Thursday, April 25, 2013

Versatile

Word of the day:
Versatile.
ver·sa·tile (vûrs-tl, -tl)
adj.
 Having varied uses or serving many functions.
 
We have these little oil candles that get used once a year for our pumpkins on Halloween.
They look like this:
 
 
Turns out they can serve multiple purposes.
 
Like, making desserts:
My fondue stick also comes in handy for these times.
 
 
My husband and I have been making s'mores indoors since the first year we were married.
We went camping for our "Honeymoon" in Yosemite.
Beautiful trip.
Wonderful sights, lots of great hiking and also freezing cold.
Seriously. Freezing. Ass. Cold.
Since it was July, we were slightly unprepared for all that cold.
After thawing out the next morning,
we decided that there was no way we would survive another night and we went home early.
 
BUT, we had all the makings for s'mores.
And the craving for that yummy, gooey, goodness was still strong.
 
So we decided to make "indoor" s'mores.
 
Now, whenever we can't go outside to have a fire (winter, kids, laziness...),
we could still have a good treat.

 
Jalon cleaning up the marshmallow goo I left on the table.
Geez...can't have any fun around here.

 
This is where we differ in our making of the s'mores.
He slowly roasts his marshmallows to a golden brown perfection.
Takes forever.
 
I set mine on fire, let that puppy burn until it crackles, blow it out and done.
It's the 1 minute marshmallow.
That's how it's done.
I like mine crispy on the outside, messy goo in the middle.
Less chances of getting that uncooked ball in the middle that won't mush on a cracker.  

 
He tried.
He did not succeed.


30 comments:

  1. Smores in the winter! Can it get any better than that?

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    1. If there was wine...it might happen =).

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  2. Hahaha, I love his face in the last picture.

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    1. Yeah...he tries to steal my s'mores every time.

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  3. You make me so happy. :) Love the blog and the photos!

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  4. So funny. With creative thinking many things can be versatile.

    Lee
    Blogging from A to Z
    Twitter: @AprilA2Z
    #atozchallenge

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  5. Sounds like fun to me! (I love S'mores!)

    Thanks for visiting my blog, and nice to meet you through the A to Z!

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    1. You too! Thanks for stopping by =)

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  6. You are absolutely correct in your marshmallow burning technique. You have to have that puppy hot so it'll melt the chocolate bar! The delicate light brown marshmallow nugget just doesn't work.

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  7. Very funny! We have roasted marshmallows over our gas burners on the stove but invariably somebody drops a marshmallow onto the burner--yuck!

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    1. Haha! That would probably happen to us too. Our stove is electric so we have to make do with the candle.

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  8. so great! Versatility is the name of the game! I don't know s'mores? I do know marshmallows heated over a fire! Maybe over a candle - I must give that a try. Winter approacheth ...


    Susan Scott's Soul Stuff

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    1. No s'mores? Graham cracker, piece of chocolate and a gooey marshmallow pushed together for a few bites of heaven =).

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  9. YAY for indoor smores! I'm more like your husband and tend to wait for my marshmallows to melt slowly. But The Husband torches his up in his inability to ever be patient. LOL

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    1. Yes! I'm not nearly patient enough to wait for it to be cooked perfectly =).

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  10. Try making marshmallows -- they are yummy and your kids would love them.

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    1. I should! They always look so difficult, but I might give it a shot. Thanks =)

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  11. Haha! I'm not the only one that like to flame my marshmallows! My family is always disgusted when I consume my charred marshmallows. :)

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    1. I like that charcoal taste on the outside. Burnt marshmallows taste the best.

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  12. OOh gooey marshmallows! Yum. I am like your, my hubby takes more care too. Great post and pics :)

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  13. Marshmallows indoors! That is a neat idea ... and using the little lamp, it is like camping anytime. I love camping.

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    1. I love camping too. They were very tasty.

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  14. Love the s'mores photos. Nice blog design too! I've been promising my younger son we'd make s'mores in front of the fire. I'd better do that before summer heat descends!

    Happy A to Z!

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    1. Thanks! We are looking forward to some bonfires this weekend I think. We have 2 trees that were cut down this winter and we want them gone. Time to buy chocolate bars in bulk =).

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