Jan 21, 2013

Roasting Marshmallows-A Fun Family Tradition

My husband and I like creating family traditions. Hands down my favorite family tradition is driving my kids around to look at Christmas lights while we drink hot chocolate. We do it every year and it is always a great time. Last week it was freezing cold in Las Vegas. It was literally freezing, something that rarely happens where I live. And I got an email announcing a sale on fire pits. Well they say timing is everything and since it was so cold outside, a fire pit sounded like something that would be so cozy and fun for our family.

Roasting Marshmallows
After a lengthy debate over the merits of two different fire pits, we chose this one. I love the design but I wish it was portable like the other one we looked at. Not because I think I'm going to take it anywhere, but for the convenience of putting it away so my kids can't mess with it. Not that my kids would make a mess.

Mark was a little unsure of the fire. This didn't surprise Brett or me at all. He wouldn't roast his marshmallow either so we did it for him. Molly was the first kid to set her marshmallow on fire. She thought it was pretty cool and gobbled it up. I know better, burned marshmallows are not good you really should just throw it out and start all over again.

We had a great time on Saturday breaking in our new fire pit. I see many s'mores and roasted marshmallows in our future. My brother informed me that we have to make s'mores with brownie cookies, a marshmallow, and a Reese's Peanutbutter Cup. He says it will change our lives, we shall see.

It's a big debate in our house, should you burn a marshmallow or slow roast it without any brown marks at all?


  1. Slow roast it with no burn marks at all! One tiny burn mark and the fire gets to eat it.

  2. That looks so fun! I love S'mores and have to wait until summertime before I can enjoy a real, non-baked or cooked inside, s'more!

  3. I like my marshmallow's somewhere in between burnt and slow roasted...a few burnt marks is okay but if it's more then half burnt I'll pass.

  4. Yum, I love roasted marshmallows. Especially when I make s'mores. I like mine burnt.


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