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Roasted marshmallows for breakfast was so absurdly fun that we decided it needed an encore. This year we moved our new tradition into late summer to avoid the frigid temperatures that shortened our riverside bonfire last fall. (You can read about that here): https://sarahsjoys.com/2012/10/06/roasted-marshmallows-breakfast-of-champions/

We have just a couple of rules: No major planning ahead of time. Okay, that’s the only rule. We don’t pack the car, prep food, or even set the coffee maker the day before. We get up, throw the girls in the car, make a quick stop for food supplies, firewood, coffee and cocoa, and head into the canyon. This year Andy quipped “We should have hot dogs with our roasted marshmallows this year.” That did not sound appetizing but as I found myself in charge of finding food (while Andy grabbed any non-food essentials), I decided some protein would be nice. Maple turkey sausage sounded like it would taste delicious cooked over an open fire.

Now…I’m a sweet and salty kind of girl. On the very rare occasion that I eat breakfast sausage, I like it drizzled (or drown!) in maple syrup. This is how I found myself roasting sausage over a bonfire, wishing I had maple syrup and suddenly wondering….would sausage and roasted marshmallows be a good combination? Why not?

I decided to give it a whirl. I give to you today, Breakfast S’mores: Turkey Maple Sausage, Roasted Marshmallow, and Graham Crackers:DSC_0527

I know what you’re thinking right now. “That’s weird.” Yes. Yes it is. But do you know what else it is? Awesome. So awesome that Andy thought ‘Breakfast S’mores’ fell short of describing them appropriately. He declared them so awesome that they should be named “S’mawesomes” They will now be a regular part of our “Marshmallows for Breakfast” tradition. We think it’s a mighty grand tradition and hope we are able to celebrate it for many years to come.

This year, with the warmer weather, the girls had a lot more fun playing and exploring the site:

Crouching Tiger Hidden Lilly. She sat there for quite a while observing the world from her hide-out in the tall grassDSC_0544But soon there were other things to explore and investigate:
DSC_0564 DSC_0509This year there was no hesitation about the marshmallows:DSC_0515
DSC_0568Meanwhile, this is pretty much all we saw of Trinity for half the morning. It’s not in focus because she was too busy trotting, cantering, and galloping along the shore to stop for photo ops:DSC_0512But eventually she slowed down enough for a few shots:DSC_0514DSC_0555 DSC_0577After soaking her shoes through, Lilly remembered that her “raindrop boots” were in the car:DSC_0587It was a blast. We can’t wait for next year. 🙂

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