Monday, August 29, 2011

Grill Night

A pre-dinner latte.

Cooking: Chicken breasts, purple onions and homegrown tomatos, all with garlic-herb marinade

Eating dinner. She had some chicken (I think) and some corn that Mommy boiled in the kitchen while everything else was on teh grill.


Peeper had a smore-cooking playdate with her cousins at Eena and Papa's house on Saturday, and they sent her home with ingredients for two more. Peeper tells me that they were cooking them in the microwave (which probably means the stove) but there will be none of that for this old Camp Fire Girl. The whole reason I suggested we grill tonight was so that I'd have a fire for marshmallow roasting.

I actually only made the one smore, which I ate.

Peeper wasn't so impressed with the finished product, and Shrike isn't a big fan of marshmallows, so they just shared the other one "raw." Note the Hershey bar in one hand, and marshmallow in the other. Shrike ate the graham cracker.


  1. I think you can make s'mores in the microwave. I have some memory of microwaving marshmallows for something a few years ago. Seems like the marshmallows puffed up like balloons when we heated them. It was pretty cool.

    Oh, and I can't deal with the texture of "raw" marshmallows, but melted with the graham crackers and Hershey bars? Yes please.


  2. Yeah, I think I've done them before. (Ironically, at camp in the staff cabin after a rained-out cookout, I believe.) but if we'd had an oven (did I say "stove?" I meant "oven") we would have done them there. Either way, if they're not toasted over a fire, they're just not the same.

  3. Absolutely!

    I think I've regained the memory of why we did marshmallows in the microwave. I do believe it was during Christmas cookie making one year. I think we put a miniature marshmallow on a Nilla Wafer, microwaved a few seconds, and stuck another Nilla Wafer on top to make a sandwich. Then we dunked them in almond bark. It seems like it turned out to be kinda meh though, instead of being as wonderful as it sounds like it would be, so we never bothered to make it again.



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