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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Carmello S'mores.

I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day.  By the title of today's post I think you know that my heart was filled with happiness.

After a Nordstrom trip with my sister and Billy (it is a miracle that I walked out of that place without spending a dime especially considering the white ceramic Michael Kors watch was on sale) we started on dinner.

Okay, more like they started on dinner while we.....

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got to work 'testing' the appetizer that I made.  Recipe to come later today, it was heavenly.  And no, it had nothing to do with the twinkies on the counter.  Those are the leftovers from the trip.

Um, it snowed here yesterday, that is why I am wearing a coat.  Luckily it warmed up in time for us to get our barbeque on.

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We used our water cooker (cooked for six hours) to make the steaks and then seared them on the grill.  I think I have reached my iron quota for the next 3 months.

I truly believe that homemade fries are better than restaurant ones.  We used rosemary, garlic and olive oil to season them.

Corn on the cob season deserves a holiday of its own.  It needs to be celebrated especially when cooked on the bbq.

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You can guess what happened next, but first my dream pillow.  Can you imagine waking up on a ginormous marshmallow pillow every morning?  Billy said it wouldn't last 4 minutes in my hands and then I would be left without a pillow but he knows deep down that I would just steal his.

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Oh yes we did.

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I think mine deserves a 10 out of 10.  It takes years of s'mores making, candy consuming and simple physics and equations to make the perfect s'more.

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My BIL needs some practice.

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Never again will I use the 'normal' size marshmallow for s'mores.  Get the ginormous ones that are as big as the graham cracker and you won't regret it.  Next up......peanut butter cup on that sucker.  Just because we are best friends I won't copyright this idea of mine so that you to can enjoy the best thing you will ever eat.

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Don't forget to check out TIPS FOR TUESDAY!!! The winner for the photo-shoot giveaway is announced wahoo!!


Any s'mores tricks/recipes for the perfect s'more?  What other things do you roast?

-At girls camp when I was a teenager, my favorite thing to roast was Starbursts.  I dare you to try it.

Soft, hard, fluffy or flat pillow?

-We have down pillows that are soft and they are almost as good to me as a marshmallow pillow.  During college I slept without a pillow because for a semester at BYU Hawaii I didn't have one and so I just got used to it.

Favorite sides at a BBQ?

-Corn on the cob, watermelon, grilled pineapple and vinegar cole-slaw....not the creamy kind.


At May 31, 2011 at 7:03 AM , Anonymous Paula @ Eat: Watch: Run said...

My new obsession is Peep/Cadbury Egg smores. Oh man, they are SO good.

At May 31, 2011 at 7:08 AM , Anonymous running ricig said...

Those smores look heavenly! We got a fire pit for our patio for Christmas. I really want to fire it up and make a million smores!

I use a big fluffy latex pillow. It's amazing. Mike likes his hard as a rock. I don't know how we ever got married.

At May 31, 2011 at 7:08 AM , Blogger Nicole said...

I just died laughing. Last night I did this same thing with those giant sized marshmallows. I had never seen marshmallows that big in my life, and they blew up to the be size of someone's head when they got hot. I took pictures to share on my blog today, it was too funny and even more funny that you did this with those too!

At May 31, 2011 at 7:12 AM , Anonymous Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) said...

Haha HILARIOUS!! Your family are SUCH a riot!! :D

I've never had a Smore...I'm guessing its an American thing...? But it looks AMAZING and it will happen soon I promise:)

At May 31, 2011 at 7:15 AM , Blogger theAlmostRunner said...

hhahaa those smores are perfect! judging by your blogs posts, you are competing with julia for BEST MEMORIAL DAY EVER!

At May 31, 2011 at 7:16 AM , Anonymous Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet said...

Haha I don't think a marshmallow pillow would work for me, since I'd be hungry ALL the time! And that whole melting thing...LOL

I love making smores with just a smear of PB. It's the most delicious thing in the world!

At May 31, 2011 at 7:18 AM , Anonymous Jan J said...

I love s'mores with symphony bars- yum!

I sleep on a MAGNETIC pillow- took away my migraines!!! Love & take it anywhere I travel.

At May 31, 2011 at 7:23 AM , Anonymous Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn said...

I HAD CORN LAST NIGHT TOO. Omgahhhh so good. Slash I love that grilling picture hahaha they are so hard at work ;) Double slash I love you and miss you why have I been away from bloggies for so long?! I promise I won't go away for that long again...are you coming to the east coast any time this summer cause you should COME VISIT ME!! Also do the Boston Half Marathon on October 8th with meeee <3

At May 31, 2011 at 7:25 AM , Blogger Julia said...

s'mores with chocolate and melted PB and a big marshmallow are the best. Favorite bbq food is definitely corn on the cob and pasta salad too. and dessert. gotta have dessert. brownies, cookies, all of the above...whatever. dessert = key.

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

At May 31, 2011 at 7:34 AM , Blogger MrsQ318 said...

oh man... I haven't had smores... in YEARS!

I was vegan for 4 years until this past fall, which meant no gelatin... but now I'm not (health concerns) and I cannot WAIT to go to the lake, get a good fire going on the grill, and have smores as much as possible this summer when we are stateside! :D

At May 31, 2011 at 7:41 AM , Blogger Melissa said...

um, carmello smores?! AMazing!

