Published November 07, 2012
For your Sweetie
I love this time of year. The weather is still relatively warm during the day but the evenings are becoming a little cooler. Time to pull out the blankets and sit outside with a warm drink and enjoy the late summer air.
Outdoor fireplaces have become a very popular landscaping element. They provide ambiance, warmth and a wonderful place to gather with friends at the end of the day. If you know someone who has one or perhaps is heading out for the long weekend camping this gift idea may be for you.
Many of us remember assembling s”mores by the fire when we were growing up. Who doesn’t like roasted marshmallows, melted chocolate and graham crackers?
This year why not put a few s”more gift boxes together to give as a gift for family and friends?
Next time you find yourself at the grocery store pick up a bag of large marshmallows, a bar of good quality dark chocolate and a box of graham wafer cookies. These are all items that can be stored on your pantry shelves until you require them.
Michaels carries some really nice white boxes that are used for weddings. You can buy them separately and in different sizes. Look for one that has a transparent windowpane and is approximately 5 inches by 4 inches in size.
The marshmallow roasters may be found at many department stores but the nicest ones, in my opinion, are at Restoration Hardware. They are extendable and have wooden handles that rotate manually so you don’t have to keep twisting the whole roaster.
Fill your assembled white box with a dozen or so marshmallows and 6-7 pieces of dark chocolate and graham wafer cookies. Fasten the end and tie on the roaster with a piece of dark brown or black ribbon. Keep the box in a cool, dark place until you are ready to gift them so as to avoid the chocolate becoming too soft.
Remember that campfires are dangerous and that you should never leave a fire unattended at any time. And be sure to check with your local campsite to see if campfires are prohibited before starting any fire.