Today is noteworthy for a couple of reasons - for one thing, and much to the chagrin of sensitive Muslims everywhere, it's Bacon Day in many parts of the world. Closer to home, here in America, it's also National Roasted Marshmallow Day, and the U.S. Forest Service yesterday issued an important safety guide to address that issue:
The U.S. Forest Service on Friday published a nearly 700-word article on how to safely roast marshmallows, all in preparation for Saturday, which is National Roasted Marshmallow Day.
As one might expect, the article is riddled with safety tips that might make you think twice about even carrying matches into the forest at all, let alone actually igniting a marshmallow and putting your family’s life at risk.
Your roasting stick should be at least 30 inches long, but before you actually stick a marshmallow on the end of it, you may wish to consider other, healthier eating options: stick a pineapple slice on there instead. Or better yet, a banana, which you can dot with blueberries from your local farmer's market!
Remember, it's all about "campfire fun".