How to Make a S’mores Caddy

Make a S'mores Caddy via Clean Mama

This summer I’ve been doing a little prep work ahead of time in planning for some of our favorite summer activities.  One of the hands-down favorites around here?  S’mores in the firepit!  Gather a couple simple ingredients and keep them on hand for an impromptu summer (or fall) bonfire, over the grill, or if you’re desperate, in the microwave.  This s’mores caddy/kit would be great to bring as a little summer party hostess gift too.

 S'mores Caddy Supplies via Clean Mama

The ingredients (add or subtract your favorites) – you’ll need the basics (graham crackers, chocolate bars, marshmallows) and if you really want to be prepared, add napkins and baby wipes so you can just grab your caddy and head outside for fun!

 Put Together a S'mores Caddy via Clean Mama

Put the ingredients in a bin or container – I keep the s’mores kit in the pantry and I’m using a bin that I can re-purpose in the pantry after s’mores season is over.

Quick Tip - Keep Grill and Firepit Supplies in a Drawer so They're Handy and Accessible via Clean Mama

 I also keep the skewers in a grill drawer by the back door/patio so they’re easy to grab on the way out the door.

What are your favorite s’mores ingredients?

Make-Ahead Grilling and Get-Together Menu Plan

Make Ahead Grilling and Get Together Menu via Clean Mama
With spring finally on our doorstep here in the Midwest and summer knocking on our door, it’s time to start thinking ahead to all the holidays, seasonal cookouts, barbecues and get-togethers. I enjoy doing as much as possible ahead of time so that I can enjoy time with family and friends versus spending it all in the kitchen. Grilling is perfect for taking the mess out of the kitchen and keeping your kitchen clean. It also lends itself to some wonderful food!
Below you will find all sorts of delicious recipes and links for tried and true food that can easily be prepared ahead of time so that you can relax a bit and engage in some good conversation and fellowship instead of being MIA working on all the food prep. Take a peek at some of these recipes for your next get-together.  Choose a main dish or two, add a couple sides, and a dessert and you’ll all be set for meal and Happy grilling and get-togethers!
Customize Your Make Ahead Grilling and Get Together Menu via Clean Mama

MAIN DISHES

SIDE DISHES

DESSERTS

I find that the easiest way to keep track of meals that I want to make is to bookmark them or pin them on my Pinterest account, but most of the time I’ll print the recipe from the site and put it straight into my Recipe Binder.  If I am putting together a menu for a get together I’ll gather the recipes I need and quick put together the menu and shopping list.  I love make-ahead meals (I even have a section for it in my binder) because they allow for the prepping to take place ahead of time.

How to Create a Recipe Binder System that Works via Clean Mama

 Need some ideas for menu planning?  Just click on the images below!

Busy Week Menu Plan - 7 Time Saving Meals for a Busy Week via Clean Mama

Busy Week Menu Plan - Take 2 - 7 Time Saving Recipes for a Busy Week via Clean Mama

Quick Prep Meal Starters for the Freezer + Free Printable List via Clean Mama

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