Loveee watermelon and corn on the cob!

At May 31, 2011 at 7:51 AM , Anonymous Alaina said...

I love s'mores! I live in an apartment so we just use Fluff. It's awesome. But I can't wait to be able to make a real one!

At May 31, 2011 at 7:57 AM , Blogger Lizzi said...

Wowwww so these pictures set off emergency signals in my brain that said ROAST MARSHMALLOWS NOW!!!!

Sadly, in my little apartment, I don't have a fireplace, a barbeque, or a gas stove. But never fear, I am resourceful!!!

... so here I am at 11:56pm, toasting marshmallows over a sandalwood scented candle.

[for the record sandalwood-infused marshmallows are pretty delicious]

At May 31, 2011 at 8:04 AM , Blogger Britt said...

My family makes s'mores with reeses, try is amazing

At May 31, 2011 at 8:05 AM , Blogger Neon Blonde Runner said...

Homemade french fries are DELICIOUS.

I love any form of potato really.

At May 31, 2011 at 8:32 AM , Blogger Jess said...

It looks like you are having a LOVELY time off of school :) I am slightly jealous!

I just bought gigantic marshmallows and I was made fun of. Now, I know I'm cool, just like you.

At May 31, 2011 at 8:36 AM , Anonymous Andrea (Run. Learn. Repeat.) said...

Have you ever tried Nutella on a smore? SOOO GOOD!

I'm definitely going to try the caramello smore next time!

At May 31, 2011 at 9:12 AM , Blogger Rachelle Wardle said...

ha ha love it! I love smores...and yes I agree, the extra large marshmellows are a must!

I love bbqs and especially corn on the cob and all of the salads. Yum!

Have a great day beautiful girl! It is offically Summer for you and I am jealous. You better come visit me at my boring POE in between basking in the sun, watching tv, and sipping on pink lemonaid. :)

At May 31, 2011 at 9:54 AM , Blogger [Red Sox] Wife said...

lol the only way I can get drew to eat smores is with REese's :) soooo good!!! speaking of which I think I am in charge of treats for this weeks date... thanks for the idea!!!!! XXL marshmellows are thebombdotcom. LOVE YOU and so sorry your vacay got cut short... hopefully the weather will get nice for us ASAP!!! SEE YOU SATURDAY!!! cant wait!!! and of course baby d will be in tow :)

At May 31, 2011 at 9:54 AM , Blogger ATTrio said...

I have tried those big marshmallows before. I didn't love them as much. Too much mallow. I am a graham lover so that is prbly why. I have tried the reeses too and they are too sweet. I just go with 3 pieces of dark chocolate and I am all set.

I love corn on the cob with baked beans, salad and watermelon for sure!

Oh and my pillow, fluffy! My husband's flat.


At May 31, 2011 at 10:18 AM , Blogger Chels said...

I love roasted cherry tomatoes, and Craig and I just tried grilled pineapple on the grill last was AMAZING!!

At May 31, 2011 at 10:24 AM , Blogger Calana said...

I LOVE roasting starbursts!! Also, s'mores with pb cups are the BEST! I'll have to try caramellos!

At May 31, 2011 at 10:37 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is the biggest marshmallow ever - I love it! I hope you got to sleep in and are enjoying your summer break!

At May 31, 2011 at 10:50 AM , Blogger Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said...

Best barbeque sides are corn on the cob and watermelon--so delicious!

I actually really like hard pillow--soft ones are so weird for me.

I love smores, but after the first one, I just stick with marshmallows. I'm really just all about the sweet taste, so I end up eating half the bag of marshmallows. I'll eat them plain while I'm still cooking another one over the fire.

At May 31, 2011 at 10:57 AM , Anonymous Emily @ Sweating Sugar said...

I am so happy that I am finally able to view your pictures from the week at Lake Powell. Looks great and smores are a prefect way to end the weekend.

At May 31, 2011 at 10:58 AM , Anonymous Alyssa @ Life of bLyss said...

uh, WHAT?! HOW did have I never tried a caramel s'more?!

holy canoli. you just made my cookouts so. much. better.

I sometimes go pillow-less when really conk out and sleep on my belly. but other than that, I'll take a medium-sized pillow that's on the flatter side. ;)

At May 31, 2011 at 11:25 AM , Blogger gpersch82 said...

love, love, LOVE your of my fav smore combos---chocolate grahams, chocolate marshmallows and a PB cup...if you get adventurous slather a lil dallop of PB on your graham first--you won't regret it

At May 31, 2011 at 11:51 AM , Blogger Alisa said...

Regular s'more + giant blog of peanut butter = the only way to go!

I also love peeps in a s'more, but those are more exciting to do as indoor s'mores in the microwave. Actually, I just loving microwaving peeps and watching them. I'll probably get cancer from having my face pressed against the microwave.

At May 31, 2011 at 12:18 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think this is a trick, but I like to spread chocolate peanut butter on the graham crackers. Also, my store sells flavored marshmallows. I want to try the brown sugar and chocolate flavors!

