Unofficial End of Summer

It’s Interesting How Labor Day Unofficially Marks The End Of Summer.labor-day

I go by the weather and also the calendar. However, they don’t necessarily coincide in California, but maybe someplace in the world.

Labor Day became a Federal Holiday in 1894 and is observed on the first Monday in September to celebrate the contributions and achievements of American Workers.

It’s a day of backyard bbq’s and eating hot dogs and hamburgers hot off the grill. It gives me the impression of a mini 4th of July. We are always eager to get together with friends and family and have a great bbq meal. It’s a celebrated day off work that everyone enjoys.

However, you celebrate Labor Day, have a good one!

Here’s a video you may enjoy:

It’s good to look into history from time to time to understand why we celebrate certain holidays and what made it happen. Most often such events don’t happen easily. It’s unfortunate that workers had 12-hour days all 7 days of the week and they were barely making enough to provide for their families. Times were tough. It’s good to get a perspective of what was and what is now.

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Still In The Heat Of Summer

August is one of those months without a “holiday,” but it is a big month for many throughout at least North America. There’s going back to school, preparing for the change of season, getting ready for Labor Day — just one last trip to the mountains or a family BBQ.

There may be many of us in the southern regions who are concentrating on keeping cool. Our days may be warm, but our nights cool down nicely.

My thoughts turn to fall and a nice cup of cocoa with family and friends with conversation. Or maybe break out the graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate bars to make a gooey treat.

I’m sure if I put my mind to it, I could come up with 101 variations of making S’Mores. I do wonder where that name came from.

No one has announced that they’re the original creator of S’Mores, but back in 1927, a recipe was published in Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts. Loretta Scott Crew is credited for  what she called “Some Mores.” She evidently made them for the Girl Scouts by the campfire.

I imagine, they were roasting marshmallows when Loretta got the brilliant idea to add the chocolate to a graham cracker with the toasted marshmallow and make a sandwich cookie. Or maybe it was one of the young ladies.

Well, the tradition definitely took off! I don’t know who changed the name to S’Mores, but that has caught on quite nicely.

Then people decided to mess with the recipe, but keep the authentic taste. It can be made with all kinds of chocolate candy mini bars. Roasted marshmallows have remained as have the graham crackers.

I’m sure if you search the net you’ll find someone who gave s’mores a complete makeover. You may have your own variation that you share with your family.

If you haven’t had S’Mores this summer, I suggest you give them a try. Or at least roast/toast some marshmallows.

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