September 1st National Cherry Popover Day

Who ever thought something so simple would be so good! Cherry Popovers qualify for that honor to me, simple and yet so good. Just some flour, eggs, sugar and lots and lots of cherries. They are great for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even just as a daytime snack. You can even make them out of different kinds of cherries. So how many different types of cherries are there? Well there are close to a thousand different types believe it or not!

How to celebrate – Have a cherry popover. See how many types of cherries you can name. Visit a cherry grove.

August 24th National Waffle Day

Waffles are generally made from flour, milk, vegetable oil, sugar, baking powder, salt and vanilla. They are thought to be a breakfast food, or a snack, but can be enjoyed any time of the day. I was a little surprised to find out that the first record of waffles being served was back in 1300’s Greece. International Waffle Day on March 25, was created in Sweden, it’s called Vaffeldagan Day there, but I guess in the US we had to have our own National Waffle Day so August 24th was proclaimed. Even if we “stole” the day, everyone knows of course the most famous waffles come from Belgium (well the story goes a bit differently, but that is for another day and time).

How to celebrate – Make some waffles. Try different kinds of waffles. Visit Sweden!

April 16th National Eggs Benedict Day

Eggs Benedict were originally meant to feed the rich, and famous, a lush breakfast most could not afford. It is made from eggs, Hollandaise sauce and Canadian bacon on an English muffin. It was first made in New York City either for Mrs. LeGrand Benedict in 1893 or for Mr. Lemuel Benedict in 1894. Delmonico’s in New York City also lays claim to Eggs Benedict but states it was on their menu in their 1860’s. Who knows, and frankly, besides those laying claim to it, who cares!?! It is a delicious way to start your day. Does anybody know who Mrs. Benedict or Mr. Benedict were? Too bad it wasn’t Benedict Arnold!

How to celebrate – Have Eggs Benedict today. (It doesn’t have to be for breakfast) Visit New York City. Visit Delmonico’s and see if Eggs Benedict is on the menu!

March 25th International Waffle Day

Waffles are generally made from flour, milk, vegetable oil, sugar, baking powder, salt and vanilla. They are thought to be a breakfast food, or a snack, but can be enjoyed any time of the day. I was a little surprised to find out that the first record of waffles being served was back in 1300’s Greece. International Waffle Day was created in Sweden, it’s called Vaffeldagan Day there. Of course the most famous waffles come from Belgium, almost halfway between Greece and Sweden.

How to celebrate – Make some waffles. Try different kinds of waffles. Visit Sweden!

March 7th National Cereal Day

March 7th National Cereal Day

It’s funny that cereal did not catch on as a breakfast food before German immigrant to America, Ferdinand Schumacher created a cereal in 1854. It was made from oats, and you might better remember them by their 1877 name of Quaker’s Oats. One of the Kellogg brothers patented a flake for cereal in 1891… the other brother bought out his sibling and started the Battle Creek Cereal Company in 1902 and it wasn’t long after that a man named Post started making Grape-nuts in 1898, also from Battle Creek, thus 2 mainstream cereal empires were formed.

How to celebrate – Have some cereal! Visit Battle Creek, Michigan. Invent your own breakfast cereal.

February 6th Ice Cream For Breakfast Day

February 6th Ice Cream For Breakfast Day

Today was created by Florence Rappaport in the 1960’s and set on the first Saturday in February, which this year happens to be the sixth. Most of us have cereal and milk for breakfast, and what is ice cream but milk normally with added sweet ingredients that might even be made out of cereal. So, nothing really all that odd about having ice cream for breakfast. Maybe even make it coffee flavored to get a complete breakfast in all in one bowl!

How to celebrate -Have some ice cream for breakfast today. You can try the Almond milk or Oat milk but I’m really not sure how that will work out. Throw and ice cream social breakfast.

December 30th Bacon Day

Also known as International Bacon Day. Well, who doesn’t know what bacon is? Today is claimed by two different groups, the residents of Bradford, Ma in 2000 and then some grad students in Boulder, Colorado in 2004. The grad students were probably stoned and didn’t know the day had already been created. Doesn’t matter either way, bacon is bacon and it should be enjoyed by all. (There is vegan bacon as well) Most people love this day, pigs… not so much.

How to celebrate – Enjoy some bacon. See how many bacon recipes you can find. Have bacon at every meal.

December 30th Bacon Day

There are several Bacon days during the year. International, National, and just plain bacon day. Today is just plain bacon day. It supposedly started before 2000 in the UK but who knows, as bacon has been popular for a lot longer than that! In fact, I don’t know a time when bacon has not been popular! Even Vegans try to make something that tastes like bacon, it doesn’t, but the point is, they at least try. I am curious, how does a Vegan know what bacon tastes like? Well, good on them for at least trying. Those meat eaters among us seem to prefer bacon to nearly any other kind of meat. Salty, crisp and filled with flavor it may indeed be the perfect food! And there is nothing like the scent of bacon cooking!

How to celebrate – Cook up some bacon. They even have bacon ice cream these days, see if you can invent something new like… bacon cereal! Wear some bacon perfume!

September 14th National Cream-filled Donut Day

Now here’s a day you can really sink your teeth into! And it is not just about the doughnut, it’s about the cream-filled donut! My favorite! You can fill a doughnut with a lot of different things. You can top a doughnut with a lot of different things. But if you want the best of both worlds… fill it with cream. Yes they are fattening, yes they are filled with carbs… but if you are going to have a doughnut why not go all the way! I’m sure anyone of the many doughnut shops can help you celebrate today, if you look around enough you might even find one for free.

How to celebrate – Have a cream filled doughnut. There are several different creams you can have it filled with so choose wisely. Learn how to make your own cream-filled doughnut.

April 24th National Pigs In A Blanket Day

Here’s another really important day of the year for you, and it’s National! Today we celebrate taking sausage and wrapping in up in a pancake and serving it hot… thus, it’s sausage in a blanket. No rocket science going on here. But then, who wants science so early in the morning anyway!?! Actually, any pork product wrapped up in any substance is actually a pig in a blanket. So actually, a hot dog is officially a pig in a blanket. As is a pork sandwich. So I guess you could have cow in a blanket, fish in a blanket or any substance you want to wrap up in a breaded covering you can have in a blanket. But not today, today is all about that pig in a blanket.

How to celebrate – Start your day off right with a pig in a blanket! Invent your own kind of pig in a blanket. Don’t think too hard about what you are eating because you may not want it anymore!