Last year, my brother-in-law and sister-in-law gifted us a firepit for our Christmas gift exchange. Now that the weather is cooling down, we have been loving putting it to use!
If you don't already have one, it would be a fun Christmas gift for your family to enjoy, whether you buy one or build one (it might seem early to already be thinking of Christmas gifts...but trust me, it'll sneak up on you!).
Here is a simple tutorial on how to build one for a family on a budget that wants a permanent place for their firepit.
One Friday night, we decided to do an old-school hot dog roast for dinner, topped off with s'mores. We had our friends, the Whitings, over and enjoyed good conversation, nostalgic food, and great weather. Not to mention, this is a really inexpensive family get-together or date night. I love slow-paced and laid-back evenings like this, I really need to try to plan for more of them. They are so good for the soul!
I keep a package of hot dogs and buns in my freezer, so we can do this last minute without a trip to the grocery store! Unfortunately, when I keep a "stash" of chocolate bars to make s'mores, it disappears rather quickly...! It would also be fun to cook some tin foil dinners for a different type of meal, if you wanted to change things up.
What do you and your family love doing together? Do share, I love new ideas!
Our favorite way to do s'mores, is using a Reese's peanut butter cup instead of a regular chocolate bar--it is amazing! Thomas said he probably won't ever make a s'more another way again.