At May 31, 2011 at 12:41 PM , Blogger Sara said...

OH. MY. GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You just opened up a whole new world to me. S'more's are already my favorite - I never ever thought of putting something on them other than a Hershey! What is wrong with me!?!?!?!

I thought of you last night, actually - my MIL made Teriyaki steaks on the grill, Waldorf salad with mayonnaise (good, although I have never made it that way) and get this....roasted potatoes with LEMON JUICE AND BASIL AND MINT! HEAVEN on a potato!!

Dude, I literally sat down to dinner and said, "Janae would love this!" They just looked at me blinking. I kept eating. :) I swear I am NOT a creeper!

We had S'Mores for desert and mint iced tea too. AND Cherry Jubilee. You should have been there!!!

At May 31, 2011 at 12:59 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

yuum!!! I loove smores! :D I loove grilled veggies and fruit with a bbq!

At May 31, 2011 at 1:34 PM , Blogger Christina @ The Athletarian said...

I am OBSESSED with MK watches! I actually have the white ceramic one and it is my absolute favourite! If it's one thing you do today, check out my post on Want vs. will see I have a severe addiction to those little timekeepers!

I am totally a soft pillow person... If a pillow can remind you of a marshmallow, you will be sure to have sweet dreams :)

And I love corn on the bbq...and any other grilled veggies. Haven't tried pineapple yet! Sounds delicious!

At May 31, 2011 at 2:11 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Recently I made smores (in the microwave cuz I'm sorta ghetto like that!) using peanut butter and chocolate baking chips instead of just plain chocolate! YUM!!!

At May 31, 2011 at 2:47 PM , Blogger Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Holy mother of all things good and marshmallowy!! I am showing this to Coach...he thinks he teaches S'Mores 101; but you brought it to a whole new level!!

Doesn't food taste better cooked outside!!

At May 31, 2011 at 3:18 PM , Blogger Natalie Cates said...

I love smores!!! We make them with reese's cups, mini snickers, mini twix, basically any small chocolate candy! (Sorry you can't patent your idea since we already do it - hehehe.) We also roasted apples last time we went camping and they were GOOD. I cut them in half, scooped out the core and filled it with butter, cinnamon, and brown sugar, put it back together, wrapped in foil, and tossed it on the edge of the fire. Yummmm.

I use a down pillow, and I love it!

Corn on the cob (grilled), grilled pineapple, watermelon, roasted potatoes and sweet potatoes, and my dad's secret recipe hot slaw.

At May 31, 2011 at 4:36 PM , Anonymous Camilla said...

I have dubbed this the Summer of the S'more, and LOVED this post. God bless whoever came up with the s'more and whoever perfected it with the Reeses cup.

At May 31, 2011 at 5:49 PM , Blogger Wealth is Health said...

Reese's are great in a s'more! My favorite BBQ side is Bush's baked beans, or any kind of baked beans I suppose :)

At May 31, 2011 at 7:31 PM , Blogger Alyssa said...

I bought those marshmallows this weekend for snacks the night before my friend's wedding! Everyone thought they were a joke...I ate like half the bag though. I'm a weirdo with pillows, they have to be super flat and I can only use one. I love grilled veggies so much. Sounds like you had a great Memorial day - I am SO jealous of all your time with family!

At May 31, 2011 at 8:47 PM , Blogger Courtney said...

Ohhh girl, I am a s'mores connoisseur! I have tried so many goodies...
-pb cups (it IS the bomb, you need to do it, STAT)
-crunch bars
-kit kats
-hershey's cookies & cream
-homemade brownies
-a cookie bar (it was incredible)

But here are two of my favorite ways to give my s'mores a finishing touch...ROLL THEM in either,
-rice krispie treats
-Heath bar bits

TRUST ME on this one. You'll LOVE IT! :-D

At June 1, 2011 at 9:22 AM , Anonymous Christina said...

Peanut butter cups are the best in smores.
Also, smear peanut butter on the graham crackers before the marshmallow/chocolate. Amazing. Even more amazing if you use Mounds bars with the peanut butter on the grahams and the marshmallow.

At June 1, 2011 at 5:09 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not a big chocolate fan, but I LOVE marshmallows! I like to switch out the graham crackers and chocolate for the Keelber Fudge stripes cookies. YUM. My big bro likes to use the toasted coconut marshmallows =) p.s. I too am SO excited for corn on the cob season!!

At June 1, 2011 at 10:57 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

pb cups on smores?? YUM! Need to try that ASAP!

At June 3, 2011 at 7:45 AM , Blogger Kurt @ Becoming An Ironman said...

Ok, big marshmallow and a Reese's cup. THAT I might just have to try!

Awesome idea!

At June 3, 2011 at 9:50 PM , Blogger Haley said...

I agree with everyone else. Peanut butter is the perfect companion to a good smore.
And I know i'm weird, but I don't like marshmallows alone.. I actually don't like them unless they're burnt to a crisp. I like to see them on fire for at least 10 seconds while everyone freaks out, haha. Too sweet without the burnt taste, I guess.
Anywayyy, glad you had such a good cookout! :))


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