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#Sundaystills S’More Summer

I’m going to go for the trifecta of challenges here. The stars aligned up or the maybe it was a shooting star that bolstered productivity?

First up it’s summer. I am totally in denial that it’s only vaguely twilight at 4 am. Dusk doesn’t allow as much task or walk time as I wish but I am pretending it’s only because we eat supper so late. Which lead me to the first and second challenges. What’s on your plate in the summer?

Well summer means lake time and that setting demands that there be s’mores!

The many faces of S’Mores

We the kidlets consumed them often (perhaps that’s why bedtime wasn’t the best?) this past week and we had 3 different variations on the classic American/Canadian outdoor summer time dessert. I didn’t even know there could be that many options for this ooey gooey marshmallowy chocolate sandwich.

The newest version (to me) involved waffles cones stuffed with marshmallows and chocolate chips in layers. Then wrapped in foil and carefully rotated on the fire. It takes away from getting the marshmallow just perfectly roasted but one can do that while they wait. The waffle cone is crunchy and it keeps the mess somewhat, well sort of, contained in small hands.

I started this post on Monday. Today is Sunday. What the heck have I been doing? I did have to wait for permission to feature the kidlets but that came quickly. Well that’s the third “challenge” although I am either early or late for it!

I’ve been caught up in a book called Maud by Mary Henley Rudico. The author is professor emerita of English at the University of Guelph. She is the author of Lucy Maud Montgomery: The Gift of Wings, and along with Elizabeth Hillman Waterston has written several books that give an indepth look at the woman behind the Canadian classic Anne of Green Gables. It’s a l o n g book — 2732 pages to be exact. It’s certainly an eye opener and somewhat sad on so many levels. But it’s also an interesting look back at a time period that my grandparents and parents lived through and the “landscape” of Canada at that time.

So there you have it a #Sundaystills on a Sunday (hosted by Terri over at https://secondwindleisure.com/) which always seems like a minor miracle for me. Added bonus that I tied it into the open link for #whatsonyourplatechallenge hosted by Deb https://widowbadass.com/ and Donna at https://retirementreflections.com/. I am sure that my timing is out for the #whatsonyourbookshelfchallenge but hey early is always good! I can link up when it opens.

As to summer I am hanging on for as long as it lasts! Off to the outdoor pool tomorrow for a swim with the grandchildren. Any day in the 30’s is a good pool day and who knows — we just might stop for ice cream at “The” Dairy Queen.

Hope you are enjoying your summer and maybe even a s’more or whatever treat summer means to you.

Bernie

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17 thoughts on “#Sundaystills S’More Summer

  1. A waffle cone s’more is ingenious. I haven’t had a regular s’more in years, but now if I do decide to make one it’s gonna be in a cone. And I’ll send warm gooey thoughts your way!

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    1. I thought it was a brilliant idea. And waffle cones are tastier than Graham crackers. I personally just want the chocolate minus all the trimings! Good to hear from you Ally. Bernie

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  2. I didn’t post this week. I was having issues with my computer and struggling to access my photos. Ugggh. I love a good S’more. The waffle cone idea sounds awesome. Plus you can get more goodness in!

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    1. Kirstin — good to hear from you. I always have computer issues when I read your blog. It just like refuses to let me comment! Ugh for computer issues. Yeah for s’mores and grandchildren time which I see you have also been enjoying. Thanks for stopping by. Bernie

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    1. I seriously have been so caught up in this book. I may still be reading it when the #whatsonyourbookshelfchallenge comes live! I’ve still got over 1000 pages to go. But when I hit PEI in the fall I will be much better versed in the life of Maud than I was previously. Bernie

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  3. I adore s’mores, Bernie! Why I haven’t made any is beyond me. We are supposed to camp next week and this sounds a great incentive to head to the store to get the basic ingredients. Thanks for the nudge. Good job on the challenge triple dip, and really great to see your post!

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    1. If I had not been tied up in gardening ans reading I probably wouldn’t have made the Sunday stills but it worked out. Go for the s’mores — I wouldn’t have them every day but fun while camping.

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  4. Good idea on the s’mores cone Bernie. May have to try that. My marshmallow roasting skills are sub par. Still summer here, but there is a hint of fall in the air. Happy Monday. Allan

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    1. I figured marshmallow roasting would be a skill you had Allan. I like mine literally just warmed and that’s a hard state. Enjoy the last of summer – I know I am! Thanks for being a loyal reader and commentor. Bernie

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