'mores Day? My family loves S'mores. They're a staple for our camping trips. Neil is the only one who isn't fond of him. He likes catching marshmallows on fire, but other than eating the chocolate bars, that's about it. The rest of us have fun making them. As you can see from the photo above, even Yoda gets into the sticky festivities.

The Hershey Company has some interesting facts about S'mores. Click here to read more. Apparently, the first recipe for S'mores appeared in the 1927 edition of the Girl Scouts handbooks. My mother-in-law cracks me up every time she says the word. She says it like it's a French word—SaMoreAye—or something like that. I don't think she'll ever grasp the "some more" concept, even though she was a Girl Scout herself. 

Above is a picture of The Marshmallow Man that the boys and I made back in 2010. We modeled him after the character in my book of the same name. This particular guy was made on May 25, 2014. The book was officially released one day later. His icing was still wet when I took his picture, but he was smiling and happy to be inducted to our family. Well ... guess what! The Marshmallow Man is still alive and well. He lives in the wine rack in my kitchen. He is now over FOUR YEARS OLD! This is how he looks today ...

It does make me a little concerned that people eat these foods, and yet, they look untouched four years later. Even so, he looks pretty good for a four-year-old food product! His bowtie broke a long time ago, but the rest of him is still intact really well. He's even still soft in some places. As with all of us as we get older, he does have some wrinkles. But ... he's still smiling and still seems content to be here. 

Now you're probably wondering what The Marshmallow Man has to do with National S'mores Day, but you will just have to read the book to find out! :)

To get more information on The Marshmallow Man, click here.
To buy The Marshmallow Man book, click here.
To watch the trailer for The Marshmallow Man, click here.

1 comment:

  1. Your Marshmallow Man is supercute. I know what you mean about eating something that doesn't perish over for years. My friend has had a McDonalds happy meal in bag on a shelf for two years and it looks the same as it did when she bought it.

    Gross. Good thing your Marshmallow man is cute! ;)