Monday Morning Message | Have S’more!

Happy Monday! How was your weekend? As we head out of another month, it’s awesome to sink into the heart of autumn, isn’t it?

A favorite fall memory-maker is to sit around a campfire with friends talking about random things, sipping hot cocoa (or wine) and roasting marshmallows. Of course, you can’t roast marshmallows without making s’mores!

Thinking about s’mores, my curious mind suddenly had a desire to know when the first s’more appeared and how it came to have that name. As you know, a s’more is a traditional campfire treat consisting of a fire-roasted marshmallow and a layer of chocolate sandwiched between two pieces of graham cracker. S’more is a contraction of the phrase “some more.”

The earliest s’more recipe was published by the Campfire Marshmallows company in the 1920s and was called a “Graham Cracker Sandwich.” In 1927, a recipe for “Some More” was published in Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts in reference to the graham cracker sandwich. The term “s’more” appears in a recipe in a 1938 publication aimed at summer camps. After that, it appears to have adopted the name, which makes sense because if you eat one, you will likely want “some more”! Betty Crocker even published the recipe in her 1957 cookbook.

Something to Think About:

Certain traditions take us back to our childhood. Why do we continue those traditions? Because it’s fun to go back and experience those precious moments but, even more important, we want our children to grow up with those same memories.

Weekly Challenge:

Invite some friends to your home, build a campfire or fire up your fire pit, make s’mores, sip your favorite hot drink, and make memories!

Words of Wisdom:

“The more you love your decisions, the less you need others to love them.” – Unknown

“Don’t make a permanent decision for your temporary emotion.” – Unknown

“Slow down and everything you are chasing will come around and catch you.” – John De Paola

“The biggest communication problem is we do not listen to understand. We listen to reply.” – Zig Ziglar

“Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you’d have preferred to talk.” – Doug Larson

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