Banana s'mores, building a fort, dessert, easy cooking, Family Fun, food, Fort Friday, indoor camping
Happy Fort Friday! The girls got fort making kits for Christmas. These consisted of good clamps, sheets, and head lamps.
These are the clamps. You can get them at Lowe’s (or Home Depot I’m sure). They are strong enough to hold the fort taught (saggy forts are the pits!) but gentle enough to not damage household furniture. 🙂
Today we decided to institute Fort Friday’s. These will take place on a (semi) regular basis and will consist of exploring the best places to make awesome forts in our home. I moved all the furniture out of the way in the dining area and, with Lilly literally cheering for me on the sides, set up this fort:
First the sheets were set in place.But tile floor is awfully cold and hard! So I set down some yoga mats as a nonstick surface:Then I placed an old feather mattress on top of them:All that was left was to get out sleeping bags and camping equipment! When Trinity got home from school the fun continued. We made a fort appropriate dinner of hot dogs with guacamole and chips:Dessert was also fort/camping themed. Banana S’mores:
Slit a banana down the middle and stuff with chocolate chips and marshmallows.Wrap it up in a foil pouch and cook in the oven at 400*F for about 10 minutes until the marshmallows are good and gooey. You can then sprinkle with crushed graham crackers. We forgot to do this but didn’t notice because they were so yummy just the way they were!The girls were so enthralled with the fort that they asked to sleep in it tonight. We were total softies and let them. Against all odds they are both sound asleep!
Karen Gordenier said:
Oh my goodness! This post brought back so many memories of fort making with Rebecca! I think her playroom was a permanent fort for 2 months! How fun!
That’s so fun!! I’m hoping it’s a super fun activity that will help us enjoy or time indoors this winter! 🙂
Ginny S said:
What fun for those girls! Bet momma enjoyed seeing them having fun with it too. This is something they will always remember. I must try the banana s’mores with my grands one day soon. I think they will love that!
I’ll admit I was just about as excited as they were. Have fun trying the s’mores with your grandkids! They’ll love it!
You’re such a fun mom!
Thanks mom! I hope these are the kinds of things they remember. Do you remember eating 29 cent hamburgers on the family room floor in front of a fire on a cold rainy day? It was just the two of us for some reason. I remember roasting marshmallows in the fireplace too. I wish we had a fireplace to do that with the girls! 🙂