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DECK THE HOLIDAY'S: 10/06/16

Thursday, October 6, 2016

4 UNUSUAL PUMPKINS FOR FALL DECORATING!

   Offbeat pumpkins are stealing the spotlight from ordinary varieties.




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Green Goblin

Origin: An heirloom from Chioggia, Italy; also called sea pumpkin but most commonly sold as ‘Marina di Chioggia’.

Design cred: Knobby blue-green skin has frosty highlights.

Can you eat it? You definitely should! It’s delicious cut into wedges, drizzled with olive oil, seasoned with salt and herbs, and roasted until tender.




Cinderella pumpkin



Cinderella

Origin: An heirloom from France; also sold as ‘Rouge Vif d’Etampes’.

Design cred: It’s easy to see how the softly flattened top and ridged, deep orange skin could have inspired Cinderella’s carriage in Charles Perrault’s classic French fairy tale.

Can you eat it? Yes, the rich orange flesh is tasty in pies.


                                     

Mini Fairytale pumpkin
 
 

Mini Fairytale

 
Origin: A miniature version of an heirloom from France.

Design cred: It’s small (less than 3 pounds) and smooth, and its green skin ripens to orange-tan.

Can you eat it? Sure, in pies. You can also make soup; reserve the top and the hollowed-out shell to use as a pretty serving bowl.




'La Estrella' pumpkin
 
 
 

'La Estrella'

Origin: A tropical calabaza hybrid from Florida.

Design cred: Subtle orange skin is splashed with soft green and tan.

Can you eat it? Yes, the orange flesh is good in soups, purées, and pies, or you can slice and roast

DIY FANGED PUMPKINS TO MAKE....OOOOHHHH SOOO SCCCAAARRRRY!!!!





 
   Grouped together on the mantel, Drac-o'-lantern and pals create a Transylvanian scene. Run-of-the-mill pushpins turn into devilish red eyes. I found these on www.marthastewart.com .  Enjoy making these from real pumpkins or if you want them year after year, use the small fake ones.

Tools and Materials

Thumbtack or pin
Small white pumpkin (For a big bite, choose a small pumpkin so the plastic vampire teeth seem huge)
Miniature saw
Plastic vampire teeth
Small red map tacks


  1. Print mouth template. Lay template on pumpkin, and poke thumbtack through, all along outline, to transfer design. Cut out with saw; remove excess flesh.
  2. Wedge teeth into hole.
  3. For eyes, pin map tacks onto pumpkin.
  4. Fangs, partycity.com. Map pins, 1/8 inch, in Red; latitudesmapstore.net.

HALLOWEEN AROUND THE WORLD, PART I!!




Austria

    In Austria, some people leave bread, water, and a lighted lamp on the table when they go to bed. The reason why it is done is that it was believed by doing so it would welcome the dead souls back to earth for this particular night was a night of strong cosmic energies. In Austria Catholics celebrate the entire period between October 30 and November 8 as Seleenwoche or Alls Souls' Week.
    On All Saints' Day Catholics attend church services in honor of the saints, the martyrs and those who have died for the Catholic faith. People may also visit their family’s graves to beautify them with wreaths and small lanterns. Sometimes a mass is said at the gravesite and the grave sprinkled with holy water.
   On November 2 or All Souls' Day, Catholics attend a special Requiem masses, where they remember those who may be close to them that have died. Prayers for the dead are said and votive candles are lit to honor their memory.










Belgium

    In Belgium people believed that it was bad luck for a black cat to cross your path. It was believed that it was unlucky for a black cat also to come into their homes or travel on their ships.
   In Belgium people light candles in memory of their dead relatives.










England

   In Great Britain everyone wants to welcome the friendly spirits so special soul-cakes for them. When children in costumes called upon their neighbors' homes on Halloween they would be given soul-cakes too!
   In some parts of Britain Halloween in the past was known as Mischief Night. It was a night for mischief making. People would take the doors off their hinges on this night. The doors were also often thrown into ponds, or taken a long way away.
   In England it is said that elves road on the backs of the villagers' cats. The cats had fun but the villagers did not and would lock their cats up so that the elves could not catch them.
   Children were told not to sit in the circles of yellow and white flowers were fairies have danced as they may be stolen by the fairies. It was also bad to sit under the hawthorn tree because the fairies loved to dance on them and if they saw them their tempers would be prickled.









