|Alexa Lemley. Photo by the iFarmer.|
In my perfect world we would have celebrated with some of the hand-made marshmallows from Alexa Lemley's company.
But since the 235-mile trek to Columbus, Ind., wasn't in the cards, I settled with a bag of Campfires, a box of graham crackers and a pack of Hershey bars for the folks at the office. I threw in one of my favorite twists on the s'more - a bag of York Peppermint Pattie's to substitute for the plain chocolate. It's a refreshingly minty alternative worth trying.
Then...today...we learned that Alexa and her specialty marshmallows would be in our backyard at Oak Park's new Mid-Week Market.
I had some errands to run, but Sim picked up the kids and went right over - catching up with Alexa and leaving with sacks of handmade marshmallow treats.
The kids opted for chocolate chip marshmallows. For me? I got the maple-bacon-praline marshmallow bricks. Fantastic mix of sweet, salty and, well, everybody's favorite - bacon. They were too rich for me to eat more than one in a single sitting.
I may have to try them roasted and served with chocolate & graham crackers, just like the Girl Scouts supposedly did in the 1920s when the treat was invented.
As for the origin of the name s'more, I've not seen a definitive explanation. But one plausible theory is this: When the Scouts first made the treat, they screamed "Gimme some more, s'more, s'more!"