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m48ortal
M48ortal  (Level: 251.3 - Posts: 3742)
Sun, 22nd Nov '09 6:48 PM

ROASTING (OR TOASTING) MARSHMALLOWS

I don't want to hi-jack Pepperdoc's "Temptation" thread, so I'll start a new one for my question.

Do you still roast marshmallows over an open fire? If so, do you have a favorite technique?

We've worked outside all weekend mowing the lawn for the last time and shredding and mulching the leaves for compost. It's been so warm that we have dandelions blooming again, and our apple and cherry trees are trying to leaf out. This is Kentucky at Thanksgiving. So of course the weatherman says we'll have snow flurries on Thanksgiving Day. When I put the mower away at dark-thirty, my wife had a fire going in the chiminea, so we roasted some marshmallows and had coffee. These are the days I love.

Hope you weekend has been pleasant (and all missing pets have returned home.)

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.7 - Posts: 2144)
Sun, 22nd Nov '09 8:12 PM

We roast marshmallows at our bonfire in the back yard, while camping, and over our free standing fire pit I bought for the front yard. Personally, I like to light them on fire, let them burn to a crisp, and then stick the whole thing in my mouth. My husband is a slow golden toaster.

f5laur
F5laur  (Level: 31.1 - Posts: 823)
Sun, 22nd Nov '09 8:15 PM

I roast them in my wood burning stove. No bugs!

leaston
Leaston  (Level: 42.6 - Posts: 839)
Sun, 22nd Nov '09 8:34 PM

My husband will save all the falling branches from Ice storms, and the other storms we have .And every year, we have a Halloween party for the grands, and he will make a big fire out of these,that he has saved. And the kids will roast hot dogs, and marshmellows,and make smores . It is a lot of fun, and I enjoy it as much as the kids do.

1mks
1mks  (Level: 210.8 - Posts: 5883)
Sun, 22nd Nov '09 8:34 PM

I will eat them roasted ANY way. I lean toward the slowly cooked golden brown ones though.

donden
Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Sun, 22nd Nov '09 8:44 PM

We use the chiminea also but no more marshmallows since I found out I have the dreaded Type II. Now it's Brats or Italian sausage. We used to have an annual hot dog roast out in our back field every fall when I torch off our burn pile until it got too hard to drag everything out there. My neighbors would come over when they saw the fire and then our Rum & Coke contest would start. Good thing my wife is a very light drinker or I might not have been able to find my way back. Too old for that crap now.

m48ortal
M48ortal  (Level: 251.3 - Posts: 3742)
Sun, 22nd Nov '09 9:47 PM

I used to invite my students over for Halloween. Build a campfire and roast hot dogs and marshmallows, make smoors, etc, and tell ghost stories. We live out in the country so far that our nearest neighbor wouldn't be able to see a bonfire at our place. Ex-students still talk about it when we run into each other. A good campfire and marshmallows make good memories.

Until the flaming marshmallow fight starts.

salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 156.3 - Posts: 5315)
Mon, 23rd Nov '09 12:51 AM

microwave 'em


sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Mon, 23rd Nov '09 12:55 AM

recently got a firepit thingee as a gift. love it! will have to do marshmallows soon.
Really Pat? How long? Like 3 seconds?

zeedee
Zeedee  (Level: 224.7 - Posts: 1088)
Mon, 23rd Nov '09 7:05 AM

My mom does them over the burner on her gas stove. My aunt uses a candle.

salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 156.3 - Posts: 5315)
Mon, 23rd Nov '09 10:05 AM

Takes a little longer than 3 seconds to nuke a marshmallow.

Here's my recipe for s'mores - 1 graham cracker square, put 1 square of chocolate (use only 70% chocolate or more so there's SOME redeeming value to this; I use 83% chocolate), put on 5 or 6 miniature marshmallows on the chocolate, and microwave them for 30 seconds or so, depending on your microwave. Put the other graham cracker square on top. After ruining several tops with drips of chocolate, I have learned to use a napkin or towel under the treat.

I lead a boring life.. It's fun to watch those little marshmallows puff up like mushrooms.

m48ortal
M48ortal  (Level: 251.3 - Posts: 3742)
Mon, 23rd Nov '09 12:56 PM

Try nuking a Peeps chicken or rabbit (or anything) on a paper plate.

pennwoman
Pennwoman  (Level: 155.2 - Posts: 2478)
Mon, 23rd Nov '09 5:28 PM

LOL @ dark thirty, btw!

m48ortal
M48ortal  (Level: 251.3 - Posts: 3742)
Mon, 23rd Nov '09 10:45 PM

Martina, do you mean you don't have dark-thirty in PA? I was a bit surprised in the recent WP on cycles etc. that it wasn't squeezed in between "dusk" and "night." It's the time of day when farmers can come in or turn on the floodlights to work further. It's also the time when the kids have to come in, just before the monsters come out. Actually, it's just one of those expressions that is so fitting that I have to use it from time to time.

salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 156.3 - Posts: 5315)
Tue, 24th Nov '09 2:09 AM

You wouldn't believe what happened to me Monday afternoon, all because of this thread. (It seems so innocent!)

I could write it up and post it here, but I've already posted it to my blog, so if you would like to know what happened to me (with F5laur's help!), go to http://patsthegoodlife.blogspot.com .... I posted several items, so look for the one called Big Bang Afternoon.

Of course, you're more than welcome to read anything that's on there.



f5laur
F5laur  (Level: 31.1 - Posts: 823)
Tue, 24th Nov '09 6:43 PM

This is too funny, Pat! Now I'm laughing at your expence, because you are the one that has to clean up the mess. Do I dare call Pat ever again? LOL

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Tue, 24th Nov '09 6:53 PM

We have noon-thirty and midnight-thirty in Texas.

And you'll never know how hard I had to fight to keep from buying marshmallows, graham crackers, and Hersheys today at the store!

virtus
Virtus  (Level: 161.6 - Posts: 2458)
Tue, 24th Nov '09 8:34 PM

LOL!!!! Pa, I laughed until I cried, honestly. It reminded me of the time our teenage daughter and her friend tried to make milk shakes from mint chocolate chip ice cream. They put it in the blender but didn't latch the top. We were still finding evidence for at least a year. The girls when they saw what was happening just sat down on the floor and laughed hysterically. By the time the action was over we had milk shake on walls/door/ceilings and contents of three rooms. What a mess.

salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 156.3 - Posts: 5315)
Wed, 25th Nov '09 1:08 AM

Oh my, what a waste of mint chocolate-chip ice cream!! I love that stuff. That would be a terrible sticky mess to clean up. At least my mess is confined to one room. See, one can always find blessings in anything!



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