June 17th Eat Your Vegetables Day

It is only appropriate that since yesterday was learning all about fresh vegetables today should be the day we eat those vegetables! We know vegetables are healthier than most of the things we eat and therefore better for us. In fact, the more vegetables we eat at a meal the less of other things we eat and therefore we are eating healthier. Naturally that doesn’t include all the salt, sauces and cheese we add to the vegetables where we pretend we are eating healthier. Many of our tasted are acquired. If our parents didn’t like certain vegetables we won’t like them either. However, as we age our tastes change and we expand those things we eat. So try a few vegetables you never had as a child, who knows… you just might like them.

How to celebrate – Eat your veggies. Prepare more vegetables for your meals. Try vegetables you’ve never tried before.

March 14th National Potato Chip Day

George Crum was the chef at a Saratoga Springs, NY restaurant. In 1853, he sent out a plate of food to a customer that sent it back complaining the potatoes were too thick. Crum sliced the potatoes thinner and sent the plate back out. The customer again returned the plate with the same concern. This time Crum got mad and sliced the potatoes as thin as he could and fried them and sent it back out with revenge in mind. The customer, whose name remains unknown, loved the potatoes and the Potato Chip was born.

How to celebrate – Have some potato chips, because, no one can eat just one. Learn how to make your own potato chips. Visit the Lays factory.