National Food Holidays: November

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Ah, November – one of my most favorite months of the year!

Fall leaf color is at its peak (seriously, the leaves look like they’re painted in beautiful warm hues of red, orange, and yellow right now), temps are cool enough at night to leave the window cracked – just a little, and there’s always an excuse to cook comfort foods  and other goodies. November happens to also be my anniversary month – 11 years, this year!

Regarding food, just today alone, my plan is to cook a whole chicken in the slow cooker, make overnight slow cooker chicken stock and two different kids of zucchini muffins. This 50°F stuff is great cooking weather, folks!

Let’s see what November has cookin’ from a National Food Holidays perspective, shall we?

(PS: How is there no TURKEY in this list??)

National Food Holidays: November

Nov. 1 – Fried Clams Day
Nov. 2 – Deviled Egg Day
Nov. 3 – Sandwich Day
Nov. 4 – Candy Day
Nov. 5 – Doughnut Day
Nov. 6 – Nachos Day
Nov. 7 – Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day
Nov. 8 – Cappuccino Day
Nov. 9 – Scrapple Day
Nov. 10 – Vanilla Cupcake Day
Nov. 11 – Sundae Day
Nov. 12 – Pizza with Everything Day
Nov. 13 – Indian Pudding Day
Nov. 14 – Guacamole Day
Nov. 15 – Raisin Bran Cereal Day
Nov. 16 – Fast Food Day
Nov. 17 – Homemade Bread Day
Nov. 18 – Vichyssoise Day
Nov. 19 – Carbonated Beverage Day
Nov. 20 – Peanut Butter Fudge Day
Nov. 21 – Gingerbread Day
Nov. 22 – Cashew Day
Nov. 23 – Eat a Cranberry Day
Nov. 24 – Sardines Day
Nov. 25 – Parfait Day
Nov. 26 – Cake Day
Nov. 27 – Bavarian Cream Day
Nov. 28 – French Toast Day
Nov. 29 – Lemon Cream Pie Day
Nov. 30 – Mousse Day

American Food Holidays | April 8 – 14

I’m sitting here watching season 3 of Game of Thrones as I write this post.

 

Game of Thrones is, shall we say, an interesting piece of period drama, and not for the feint of heart. The part of me that read and watched the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy was dying for a television show to rival how intricate that story line is, and utterly genius depth of plot.

 

While the Game of Thrones plot is definitely intricate and filled with several story lines and dozens of characters, I just don’t find myself as enamored with it all as many of my friends.

 

Before embarking on a season 1 and 2 marathon, I asked my friends, “Should I read the novels first?” (No, they all said. Not necessary.) The books have quite a cult following, more-so even than the television show. But I decided not to, and instead spent a couple weeks with On Demand, burning my way through those first episodes.

 

Do I love it? Maybe not love, but I am enjoying the series. Enough that I actually remember to watch it each week when it’s on, rather than playing it On Demand later in the week.

 

Are you watching Game of Thrones?

 

Here is this week’s round-up of American Food Holidays:

 

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April 8 is National Empanada Day
 

 

 
April 9 is National Chinese Almond Cookie Day
 

 

 
April 10 is National Cinnamon Croissant Day
 

 

 
April 11 is National Cheese Fondue Day
 

 

 
April 12 is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day
 

 

 
April 13 is National Peach Cobbler Day
 

 

 
April 14 is National Pecan Day

American Food Holidays | April 1 – 7

My oldest just spent the night at my parents’ farm. It’s spring break (even if it doesn’t feel like spring yet), which happens to be the perfect excuse to give her some time away from us, running around and getting dirty.
Or, as it happens, to bake brownies.
And not just any brownies, Ina Garten’s brownies. Without the walnuts.
She told me herself, “MOM. They’re from scratch. They’re Ina Garten’s recipe.”
I’ve trained her well.
And, boy were they good. Mmmm….
Onward to this week’s American Food Holidays!
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April 1 is National Sourdough Bread Day

April 2 is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

April 3 is National Chocolate Mousse Day

April 4 is National Cordon Bleu Day

April 5 is National Caramel Day

April 6 is National Caramel Popcorn Day

April 7 is National Coffee Cake Day

American Food Holidays | March 25 – 31

Today we had snow.
It’s March. Late march to be exact, and I wasn’t really in the mood to wake up to 5″ of snow on the ground.
It was beautiful, I’ll give Mother Nature that, but I really want spring. Warm weather, birds chirping, flowers, gentle breezes…all of it.
And so, hopefully next week I’ll be writing about just those things.
Until then, let’s savor this week’s American Food Holidays!

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March 25 is National Waffle Day

March 26 is National Spinach Day

March 27 is National Spanish Paella Day

March 28 is National Black Forest Cake Day

March 29 is National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day

March 30 is National Turkey Neck Soup Day

March 31 is National Clams on a Half Shell Day

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