Saturday, February 5, 2011

It's Stupid We Have to Say "Big Game"

Have you noticed that all of the special events surrounding the Super Bowl have to refer to themselves as "Big Game" parties?  How ridiculous.  Hey, Super Bowl, just FYI, if people want to celebrate you, let them.  It doesn't hurt your brand, moron.


Listen, The Frugal Hostess hates football.  She will every once in a while pretend to be happy when FruHubs's favorite team scores, only because she is selfless.  But she totally and completely hates every sport ever.  Maybe except hockey, since that moves pretty quickly.  Whatever.  The Super Bowl is something that's always going to be celebrated up in here, so FruHo might as well get on board and enjoy herself.

This year, just a couple of close friends are coming over, so the focus is on maximum caloric intake in the minimum amount of time.  The menu is something like: fried, fried, salty, fried, meat, meat, meat, fried, and cheese.  Because the people at Hershey's are under the misconception that this blog is read by more than three people, they also sent TFH a bag of miniatures to enjoy during the Big Game.  

Have you ever tried to think of a football-themed dessert made out of Hershey's Miniatures?  Rest assured, that kind of thinking doesn't come easy.  Or at all.  So The Frugal Hostess is making s'mores.

Super S'mores.

Before baking.


One (or more) bag of Hershey's Miniatures
One bag of delicious marshmallows*
One batch of this recipe by Donna Currie for Peanut Butter Graham Crackers

You are not the Super Bowl.  You are not a moron, and you definitely know how to make s'mores.  FruHo is doing hers on a cookie sheet and baking them to melt everything together.
And, yes, that's Peanut Butter Graham Crackers.  Hell to the yes.

After baking, with an extra Krackle on top.
But wait, there's more.  You can head over to the Hershey's website to enter their sweepstakes to win a trip to the Football Hall of Fame with your host, Emmitt Smith.  Who's Emmitt Smith?  No idea, but he's taking you on a trip so Google him.

The lovely, albeit deluded, folks at Hershey's have also agreed to give five readers bags of Hershey's Miniatures, so you can make your very own s'mores for the next soiree you serve up.  Leave a comment about who you want to win the Super Bowl, or the next season of Top Chef, or what your best guess is on this Emmitt Smith cat, and five people will be picked at random to get a sack of candy.  Them's good odds, y'all. 

Rules & Regulations:

Who: Any reader who leaves a comment.

What: One of five bags of delicious Hershey's Miniatures! 

When: Post your comment between now and 5:00pm on Wednesday, February 9 to be entered. The Frugal Hostess will post the winner's name on this here blog on or around Feb. 10.

Where: Down there.  In the comments.  Hello!

Why: Because FruHo is dieting and cannot have all these candy bars taunting her.

Fine print: Winners will be chosen at random using and must email TFH to accept their prizes and provide mailing information.  Fulfillment will be handled by Hershey's, so don't you yell at The Frugal Hostess if you're having a chocolate fit and haven't received your bag yet.  Amen

*Marshmallows = best food ever.


  1. Oh gods! I must be The Superbowl,I am a moron. I confess I don't know how to make s'mores.

    Is that a really BIG marshmallow or was the picture taken close up?

  2. Oops, no offense, Trash. S'mores are graham crackers topped with chocolate and marshmallow. They are a traditional camping treat; you toast the marshmallow over the camp fire and then put it all together. Marshmallow pictured is a normal sized one, but it sort of puffed up weirdly when I baked it.

  3. Emmit Smith, a football player?

  4. Let's see ... I want Cirque du Soleil to win the Super Bowl.

  5. A s'more soiree would really be thing thing to kick the February winter blues out of the house!

  6. Holy moly! I never would have thought to do this. AbFab sister! Simply AbFab.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  7. Well...I wanted my Chicago Bears to win but those nasty Packers beat us. So I was cheering for the Steelers and those nasty Packers beat them too.
    I luv watching football, it was something I could share with my Dad as I was growing up.
    Thanks for the sweet giveaway!

  8. We love us some s'mores 'round here! Thanks!


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