   In England the black cat was considered to be good luck were as a white cat was considered to be bad luck.
   In England children make "punkies " out of large beets. They cut out a design of their choice into the beet. Then they carry them through the streets and sing the Punkie Night Song. They knock on doors and ask for money.
   In some parts of England turnip Lanterns are place on gateposts to protect homes from the spirits.
   In England Halloween was nicknamed, Nutcracker Night or Snap Apple Night. Families would sit before a great fire in the hearth, roasting nuts and eating apples. They told stories and played holiday games. It was an evening of great fun and merriment.
   In England they continued to practice their deep-rooted, ancient pagan rites well after the arrival of Christianity in the middle of the sixth century. The Church fathers had become concerned that the popularity of non-Christian festivals was growing at the expense of Christian holy days.
   Pope Gregory I,  in 601 issued a decree to his missionaries about the faith and customs of the people whom he wanted to convert to Christianity. Gregory knew that it would be impossible to eradicate the beliefs of the natives totally and so suggested to his priests that they "convert" them whenever possible.










   If the native people worshipped at a well, or sacred grove, Gregory informed his missionaries to enshrine them to Christ and let the worship continue.
   Gregory's successor Pope Boniface IV in 609,  declared May 13 All Saints' Day. Unfortunately, while pagans were happy to add All Saints' Day to their calendar, they were unwilling to give up their existing festival of the dead and continued to celebrate Samhain.
   Intent on eliminating the ongoing power of the pagan beliefs, Pope Gregory III followed in the footsteps of the earlier Christian leaders and intentionally united the Christian All Saints' Day to the festival of Samhain. He then moved All Saints' Day to November 1, which became more commonly known as All Hallows. Because Samhain had traditionally fallen the night before All Hallows, it eventually became known as All Hallows' Even' or Hallowe'en.
   Previous church leaders to Gregory III discouraged the Samhain tradition of wearing frightening costumes, but Gregory decided instead to allow people to dress up in honor of the saints. Other traditions, such as begging for food and kindling, were made legal by the Church, providing that any food that was given to the beggars would be given to the poor, rather than to appease the spirits.









   The Church also added a second day to the festival, this fell on November 2 and was called All Souls' Day and was dedicated to the souls of those who are still left in purgatory. These souls had to endure the punishment of purgatory for their sins. It was believed that the lighting of candles and the saying of prayers for the dead would shorten the time they were to suffer in purgatory before they would rise to heaven.
   The Tradition of begging for food soon was replaced with souling or Soul Caking. The idea was for children to go from door to door asking for money to give to the poor and a soul cake to have for themselves. Every cake they would receive, the children would say a prayer for the souls of the dead.
   Soul cakes were called many different names throughout England such as Saumas or soul mass cakes which were dark fruitcakes, another cake was covered in caraway seeds and made into a bun.
   In the North of England the tradition of lighting bonfires was central to the Halloween celebration. Superstition was still strong as a result of the aftermath of the witch-hunts; witches were believed to take to the air to harass everyone at Halloween.
   Halloween was called Tan Day for the township of Lancashire. Tan day was so named as it was the Celtic tein, or fire and pitchforks full of burning hay were flung into the air to scare the witches. Another reason was the heat and the smoke of the bonfires would also drive away any airborne witches.







Canada- 

   In Canada people welcome trick-or-treaters by placing pumpkins called jack-o'-lanterns in their windows.
   Also in Canada it is bad luck for a black cat to cross your path, enter your home, or even enter your ship.
   In Canada people give trick-or-treaters sweets to make sure they are not played a trick on.
   Children make Jack-o'-lanterns for Halloween.
   Dressing up as witches, ghosts and beasts for trick-or-treating is done also.










Ireland

    Thousands of years ago there was a tribe of farmers called the Celts. They knew that the sun helped make their crops grow, so when autumn came the sun began to fade and they believed that the sun would be winter's prisoner for six months.
   They were worried that the sun would not return so to make sure it did they held a festival on October 31. During which, they asked the sun to return safely in the summer. All the cooking fires were put out and a huge bonfire was lit on the hillside. Here they prayed the sun would shine brightly after winter was over.
   The next morning they would return to the hillside take a piece of the burning wood from the remains of the bonfire and light new fires so as to bring good luck. Feasts were held over the new fires and people would dress up in costumes made out of animal skins. It was believed these costumes would protect people from bad luck.










