Thomas Edison once said, “To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.”
He also said, “If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.”
Well, prepare to be astounded, ladies and gentleman, because I took a pile of junk food and invented something that astounded myself. I say this with utmost giddiness because I’m a journalist married to an engineer and rarely get to invent much of anything except stories and an occasional logo.
Necessity breeds invention and as a transplant to Minnesota, I’m here to tell ya, s’mores are a summertime necessity. This is a cabin-crazed, bonfire-loving culture. But how does one keep the key ingredients easy to find and easy to transport from kitchen to fire pit when the fire finally reaches its s’mores-perfect status and children begin begging and drooling?
Well, please allow me to introduce…
(insert drumroll here)
This attractive caddy holds two bags of marshmallows, a dozen Hershey bars and 27 graham cracker sheets.
Don’t worry. I doubt I’ll be seeking a patent. Technically all I did was spend $11.99 on the caddy at Target and then borrow a black Sharpie from my 10-year-old. But let me assure you I’m taking full credit for inventing the word s’morganizer.
Perhaps next year my engineer hubby will introduce the new and improved s’morganizer 2 featuring a cool way to keep the Hershey bars below 86 degrees en route to the cabin.
But until then, I should simply mention that no Hershey bars were consumed in the making of this invention or in the writing of this blog post. That, folks, is the real miracle here.
5 thoughts on “Just Call Me Thomas Edison”
This is purely wonderful! Sorry such a short note but I gotta go start the fire……
Love it, Love it, Love it. You are growing into the mechanical genes past down from both grandpas. They and I are so proud to see your artistic side take on a more , well lets just say ; tastful topic. Ha ! Love ya, Brent
That’s brilliant!! I definitely need a s’morganizer!! My brother mails us Graham crackers just so that we can eat s’mores (no one sells them in the UK) 🙂
Oh! No graham crackers in the UK? So sorry, but glad you have a supplier anyway!
Terrible isn’t it!! Thank goodness for family in the USA 🙂