One of the best things about hanging around a fire on a family camping trip is roasting s'mores.Actually, roasting s'mores is great, but eating them is infinitely better. Eating s'mores might be the best part of life. For the record, this is what I mean when I say "s'more:" A real s'more is a very simple thing with just three ingredients:
in all the things, the supreme excellence is simplicity. - Henry Wadsworth LongfellowYou make a s'more by shoving a marshmallow on a stick, then holding the stick over a fire until the marshmallow toasts or bursts into gooey flames. (That part is a matter of taste, though people's preferences in toasted marshmallows probably reveals something about their psychology. For the record, I like mine burnt.)
Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. - Antoine de Saint-ExupéryHere's what a s'more isn't:
"Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated." - Confucious (supposedly)It's difficult to say if this movement to ruin s'mores was started by the people, or by fancypants food bloggers. Either way - it's time to lay this thing to rest. A s'more isn't made with Nutella, or marshmallow Fluff, or chocolate covered graham crackers, or premium dark chocolate, or strawberries, or dulce de leche. Don't get me wrong: all of these additions sound absolutely delicious. But a s'more they do not make.
Simplicity is the essence of happiness. - Cedric Bledsoe
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