Posted by Troy Scott on 29 July
Did you know that there is a National Roasted Marshmallow Day? Of course there is! There’s a “day” for everything. And while some of these celebrations seem a bit contrived, choosing a day to celebrate roasted marshmallows makes perfect sense. Who doesn’t love that sweet, gooey goodness?
National Roasted Marshmallow Day is August 30, so let’s talk marshmallow fun in your backyard. With your artificial grass lawn flourishing invitingly and BBQ season well underway, we know you’re already enjoying the fun that summer brings to parties or just hanging out with family and neighbors. Not to mention all that tasty grilled food.
Tools for a sweet roasting experience
You can use a fire pit, a charcoal grill, a gas grill – all are perfect for roasting marshmallows as well as grilling. In fact, roasting marshmallows is the environmentally responsible thing to do if you have hot left-over coals, so they don’t just go to waste! By doing your part for Mother Nature, you get the ultimate reward: a succulent, perfectly toasted treat.
Left-over coals are ideal for roasting marshmallows because they aren’t too hot and the heat is evenly dispersed. Flaming hot coals will cremate your treats instead of toasting them to perfection. Prepare a go-to bag of supplies – bags of marshmallows, roasting sticks, chocolate bars, graham crackers, and plenty of wet wipes – and you’ll always be ready to roast on a moment’s notice.
Tips for a safe roasting experience
Roasting marshmallows has been a tradition for generations, and it’s still beloved by folks of all ages. But this activity does require an open flame, so safety is always important. Especially when kids are around. Whether you’re using your BBQ to grill food or roast marshmallows, taking a few simple precautions will ensure people, pets and your artificial grass all stay safe.
Getting the full roasted marshmallow experience
These goodies are so yummy, you can simply eat them right off the stick (as soon as they’ve cooled a bit!). You can put them on ice cream. Or over cut up fruit in a bowl. Better yet, roast a fruit chunk along with your marshmallow to really get the full flavor. Smokey the Bear has some other great ideas about roasting marshmallows in the wild that you can use at home, too.
But we all know the Big Daddy of roasted marshmallow treats is the s’more. The graham crackers. And the sweet, oozy combination of chocolate and hot marshmallow. OMG! In case you’re that one-in-a-million person who has never created and eaten a s’more (is this even possible?), here are full instructions for making them on a grill. You can even defy tradition by using flavored marshmallows.
Play some marshmallow games
A marshmallow toss game is fun even for the little ones, since they won’t be at much of a disadvantage – no one can throw a feather-light marshmallow very far! And there’s no worry about anyone getting hurt if a ‘mallow goes astray. (Be sure to aim away from the pool, though.) Looking for more action, or more loft? Make your own super-simple marshmallow launchers. Minis work best as ammo.
When you put safety first, you can relax and have fun. But we know that sometimes accidents happen, despite your best efforts. If a spark or a hot coal or a hot marshmallow should land on your artificial turf, wipe it up and rinse it off right away. It won’t start a fire, but fake grass is made of plastic so it will melt.
Give us a call. We’ll send our Heavenly Greens pros out to repair your little melt-down, and all will be well with your artificial grass.