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Celebrating Food Holidays

May 7th is Roast Leg of Lamb Day. Did you know that? No really, did you? What about May 24th, it’s Escargot day. That is definitely a day I will not be participating in.

If you have tons of cookbooks and are kinda bored of the same old thing, you can pick up a copy of Food Fest 365! which features actual National Food Holidays and recipes to accompany them. My favorite would have to be April 8th: Empanada day. The featured recipe for this day is Mac N Cheese Empanadas and they look delicious!

You can actually find this book on amazon for a great price: FoodFest 365!: The Officially Fun Food Holiday Cookbook

If you are curious about all the National Food Holidays, you can see them all below. If you pick up the book, you can create recipes for every kind of food holiday. It is a fun thing to do with your kids!!

Tell us, what’s your favorite food holiday?

January 1: Celebrate National Soup Month
January 2: National Cream Puff Day
January 3: National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day
January 4: National Spaghetti Day
January 5: National Whipped Cream Day
January 6: National Shortbread Day
January 7: Celebrate National Oatmeal Month
January 8: National English Toffee Day
January 9: National Apricot Day
January 10: National Bittersweet Chocolate Day
January 11: National Milk Day
January 12: National Curried Chicken Day
January 13: National Peach Melba Day
January 14: National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day
January 15: National Strawberry Ice Cream Day
January 16: National Fig Newton Day
January 17: Celebrate National Wheat Bread Month
January 18: National Peking Duck Day
January 19: National Popcorn Day
January 20: National Granola Bar Day
January 21: National New England Clam Chowder Day
January 22: National Blonde Brownie Day
January 23: National Rhubarb Pie Day
January 24: National Peanut Butter Day
January 25: Celebrate National Egg Month
January 26: National Pistachio Day
January 27: National Chocolate Cake Day
January 28: National Blueberry Pancake Day
January 29: National Corn Chip Day
January 30: National Croissant Day
January 31: Celebrate National Meat Month

February 1: National Baked Alaska Day
February 2: National Heavenly Hash Day
February 3: National Carrot Cake Day
February 4: National Homemade Soup Day
February 5: National Chocolate Fondue Day
February 6: celebrate National Sweet Potato Month
February 7: National Fettuccini Alfredo Day
February 8: National Molasses Bar Day
February 9: National Pistachio Day
February 10: National Pizza Pie Day
February 11: National Peppermint Patty Day
February 12: National Plum Pudding Day
February 13: National Tortellini Day
February 14: National Cream Filled Chocolates Day
February 15: National Gum Drop Day
February 16: National Almond Day
February 17: National Indian Pudding Day
February 18: National Crab Stuffed Flounder Day
February 19: National Chocolate Mint Day
February 20: National Cherry Pie Day
February 21: National Sticky Bun Day
February 22: Celebrate National Grapefruit Month
February 23: National Banana Bread Day
February 24: National Tortilla Chip Day
February 25: National Clam Chowder Day
February 26: National Pistachio Day
February 27: National Strawberry Day
February 28: National Chocolate Souffle Day
February 29: Celebrate National Cherry Month

March 1: National Fruit Compote Day
March 2: National Banana Cream Pie Day
March 3: National Cold Cuts Day
March 4: National Pound Cake Day
March 5: National Cheese Doodle Day
March 6: National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day
March 7: National Cereal Day
March 8: National Peanut Cluster Day
March 9: National Crab Meat Day
March 10: National Blueberry Popover Day
March 11: National Oatmeal Nuts Waffles Day
March 12: National Baked Scallops Day
March 13: National Coconut Torte Day
March 14: National Potato Chip Day
March 15: National Pears Helene Day
March 16: National Artichoke Hearts Day
March 17: National Corned Beef and Cabbage Day
March 18: National Lacy Oatmeal Cookie Day
March 19: National Chocolate Caramel Day
March 20: National Ravioli Day
March 21: National French Bread Day
March 22: Celebrate National Celery Month
March 23: National Melba Toast Day
March 24: National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day
March 25: National Waffle Day
March 26: National Spinach Day
March 27: National Spanish Paella Day
March 28: National Black Forest Cake Day
March 29: National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day
March 30: Celebrate National Peanut Month
March 31: National Tater Day

