The first official recipe for Some Mores was published by The Girl Scouts back in 1927, so for at least 85 years, S’mores have been bring people together around a campfire – and this week, around the family table. I don’t know how things work at your house, but at mine the promise of dessert after dinner tends to keep everyone around the table a little longer, keeps everyone a little calmer and just makes dinner a little sweeter.
#SundaySupper isn’t a specific meal on a specific day, but more of a mindset that the family needs to take time to have a meal together and share life. Life has become so busy in modern times, families don’t dine together like they once did. I remember hearing my grandparents talk about weekly dinner with their families at their parent’s homes, long after they were grown and on their own. We don’t seem to slow down enough for things like that anymore.
We need to make time for the people and things that might always not be available to us.
My husband and I have been talking about this a lot lately. With young kids, it’s easy to get stuck in a bubble (so to speak) of your own life and the rush of get out the door, work, get in the door, bed, rinse and repeat. We’re both guilty of it, often the kids eating together, and Hubs and I eating each on our own. Everyone has things to do, so it’s eat and move on.
We’re both making a conscious effort to have everyone around the table together at least once a week, to talk about our days and just spend time slowing down together. I think of how my grandmother cooks a full breakfast every morning, except Sundays, for not only my grandpa, but also my dad and anyone else that happens to show up. It’s a 7AM ritual that she’s had for as long as I can remember. If she can still do that at nearly 70, there’s no reason we can’t do some version of it too.
Dessert is one of those things that always seems to keep people lingering around the dinner table. These brownies take a fireside classic and give you something that will not only keep everyone around the table, but also leave everyone asking for s’more.
- 1 Pkg Betty Crocker Original Supreme Brownie Mix
- ¼ cup Vegetable Oil
- ¼ cup Water
- 1 Egg
- ½ cup Jet Puffed Marshmallow Bits
- 1 Sleeve Honey Maid Graham Crackers (Divided)
- Cooking Spray
- 12 Jet Puffed Stacker Marshmallows
- ½ cup Nestle Mini Chocolate Chips
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Prepare the brownie mix per the box instructions.
- Into the prepared batter, mix 2 crushed graham cracker sheets and the ½ cup of marshmallow bits.
- Coat a 7 x 11 pan with cooking spray and spread ½ of the batter over the bottom of the pan.
- On top of the batter, make a single layer of the marshmallow stackers and top each of those with a graham cracker square.
- Spread the remaining batter over the top and sprinkle the chocolate chips on top. Don’t worry if the graham crackers aren’t coated completely, as the batter heats it will thin and spread.
- Bake for approximately 18-20 minutes.
I may of may not have had this twice this week for breakfast with a nice hot cup of coffee. I may or may not be making these again tomorrow. Even my husband, who’s given up most sweets, couldn’t help digging into these twice.
#SundaySupper can make life a littler sweeter. So can these brownies. They’re easy enough anyone can make them and you can even get the kids involved.