   This is how Halloween is said to have begun and is still celebrated today.
   Cats were considered by the Celts too be spirits and that cats could predict the future.
   In Ireland the black cat was considered to be bad luck and if it crosses your path while walking or crosses the threshold of your home or ship it was considered bad luck.
   In Ireland children would cut scary faces into hollowed-out turnips, large rutabagas, or potatoes. Then place and candle inside them.
   Children once enjoyed throwing cabbages and turnips at doors at Halloween time. Smashing bottles near windows was also done in fun.
   The Celts referred to Halloween as The Samhain Festival. It was during this time that you would lead your livestock home from summer pastures to the winter shelters. Samhain Eve was a time when the veil between the worlds of the living and the dead grew thinner, and ghosts ventured toward the warmth if people's homes and hearths. On the Eve the Celts built bonfires in memory of their departed ancestors and left food and drink on their tables overnight for eating by the ghosts.
   The tenth-century abbot of Cliny Odile changed Samhain's name to All Saints' Day. October 31 became All Hallows' Eve or Hallowes' Even, and eventually would become Halloween. Halloween is now for the children, whose practice of trick-or-treating has its roots in the English custom of "soul-caking". From medieval times onward poor people would beg door-to-door for spiced cakes that the householders would award as payment for prayers the beggars promised to say for the householders' ancestors. This song was referred to as the soul-cakers song










   In Ireland they continued to practice their deep-rooted, ancient pagan rites well after the arrival of Christianity in the middle of the sixth century. The Church fathers had become concerned that the popularity of non-Christian festivals was growing at the expense of Christian holy days.
   Pope Gregory I, in 601 issued a decree to his missionaries about the faith and customs of the people whom he wanted to convert to Christianity. Gregory knew that it would be impossible to eradicate the beliefs of the natives totally and so suggested to his priests that they "convert" them whenever possible.
   If the native people worshipped at a well, or sacred grove, Gregory informed his missionaries to enshrine them to Christ and let the worship continue.
   Gregory's successor Pope Boniface IV in 609, declared May 13 All Saints' Day. Unfortunately, while pagans were happy to add All Saints' Day to their calendar, they were unwilling to give up their existing festival of the dead and continued to celebrate Samhain.
   Intent on eliminating the ongoing power of the pagan beliefs, Pope Gregory III followed in the footsteps of the earlier Christian leaders and intentionally united the Christian All Saints' Day to the festival of Samhain. He then moved All Saints' Day to November 1, which became more commonly known as All Hallows. Because Samhain had traditionally fallen the night before All Hallows, it eventually became known as All Hallows' Even' or Hallowe'en.
   Previous church leaders to Gregory III discouraged the Samhain tradition of wearing frightening costumes, but Gregory decided instead to allow people to dress up in honor of the saints. Other traditions, such as begging for food and kindling, were made legal by the Church, providing that any food that was given to the beggars would be given to the poor, rather than to appease the spirits.





  




   The Church also added a second day to the festival, this fell on November 2 and was called All Souls' Day and was dedicated to the souls of those who are still left in purgatory. These souls had to endure the punishment of purgatory for their sins. It was believed that the lighting of candles and the saying of prayers for the dead would shorten the time they were to suffer in purgatory before they would rise to heaven.









China

    In China the Halloween festival is known as Teng Chieh in which food and water are placed in front of photographs of relatives of people. Bonfires and lanterns are lit to light the spirits path back to earth.
   Another Halloween festival is called The Feast of the Hungry Ghosts. In China the souls of the dead, particularly during the seventh lunar month, wander the earth in search of affection. They are known as the hungry ghosts because of their hunger for recognition and care.
   The number of souls is usually increased by those who died unnatural deaths, and who may not have been given a proper burial or burial place which their families could










visit in order to pay them respect. Other such Hungry ghosts that are abroad during this month are the spirits of people whose families had either died out or who showed no concern for their welfare in the beyond. Bereft of comfort, they feel abandoned and, lacking ancestral worship, may turn malignant and become powerful threats to the living.
   The purpose of the Festival of the Hungry Ghosts, is dedicated to the earthbound spirits. Its purpose is to make them feel welcome and to satisfy their spiritual hunger. This will placate any possible anger they might have and gain their gratitude.
   In the sacred ritual of the day, the spirits are offered joss sticks, food and gifts. The gifts, made of paper, represent objects with which they were familiar while on earth and are intended to make them feel at home. Paper money is burnt on their behalf, to pay for their expenses in the netherworld. Fires are lit to light the way for the hungry ghosts and a gesture of welcome.









Czechoslovakia

    In Czechoslovakia chairs are placed by the fireside. There is a chair for each family member and one for each family member’s spirit.








Germany

   In Germany people put their knives away. This is done as they do not want to risk hurting the returning spirits.
   In the regions of Bavaria and Austria in Southern Germany, Catholics celebrate the entire period between October 30 and November 8 as Seleenwoche or Alls Souls' Week.
   On All Saints' Day Catholics attend church services in honor of the saints, the martyrs and those who have died for the Catholic faith. People may also visit their family’s graves to beautify them with wreaths and small lanterns. Sometimes a mass is said at the gravesite and the grave sprinkled with holy water.
   On November 2 or All Souls' Day, Catholics attend a special Requiem masses, where they remember those who may be close to them that have died. Prayers for the dead are said and votive candles are lit to honor their memory.








