Thursday, August 27, 2009

Backyard Marshmallow Roast

Me (Danielle Rose) and Rommi staying warm by the chimenea

It's that time of year.  There's beginning to be a bit of a chill in the air, back to school supplies are bombarding the stores, and people are taking their last visits to the cottage.  Well, I don't know about you, but I don't want my summer to end! Who's to say that some of my favourite summertime activities can't continue into the Fall?  

One of my all-time favourite summer activities is roasting marshmallows.  Sure setting up a bonfire is great up North, but it can get pretty dangerous attempting to set up a fire pit in your own backyard.  So my family's solution is to invest in a chimenea.  Chimenea's are little outdoor fireplaces, usually made out of clay, that act as an outdoor heater, and, better yet, can take the place of the traditional cottage bonfire.  It is the perfect place for a backyard social gathering, which was exactly what my friends and I used it for just a few days ago.  After a lovely dinner out, we came back to my house to hangout, talk, roast some marshmallows, and make s'mores gathered around the chinenea.  I say we forget about the Winter snow and carry Summer straight through to next year!! 

3 comments:

The imPerfect Houswife said...

That is so darn cute!! I could go for a s'more right about now. ☺

the ungourmet said...

I really want to get one of those! How fun!

The Peach Tart said...

Still too warm in Atlanta for my little fireplace but give me a few more months and I'm pulling it out.