March 7th National Cereal Day

Cereal came about because by the mid-1800’s people began to realize that eating meat, drinking alcohol and washing it all down with coffee may not be the healthiest way to eat. They, of course, were right. However some, like John Harvey Kellogg, had the right idea they too went a little too far to the extreme insisting that daily enemas and harsher treatments were required to keep one healthy. Will, his brother, promoted Kellogg’s in a lighter mode and made the business what it is today. National Cereal Day has been celebrated since 2005.

How to celebrate – Have a bowl of cereal. See how many types or brands of cereal you can name. Make your own new cereal.

February 24th National Toast Day

February 24th National Toast Day

This day is celebrated on the last Thursday of February so the dates will change. This year it’s on the 24th obviously. The day was created back in 2014 by the Tiptree World Bread Awards in the UK. Since then it has world wide and celebrated nearly every place bread is available, which means, everywhere! It’s a simple enough item to make, you just need bread and fire and that has been around for over 8,000 years according to historians.

How to celebrate – Make your own bread. Figure out which brand of bread is your favorite. Learn how to make fire.

February 5th and 18th Ice Cream For Breakfast Day & Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day

Well there are technically 2 days in February around this theme. The 1st one in the month was created by Florence Rappaport, who had 6 kids, in the 1960’s and set on the first Saturday in February, which this year happens to be the fifth. The 2nd one is a day to bring awareness to childhood cancer. 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. Support childhood cancer centers.

February 5th and 18th Ice Cream For Breakfast Day & Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day

Well there are technically 2 days in February around this theme. The 1st one in the month was created by Florence Rappaport, who had 6 kids, in the 1960’s and set on the first Saturday in February, which this year happens to be the fifth. The 2nd one is a day to bring awareness to childhood cancer. 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. Support childhood cancer centers.

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.