American Food – S’Mores

Many of our ESL students have been enjoying time at the beach this summer. Stay long enough at the beach and a bonfire is bound to happen, and with bonfires come all sorts of things we Americans toast over the open flame. In America all of us at Hancock International College know what happens no matter what.. Toasted Marshmallows! And if you bring marshmallows you better bring chocolate and graham crackers to make the truly American traditional treat known as S’Mores!

Popsugar.com says, “Though the exact origin of s’mores is unknown, the Girl Scouts of the USA is credited with the first publication of the recipe! In 1927, Troop leader Loretta Scott Crew wrote a recipe for ‘Some Mores,’ and published it in Tramping and Trailing With the Girl Scouts, an official Girl Scouts publication. The original recipe calls for the same classic ingredients: graham crackers, Hershey’s chocolate, and marshmallows, and the procedure is the same: ‘Toast two marshmallows over the coals to a crisp gooey state and then put them inside a graham cracker and chocolate bar sandwich. The heat of the marshmallow between the halves of chocolate bar will melt the chocolate a bit. Though it tastes like ‘some more’ one is really enough…’”

Full Article: https://www.popsugar.com/food/Who-Invented-Smores-38029222

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Idiom of the Day

Be Toast

Meaning: To be in serious trouble; to be ruined, finished, or defeated.

Example: If mom and dad find out we took their car out last night, we’re toast!