April 1: National Sourdough Bread Day
April 2: National Peanut butter and Jelly Day
April 3: National Chocolate Mousse Day
April 4: National Cordon Bleu Day
April 5: National Raisin and Spice Bar Day
April 6: National Caramel Popcorn Day
April 7: Celebrate National Florida Tomato Month
April 8: National Empanada Day
April 9: National Chinese Almond Cookie Day
April 10: National Cinnamon Crescent Day
April 11: National Cheese Fondue Day
April 12: National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day
April 13: National Peach Cobbler Day
April 14: National Pecan Day
April 15: National Glazed Spiral Ham Day
April 16: National Eggs Benedict Day
April 17: National Cheese ball Day
April 18: Animal Crackers Birthday
April 19: National Garlic Day
April 20: National Pineapple Upside-down Cake Day
April 21: National Chocolate-covered Cashew Truffle Day
April 22: National Jelly Bean Day
April 23: National Cherry Cheesecake Day
April 24: National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day
April 25: National Zucchini Bread Day
April 26: National Pretzel Day
April 27: National Prime Rib Day
April 28: National Blueberry Pie Day
April 29: National Shrimp Scampi Day
April 30: National Oatmeal Cookie Day

May 1: National Chocolate Parfait Day
May 2: National Truffles Day
May 3: National Raspberry Tart Day
May 4: National Orange Juice Day
May 5: National Chocolate Custard Day
May 6: National Crepes Suzette Day
May 7: National Roast Leg of Lamb Day
May 8: Celebrate National Salsa Month
May 9: National Butterscotch Brownie Day
May 10: National Shrimp Day
May 11: Celebrate National Gazpacho Avocado Month
May 12: National Nutty Fudge Day
May 13: National Fruit Cocktail Day
May 14: National Buttermilk Biscuit Day
May 15: National Chocolate Chip Day
May 16: Celebrate National Asparagus Month
May 17: National Cherry Cobbler Day
May 18: National Cheese Souffle Day
May 19: National Devil’s Food Cake Day
May 20: National Quiche Lorraine Day
May 21: National Strawberries and Cream Day
May 22: National Vanilla Pudding Day
May 23: National Taffy Day
May 24: National Escargot Day
May 25: Celebrate National Egg Month
May 26: National Blueberry Cheesecake Day
May 27: National Grape Popsicle Day
May 28: National Brisket Day
May 29: Celebrate National Salad Month
May 30: Celebrate National Barbeque Month
May 31: National Macaroon Day

First Friday in June: National Donut Day
June 1: National Hazelnut Cake Day
June 2: National Rocky Road Ice Cream Day
June 3: National Egg Day
June 4: National Frozen Yogurt Day
June 5: National Gingerbread Day
June 6: National Applesauce Cake Day
June 7: National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
June 8: National Jelly-filled Doughnut Day
June 9: National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day
June 10: National Herbs and Spice Day
June 11: National German Chocolate Cake Day
June 12: National Peanut Butter Cookie Day
June 13: Celebrate National Papaya Month
June 14: National Strawberry Shortcake Day
June 15: National Lobster Day
June 16: National Fudge Day
June 17: National Apple Strudel Day
June 18: National Cherry Tart Day
June 19: Celebrate National Dairy Month
June 20: National Vanilla Milkshake Day
June 21: National Peaches and Cream Day
June 22: National Onion Rings Day
June 23: National Pecan Sandy Day
June 24: National Pralines Day
June 25: National Strawberry Parfait Day
June 26: National Chocolate Pudding Day
June 27: National Orange Blossom Day
June 28: National Tapioca Day
June 29: National Almond Butter Crunch Day
June 30: National Ice Cream Soda Day

