Bonfire season is upon us...

wraithmb
By wraithmb Latest Reply 2014-05-18 21:15:18 -0500
Started 2014-05-17 10:24:12 -0500

So with the onset of some warmer weather, it's time to clean up the fire put and put it back into use. Of course the roasting marshmallows thing is out for me, so my question is:

What are some of the diabetic friendly campfire treats that people enjoy?


13 replies

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-05-17 20:52:38 -0500 Report

We can't have open burning in the City so no bonfires but we can have bbq grills. Some of the counties have banned fire pits here in Maryland.

wraithmb
wraithmb 2014-05-18 18:50:26 -0500 Report

We have a lot of restrictions here as well. No closer than 12 ft to trees or structures, and no more than 1/2 inch of opening on the lid or enclosure. Those just being the bigger ones. Storing elm as firewood is prohibited as well. There are a host of other regulations, but those are the only ones I have heard of people being picked on for. We do get fire bans as well if it gets too dry, but it's been so wet this year the concrete is spongy…

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-05-18 19:00:06 -0500 Report

People put grills on decks right next to the house or in the yard next to the house they have the nerve to be upset when they burn down their houses. The fire dept warns people about this all the time. The problem with open burning is people put fire pits on their decks or under trees and are careless.

wraithmb
wraithmb 2014-05-18 21:15:18 -0500 Report

I agree. I have a small portable firepit that I use in my yard, however I put sidewalk blocks underneath it because it will dry the grass out enough to start on fire. I learned that the first time I used it, however the keyword is "learned". When things get dry the pit gets put away, usually at least 3 or 4 days before figure bans come into effect.

haoleboy
haoleboy 2014-05-17 10:42:56 -0500 Report

Really, you can have fires? obviously not from California. ;)

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-05-17 20:53:49 -0500 Report

Can you guys even light a match in California? Been watching the fires around San Diego. I pray people are safe. I enjoyed the Zoo in San Diego.

haoleboy
haoleboy 2014-05-17 21:30:46 -0500 Report

sons mom (my ex) and family lives down in SD … all safe so far. the whole state is hot and dry already … afraid this is going to be a bad fire season.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-05-17 10:31:12 -0500 Report

Smores - (just kidding)

I like to wrap up an apple in aluminum foil and toss it into the fire for about half an hour.

But I always considered bonfire season to be the fall. Spring was never bonfire season for me.

James

wraithmb
wraithmb 2014-05-18 18:54:51 -0500 Report

I do wonder sometimes if there are "diabetic friendlier" marshmallows to go with the chocolate… I'm guessing it still wouldn't be good for us, but it might do less damage to the sugars than the full blown sugar laden counterparts… Still, I don't know if I'd be willing to take an extra days worth of insulin just to eat a couple marshmallows. :-). I do like the apple idea though. Do you core yours and add cinnamon as well?

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