Roasting and Toasting with S’mores a Hot Toddy and the Space Station


Everything tastes better in the great outdoors…especially s’mores!

This fall, our family started a Sunday night tradition of roasting marshmallows and looking for the Space Station. So far, we’ve been lucky to have clear Texas night skies and being able to spot the Space Station…even if it’s only for a few minutes.

My son asks, “Can they see us? Who’s in it? And then shouts at the top of his lungs, “HI RUSSIANS!!”


The kids hunt for skinny branches while my husband and I sip a hot toddy then we sit in front of our fire pit toasting our marshmallows and staring at the night sky and watching for the Space Station. We will have sticky fingers and cheeks and our clothes will smell like smoke but it’s all worth the sweet memories being made.

S’mores remind me of my fourth grade Girl Scout camp. Amazingly, the first appearance of a recipe in print was in a 1927 Girl Scout handbook.

This dessert can’t get much simpler…a roasted marshmallow and a layer of chocolate sandwiched between two pieces of graham crackers. Those Girl Scouts knew what they were doing!

The ideal nighttime snack deserves an equally cozy drink…the Hot Toddy! A classic cold weather drink that was invented in Scotland in the 1700’s. It’s the drink the cold weather beckons you to enjoy at home…or in your backyard by a fire pit and bundled up in several sweaters and a blanket.

A hot toddy with s’mores is the perfect marriage…especially now that the weather has turned cold. Happy roasting, toasting and watching the Space Station approaching!


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