July 1: National Gingersnap Day
July 2: Celebrate National Hot Dog Month
July 3: Eat Beans Day
July 4: National Cesar Salad Day
July 5: National Apple Turnover Day
July 6: National Fried Chicken Day
July 7: National Strawberry Sundae Day
July 8: National Chocolate with Almonds Day
July 9: National Sugar Cookie Day
July 10:National Pina Colada Day
July 11: National Blueberry Muffin Day
July 12: National Pecan Pie Day
July 13: National French Fries Day
July 14: National Macaroni Day
July 15: National Tapioca Pudding Day
July 16: National Corn Fritters Day
July 17: National Peach Ice Cream Day
July 18: National Caviar Day
July 19: Celebrate Ice Cream Month
July 20: National Lollipop Day
July 21: National Junk Food Day
July 22: National Penuche Fudge Day
July 23: National Vanilla Ice Cream Day
July 24: Celebrate National Baked Bean Month
July 25: National Hot Fudge Sundae Day
July 26: Celebrate National Hotdog Month
July 27: National Creme Brule Day
July 28: National Milk Chocolate Day
July 29: Cheese Sacrifice Purchase Day
July 30: National Cheese Cake Day
July 31: Jump For Jelly Beans Day

August 1: National Raspberry Cream Pie Day
August 2: National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
August 3: National Watermelon Day
August 4: National Lasagna Day
August 5: National Mustard Day
August 6: National Root Bear Float Day
August 7: National Raspberries in Cream Day
August 8: National Zucchini Day
August 9: National Rice Pudding Day
August 10: National S’mores Day
August 11: National Raspberry Tart Day
August 12: National Julienne Fries Day
August 13: National Filet Mignon Day
August 14: National Creamsicle Day
August 15: National Lemon Meringue Pie Day
August 16: National Bratwurst Day
August 17: National Vanilla Custard Day
August 18: National Soft Ice Cream Day
August 19: National Potato Day
August 20: National Lemonade Day
August 21: National Pecan Torte Day
August 22: National Eat a Peach Day
August 23: National Sponge Cake Day
August 24: National Peach Pie Day
August 25: National Spumoni Day
August 26: National Cherry Popsicle Day
August 27: National Banana Lovers Day
August 28: National Cherry Turnover Day
August 29: National More Herbs, Less Salt Day
August 30: National Toasted Marshmallow Day
August 31: National Trail Mix Day

September 1: National Cherry Popover Day
September 2: National Blueberry Popsicle Day
September 3: Celebrate National Potato Month
September 4: National Macadamia Nut Day
September 5: National Cheese Pizza Day
September 6: Celebrate National Rice Month
September 7: National Acorn Squash Day
September 8: National Date Nut Bread Day
September 9: National Weiner schnitzel Day
September 10: National TV dinner Day
September 11: National Hot Cross Bun Day
September 12: National Chocolate Milkshake Day
September 13: National Peanut Day
September 14: National Cream Filled Donut Day
September 15: National Linguini Day
September 16: National Guacamole Day
September 17: National Apple Dumpling Day
September 18: National Cheeseburger Day
September 19: National Butterscotch Pudding Day
September 20: Celebrate National Biscuit Month
September 21: National Pecan Cookie Day
September 22: National Ice Cream Cone Day
September 23: National White Chocolate Day
September 24: National Cherries Jubilee Day
September 25: National Crabmeat Newburg Day
September 26: National Pancake Day
September 27: National Chocolate Milk Day
September 28: National Strawberry Cream Pie Day
September 29: National Linguini Day
September 30: Celebrate National Chicken Month

October 1: World Vegetarian Day
October 2: National Fried Scallops Day
October 3: National Caramel Custard Day
October 4: National Taco Day
October 5: National Apple Betty Day
October 6: National Noodle Day
October 7: National Frappe Day
October 8: Celebrate National Chili Month
October 9: Celebrate National Apple Month
October 10: National Angel Food Cake Day
October 11: World Egg Day
October 12: Celebrate National Popcorn Popping Month
October 13: National Yorkshire Pudding Day
October 14: Celebrate National Pretzel Month
October 15: National Chicken Cacciatore Day
October 16: Celebrate National Seafood Month
October 17: National Pasta Day
October 18: National Chocolate Cupcake Day
October 19: National Seafood Bisque Day
October 20: Celebrate National Pork Month
October 21: National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day
October 22: National Nut Day
October 23: National Boston Cream Pie Day
October 24: National Bologna Day
October 25: National Greasy Foods Day
October 26: National Mincemeat Pie Day
October 27: National Potato Day
October 28: National Chocolate Day
October 29: National Oatmeal Day
October 30: National Candy Corn Day
October 31: National Candy Apple Day

