Did you ever sit around the family fireplace talking and visiting during the cold winter months? No television noise, maybe just some soft holiday music in the background. Quality time laughing with family and friends. A time to share funny stories of things from the past or catch up on new exciting things just now happening. You can turn off the lights and just sit around in the glimmering light and reflection of the open fire.
You can drink hot chocolate or apple cider, snack on popcorn, peanuts and finger foods. Some other fun things to do are roasting hot dogs in the fire place and making fresh s’mores over an open flame! Memories in the making…
Take a wire clothes hanger, untie the top and unfold it to a straight wire. Then hold one end over the open fire for a few minutes to heat up the wire and get ready for cooking. Take a hot dog and push the wire through the end a few inches and then hold over the open flame until it is cooked the way you like it. You can go for slightly browned or almost black and crunchy…your preference – you are the cook!
You can then use the clothes hanger to make delicious s’mores for dessert. Take a large marshmallow and put on the end of the clothes hanger, hold it over the open flame and cook to perfection. Again, you can go for slightly roasted or black and crunchy…your preference. Put the marshmallow between two graham crackers with a piece of chocolate bar (like a sandwich) and you have s’mores, warm and ready to enjoy.
If you have a fireplace this is a wonderful way to spend cold days or evenings and what better way to spend quality time with friends and family. Count your blessings daily and give thanks for the time you share with them.