American Food Holidays | January 7 – 13

It’s not so much a New Year’s Resolution, as it is timing, that I’ve decided to get back on track with my running. It just so happens that day one fell on January 5, the first weekend after New Year’s.

Busy holiday schedules are finally starting to slow down, and evenings are staying a little lighter for a little longer – dark at 5:30 PM now instead of 5:00 PM. With a regular work schedule though, this still means running at dusk afterwards, but I’ll manage. I’m looking forward to longer spring evenings!

And, I’m also looking forward to getting back in shape, while also losing the 15-ish pounds I’ve gained over the course of the past 12 months. The poundage created by pregnancies, a mid-30’s metabolism shift, move to a desk job, and when I stopped running regularly. It’s like the perfect storm for slow and steady weight gain….

My first race of the year is virtual: The Sandy Hook Elementary Memorial Virtual Half Marathon and 5K. I’ll be running with a group of friends at the end of the month, and my $20 5K registration goes towards the Sandy Hook memorial fund. Hoping for no snow, and a mild January day….

Do you make New Year’s resolutions?

Now onward to the point of this post: this week’s American Food Holidays!
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January 7 is National Tempura Day



January 8 is National English Toffee Day



January 9 is National Apricot Day



January 10 is National Bittersweet Chocolate Day



January 11 is National Hot Toddy Day



January 12 is National Curried Chicken Day



January 13 is National Peach Melba Day



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  1. says

    Hi Erika! I’m glad you saw the link-up. I try to showcase blogger recipes for the food holidays as much as possible. :-) As for Nat’l Apricot Day in January? Yeah, there’s usually one every week that has me scratching my head. LOL! They definitely don’t follow what’s in season here in the States, that’s for sure.

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