Happy Labor Day! Labor day…ahhhhh. A day of lazy. No work. No School. Even…no dance. It’s a great day. We do a lot of different things here in ole Ohio on Labor Day. We cook out. We go to Swapper’s Day. We make smores. This year was a bit different, as Hurricane Isaac came into town from the South, which means, rain. Lots and lots of rain. So, we have had to do a few things a little bit different than usual.
We made it out to a few garage sales and found this awesome piece of deco.
(Yes, those are sea shells)
Eh, Seren loved it. Had to have it. So…Then headed out to Swapper’s Day, in Johnstown. This is a GIANT outdoor flea market with so much crap, you can’t believe all the things you see. There’s a food court, a potty section all on its own, an animal section where you can buy all sorts of different animals, and a pond where they hold water races for raccoon type dogs. If you don’t know what this is, here’s the quickie explanation. A dead raccoon is affixed to a board attached to a zip line. They line the pooches up on one side of the pond, with the dead raccoon. At the starting gun, the raccoon is pulled across the pond and up a pole. The raccoon hunter dogs, dash into the water, where there swim swim swim across the pond and the first one to reach the other side and the pole, wins. It’s kinda fun to watch. Those dogs look so happy it’s not even right. They are barking and dancing around and waiting for the fun to start. After a few races though, if you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all, and off we went to see what else we could find.
We found the honey station. I love this table. Sticks of honey in different flavors are 5/$1.00. I grab a handful and Seren grabs a handful and we are happy as clams, sucking out honey all through the market. Then right before we left, you will never believe what we found! TURTLES! Yes, really and we had to buy not just one, but two of them. See! We have them set up fat and sassy in my kitchen for the moment. I have been reading up on the care and keeping of turtles today. Ooooo fun.
The next part of our day would include smores. Now, as I said there is rain and water everywhere, so there is no chance at starting a fire. So, we city folk, smore’d it. What is that? Well here, I’ll show you.First, here are your ingredients (as if you didn’t know): Grahams. Chocolate. Marshmallows. Skewers.
Set up your grahams with the chocolate. I like more marshmallow than chocolate, so I only use two squares, whereas Seren likes more chocolate, so she uses three.
Next you put your marshmallows on the skewers, and:
Yup, toast them right over the stove burner. Yes, it works. See?
Then you squish them off onto the grahams and chocolate and enjoy. Mmmmm, taste just as good as outdoor fires, just minus the ash and char. There you have it. Indoor, city folk, smores.
So that’s my Labor Day. Hope you all have a wonderful break, and if you are one of the few that is stuck working today, my condolences. Maybe next year…