November 1: National Vinegar Day
November 2: National Deviled Egg Day
November 3: National Sandwich Day
November 4: National Candy Day
November 5: National Doughnut Day
November 6: National Nachos Day
November 7: National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day
November 8: Celebrate National Raisin Bread Day
November 9: Celebrate National Vegan Month
November 10: National Vanilla Cupcake Day
November 11: National Sundae Day
November 12: National Chicken Soup for the Soul Day
November 13: National Indian Pudding Day
November 14: National Pickle Day
November 15: National Raisin Bran Cereal Day
November 16: Celebrate National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month
November 17: National Homemade Bread Day
November 18: Celebrate National Georgia Pecan Month
November 19: Celebrate National Pepper Month
November 20: National Peanut Butter Fudge Day
November 21: National Gingerbread Day
November 22: National Cashew Day
November 23: National Eat a Cranberry Day
November 24: National Sardines Day
November 25: National Parfait Day
November 26: National Cake Day
November 27: National Bavarian Cream Pie Day
November 28: National French Toast Day
November 29: National Lemon Cream Pie Day
November 30: National Mousse Day

December 1: National Eat a Red Apple Day
December 2: National Fritters Day
December 3: National Apple Pie Day
December 4: National Cookie Day
December 5: National Sachertorte Day
December 6: National Microwave Oven Day
December 7: National Cotton Candy Day
December 8: National Chocolate Brownie Day
December 9: National Pastry Day
December 10: Celebrate National Fruit Cake Month
December 11: National Noodle Ring Day
December 12: National Cocoa Day
December 13: National Ice Cream and Violins Day
December 14: National Bouillabaisse Day
December 15: National Cupcake Day
December 16: National Chocolate Covered Anything Day
December 17: National Maple Syrup Day
December 18: National Roast Pig Day
December 19: National Hard Candy Day
December 20: National Fried Shrimp Day
December 21: National Kiwi Fruit Day
December 22: National Date Nut Bread Day
December 23: National Pfeffernuesse Day
December 24: National Egg Nog Day
December 25: National Pumpkin Pie Day
December 26: National Candy Cane Day
December 27: National Fruit Cake Day
December 28: National Chocolate Candy Day
December 29: National Pepper Pot Day
December 30: National Bicarbonate of Soda Day
December 31: Celebrate National Egg Nog Month

What’s your favorite day?

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    April 8th is National Empanada Day and you should see the Mac N Cheese Empanadas in that book!

  • Brittany b

    This is hilarious! It’d be fun to cook through the book!

  • Allison Kinyon

    My daughter and I had those for lunch. I had no idea!

  • Modern Day Moms

    Allison Kinyon – You were ‘with it’ and you didn’t even know it :)

  • Marilyn Morales

    Too funny… I’ve been craving PB&J

  • Marilyn Morales

    Had it today

  • Modern Day Moms

    Marilyn Morales – There is still time! You can always make it a grilled PB&J too… ;)

  • Modern Day Moms

    Marilyn Morales – Awesome.

  • Marilyn Morales

    Oh grilled…going to have to try it ….sounds yummy!

  • Allison Kinyon

    Grilled DOES sound yummy! Funny enough, we’re having grilled cheese for dinner…ODing on the sandwiches today ;)

  • Modern Day Moms

    Allison Kinyon – Please tell me you saw my recent grilled cheese post?!?! We’re all about the sandwiches too.

  • Allison Kinyon

    I hadn’t seen that post, but that does look delicious…I have to admit, my grilled cheese sandwiches are pretty crispy ;) I make them on the griddle and do spread the butter…after making it nice and soft.

  • Modern Day Moms

    Allison Kinyon – Mmmm. Want.

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