The big Brie that is carried by Costco is the perfect choice for this appetizer. If you do not have a Costco nearby, smaller Bries can be individually wrapped and placed in the fire.
As a teenager, I spent most weekends at the beach, gathered around a bonfire with friends. The city where I now live does not allow fires on the beach, but my children still have memories of gathering around the fire.
Soup may seem an odd choice for a summer menu, but when you have been outside all day and the sun starts to set, a warm soup is exactly what you need to fend off an evening chill while feeding a body that has been swimming or hiking all day.
Once the sun has set and it is time for dessert, the kids are going to want to make s’mores, but what about the grown-ups?