Eleven summers ago, I was hired to be swim staff at a sleepaway camp. I was new to that camp and I was a bit anxious. I felt a tap on my back and turned around.
“Are you Stacey?”
“Yes,” I nervously replied.
“I’m Zach! I’m swim staff, too. I heard a lot about you. I was told it is inevitable that we will be best friends.”
He said it with such confidence and conviction that I believed him. I had a friend from that moment on and a best friend for the eleven years since.
I’ve never ascribed to the “best means best” and therefore “there should be only one best friend” rule. Rather, I’ve always had best friends by situation. And Zach? With confidence and conviction, I can tell you that he’s my “camp best friend from 2002.” To this day, he is one of my first phone calls whenever life happens. He is also a gourmet chef. I am a cooking coward. But together, we’ve made s’mores more times than I could ever count. After all, we are camp best friends.
I spent this past weekend celebrating the wedding of two people I love: Zach & Dan. Wishing you both a lifetime of s’mores and s’mores love and happiness.
In honor of the wedding of my camp best friend, I put together a collection of s’mores recipes.
ONE: S’mores Truffles // My Baking Addiction TWO: S’mores Cups // The Vault Files THREE: S’mores Chocolate Waffles // The Doughmesstic FOUR: S’mores Whoopie Pies // The Daily Candy FIVE: Gooey S’mores Ice Cream Cake // How Sweet It Is SIX: S’mores Hot Chocolate // Babble SEVEN: S’mores Cake in a Jar // How Sweet It Is EIGHT: S’mores Bites // Cooking Classy NINE: S’mores Bars // Bakers Royale
How ah-mazing do the s’mores recipes look?! Even this cooking coward wants to try her hand at them.
And you? Do you love s’mores? Do they remind you of camp? And do you also have best friends by situations?
Until next time!
Postscript: I am still out of town celebrating, but will respond to the comments when I return on Tuesday.