Sunday, October 19, 2008

"Toasting" Marshmallows

I thought that it would be a nice end to a great day if we let the kids toast some marshmallows last night. They helped me build the fire and then waited for it to burn down enough to have coals.

After a few attempts, Nathan was a pro, but Gracie had a decidedly unique method for getting her marshmallows just right.

Step one: Put marshmallow on clothes hanger.

Step two: Wave marshmallow over the fire for approximately .03 nanoseconds.

Step three: Blow on marshmallow to "cool".

Step four: Eat marshmallow.

I have to say that her technique has the advantage of cutting the toasting time by about 99.9%, so she got the lion's share of sugary goodness. After about the 4th time, I had to get the camera and get some video of the entire process. As expected, the video is remarkably short.


Mocha with Linda said...

Too cute!

luvmy4sons said...

Good times!

Lisa said...

We did that last weekend... I love this time of year.

Jill said...

Love it! What a great mom who makes life so fun and a little sticky. I took some time to catch up on your life, and is fun....I especially love the slideshows. Thanks for being a blogfriend.

Rhonda said...

I love outdoor fires!!! I've always wanted one of those pretty outdoor fireplaces. So much fun and such a great family time.

Good for you!

Crystal said...

How fun & funny!! That video is so cute!

Alana said...

Love toasted marshmallows. We're headed to a fall party soon and I'm looking forward to having one!