Saturday, January 23, 2010

Winter Cookout

It was cold, but not too cold. The sun was shining. My boy had a day of school vacation. It was a perfect day for a winter cookout.


We put on our warmest clothes. The boys collected extra dry sticks for the campfire. Sometimes even collecting sticks can be a big adventure.




My friend was the campfire meister. Everyone wanted to help.




We set up camp around our favorite chimney in the park.


We were all very hungry, so we made a skillet of hot beans to eat while we cooked hot dogs.





Then...s'mores! S'mores are a sticky American campfire favorite. You roast a marshmallow and squish it between two layers of graham cracker with a piece of Hershey's chocolate. It all melts together, and ends up all over the children's little mouths and fingers.


The boys chopped ice from the lake to put out the fire.


I can't wait to have another winter cookout!

2 comments:

Phyllis said...

That looks like so much fun. What a great idea! I just may have to do that one day...you have inspired me. Thanks,
Phyllis

softearthart said...

What fun, and great to wrap up and get out into the cold. cheers Marie