Today: Since nearly every day is some food holiday, we decided to add a few more to the calendar and make up our own. (Hello, Burnt Cheese Stuck to the Bottom of the Pizza Box Day.)
At some point between National Coq au Vin Day (May 29th) and National Mint Julep Day (May 30th), we went rogue. While we'll happily use National Ice Cream Day (July 19th) as an excuse to dip into a pint (after allowing National Running Day in June to go uncelebrated), we felt that the exisiting national food holidays at large just weren't speaking to us. So we made up our own days, starting with International Pudding that Gets Stuck to the Top of the Lid Day. Ali and Rachel led the charge of what became a full-fledged brainstorm over our intraoffice chat, HipChat:
Kristen, author of Genius Recipes and incredibly talented cook, suggested Eggs for Dinner Again Day. Kenzi followed up with a game changer: National Someone Put the Empty Jar of Olive Oil Back in the Pantry. Conversely: National Someone Remembered to Replace the Olive Oil Day.
We're not proud of it, but acts of stealing were brought to the table. Amanda suggested Eating your Kids' Easter Candy Day as an International contender. Kenzi admitted to the desperate measures that are sometimes taken when cooking supplies run thin with Steal the Heel of Your Roommate's Loaf of Bread Day. Bridget added, Wine from your Mother-in-Law's Refrigerator Day.
Here are a few more suggestion that entered the chat, some of which we'll be adding to the calendar, others we could live without (we're looking at you, number 6):
- Does this Milk Smell Okay to You? Day
- This Milk Smells Good Enough Day
- Eating Over the Sink at Midnight Day
- Dinner in Bed Day
- Ice Cream for Breakfast Day
- Kind of Okay, But Kind of Warm Grocery Sushi Day
- I Ate Pie for Dinner Again Day
The final contribution to the thread revealed how much we all still have to learn:
Oh, and happy Applesauce Cake Day!
What are some food holidays you think should exist? Tell us in the comments below!
Photos by James Ransom