This post about making S’mores memories is sponsored by Honey Maid.
For the past two years, our kids have been at overnight camp over the Fourth of July. They were building memories with their friends who attended while we just enjoyed the quiet house. However, this year we decided to take the kids on the road and drive up to Chicago to celebrate the Fourth of July. the way I did growing up, with family, fireworks and s’mores.
Living away from family has it challenges but during our visits the family gets quality time together. I try to encourage our kids to use their technology sparingly and try to engage their grandparents in things other than the TV. TV is always an easy outlet. Long term memories will not be that long lasting just sitting around watching TV.
During our visit we will be meeting the family at the club for an old fashion 4th of July Picnic and firework party that I experienced growing up. Even though we have grown and our kids are in their less enthusiastic teen and tween years, making these family memories is so important.
However, summer dinners will not be complete without some s’mores on the table. While they don’t have S’mores at the party, we wanted to make them together. We piled up a platter with wholesome Honey Maid Graham Crackers, marshmallows and chocolate bars. My parents don’t have a fire pit so it was fun to see how the kids and grandma would create these S’mores, in the meanwhile laughing and talking.
They first headed outside to try to roast the marshmallows over the grill. They soon decided this would not be the best choice.
So they headed back indoors and piled up their ingredients in tin foil and placed them in the oven to warm up.
Even Papa got involved with this activity by supervising from the sidelines.
Into the oven for a few minutes and out came the most popular childhood food memory, warm s’mores. The marshmallows were too big for this method but the kids nor parents or grandparents did not seem to care.
No matter how things change, what makes us wholesome never will. Honey Maid makes wholesome snacks for every wholesome family.