Celebrating Family with Lobster and M&M’s® S’mores!

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We have been in Maine for three months now and the one thing I miss the most from Georgia is my family.  So we were very excited when my daughter, sister, mother, sister-in-law, and mother-in-law decided to make the long trip up to visit!  Which of course meant sight-seeing, lobster, campfires and M&M’s® S’mores!

M&M Smores and Lobster fun

It was so much fun to see them again!  Of course, we had to show them around!  Our first stop was the top of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park. Cadillac Mountain at 1,530 feet, it is the highest point along the North Atlantic seaboard.  A perfect place to show them some of the beautiful sights of the coast of Maine!

M&M Smores and Lobster fun

From the top of Cadillac Mountain, you can see the entire island of Mount Desert Island, the town of Bar Harbor, and the expanse of the Atlantic Ocean.  It is a beautiful sight to see and we loved sharing it with them!  Photos never seem to do it justice, and they really enjoyed seeing it in person!

M&M Smores and Lobster fun

We then took them to Hadley Point where we went mussel fishing at low tide.  The Georgia brigade purchased boots just for this!  Mussels can be found attached to the rocks under the seaweed when the tide goes out.  This particular area has thousands of them.

We let them sit in cold water and corn meal overnight to get most of the sand out of them, and then boiled them in wine, chicken stock and garlic.  Yumm!

Of course, you cannot go to Maine without a taste of lobster!  The campground that we work at, Bar Harbor Oceanside KOA, has their very own lobster man!  He serves fresh lobster dinners every evening from his tent in the middle of the campground.

M&M Smores and Lobster fun

I was able to teach them my method for eating a whole lobster.  (A bit of trial and error on my part).  You can read the story about my ridiculous first attempt at lobster eating here.

M&M Smores and Lobster fun

My sister caught on pretty darn quickly!

M&M Smores and Lobster fun

We then sat around a campfire and enjoyed another beautiful sunset.

Of course campfires wouldn’t be campfires without s’mores!  And we were totally prepared for that. I had been pondering how to best feed a crowd with some fancy s’mores.

M&M smores

When perusing Sam’s Club last week, we came across these XXL bags of M&M’s® candies!  The bigger XXL bags are available in all three varieties: M&M’s® Original, M&M’s® Crispy, & M&M’s® Peanut.  Perfect for a large crowd and perfect for some fancy M&M’s® S’mores!

Want to know how to make them?

M&M Smores and Lobster fun

Simply put all of your ingredients on a plate.  I used graham crackers, marshmallows and M&M’s® Original.  For a fun variation, you could also use M&M’s® Crispy, or M&M’s® Peanut!

M&M Smores and Lobster fun

Of course some of them didn’t make it to the campfire.  LOL!

M&M Smores and Lobster fun

Anyway, toast your marshmallow as dark as you like it over the campfire.  Place it on a graham cracker…

M&M Smores and Lobster fun

Add your choice of colorful M&M’s® candies!

M&M Smores and Lobster fun

Then top with another graham cracker!  Yummy, colorful s’mores in no time!

M&M Smores and Lobster fun

We had so much fun with the family here and were able to show them just a bit of the sights and experiences of this beautiful part of the country.  Our new lifestyle is exciting and we very much love our decision to take a chance and start traveling, but seeing the family again will be one of the highlights of our summer.

sunset at oceanside

We will be working here at the KOA until October and then be moving on to the next gig.  Where that is?  Well we do not know yet!  That is part of the fun!

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  • Samantha K July 7, 2015, 12:00 pm

    It sounds like you are having lots of fun!! The M&M’s® S’mores sounds amazing, too! (client)

  • Lynda July 7, 2015, 9:07 am

    We had a wonderful time and it was so great to see you guys again. We all have really missed you both but seeing how much more stress free you both are now makes it ok. We can’t wait to visit you again at your next location wherever that may be.

  • Heather July 4, 2015, 4:04 pm

    How cool that your family came to visit. Looks like a wonderful time was had by all. I am so happy for you both. I did get a bit of a lump in my throat when I read Amanda`s message. Bless. Stay safe and enjoy yourselves 🙂

  • Paula July 3, 2015, 1:48 pm

    have been looking for the July 2015 calendar and cannot find. are you still doing them since you are traveling now?

  • Amanda myers July 3, 2015, 12:20 pm

    I miss you momma thanks for the memory’s

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