Hong Kong

   In Hong Kong there is a festival similar to Halloween. During the Hungry Ghosts Festival or Yue Lan, ghosts and spirits roam the world for 24 hours. Some people burn pictures of fruit or money. This was believed to reach the spirit world and comfort the ghosts on this day.









Italy

    In Italy they make cakes in the shape of beans. These cakes are called Beans of the Dead.
   In Southern Italy families prepare a special feast for the souls of the departed on All Souls' Day. The families would set the table with a bountiful meal. Then they would all go to church to pray for the souls of the deceased. They stayed there all day, leaving their home open so that the spirits could enter and enjoy the feast.
When the family came home to find that their offerings hadn't been consumed it meant that the spirits disapproved of their home and would work evil against them during the coming year.
   In Italy November 1 has become a public holiday.
   On All Saints' Day Catholics attend church services in honor of the saints, the martyrs and those who have died for the Catholic faith. People may also visit their family’s graves to beautify them with wreaths and small lanterns. Sometimes a mass is said at the gravesite and the grave sprinkled with holy water.
   On November 2 or All Souls' Day, Catholics attend a special Requiem masses, where they remember those who may be close to them that have died. Prayers for the dead are said and votive candles are lit to honor their memory.

THE OTHER OCTOBER HOLIDAYS, BESIDES EVERYBODY'S FAVORITE......HALLOWEEN!!!!!





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 If your calendar is like mine, we're both missing out. Did you know that you can celebrate a different holiday every day during the month of October? Check out the list of special holidays below, guaranteed to be thought-provoking, or just make you smile!





October 1st, World Vegetarian Day- a day when all are urged to partake in meatless menus, and for those already living the vegetarian lifestyle to celebrate the choice that safeguards their own health, protects the earth, and saves the lives of countless animals.

October 2nd,  Name Your Car Day- a day set aside to choose a name for your car that suits its character. Let's just hope your car doesn't have a personality like the one in Stephen King's novel Christine!

October 3rd,  Income Tax Day-I'm not sure why anyone would want to actually celebrate the day that the dreaded Federal Income Tax was made a part of our lives back in 1913, but I guess it takes all kinds of people to make the world go round.

October 4th, Visit Your Cousin in Prison Day-Who comes up with these holidays, anyway? If you do go to visit an incarcerated family member, don't forget to take the ubiquitous prison gift of a cake with a file baked into it. The old English proverb "Blood is thicker than water" rings true on this day.

October 5th, National Diversity Day, a day to celebrate and strive to understand and accept the races, religions, nationalities, disabilities, sexual orientations, ages and genders that make up our world population.





October 6th, World Smile Day-  Today, give everyone you meet a big smile! Harvey Ball, who created the smiley face back in 1963, also had the idea for World Smile Day. Mr. Ball was concerned that his smiley face had become too commercialized, and decided everyone should set aside one day each year to spread smiles and random acts of kindness all over the world.

October 7th, Bathtub Day-  which celebrates the initial British appearance in 1828 of the bathtub as a part of our everyday life. Be sure to include your own bathtub in today's festivities so he/she won't feel left out!

October 8th, Tube Top Day- commemorating the first appearance of the tube top, a wardrobe staple of the  70's and 80's, every guy is waiting for this one. Celebrate by going out and buying one in every color!  Then go out and show them off.

October 9th, Meet A Friend for Lunch Day- Take time out of your busy work day to schmooze with your best friend!






October 10th, Tuxedo Day-  celebrating the American debut of the tuxedo circa 1886 in New York City.

October 11th, You Go, Girl Day-  a day for celebrating courageous women who go out into the world and accomplish their goals by never giving up.

October 12nd, World Egg Day-  celebrating the egg. Yes, the humble egg, staple food of the masses. I wonder how the chickens of the world feel about this day?

October 13th U.S. Navy Day-  Back in the 1970s, it was discovered that the birthday of the Continental Navy was October 13th, 1775, and this date was chosen as the official holiday.

October 14th, Monarch Day- Nature lovers in California anticipate this day when millions of monarch butterflies return to Santa Cruz, Fremont, Malibu, Big Sur, and other coastal California cities.




October 15th,  is National Grouch Day-  Celebrate your favorite grouch on this day! Buy him or her a small gift, and maybe they'll know longer be grouchy when they realize someone cares.

October 16th, World Food Day-  First celebrated world wide in 1945, this day fosters awareness and understanding of world hunger. Forget your diet today - instead, be thankful you have food!

October 17th,  Brain Cell Reduction Day-  Whoever came up with this holiday obviously was missing a few brain cells already.

October 18th,  Long Distance Day-  a holiday to commemorate the first long-distance phone line that was established between New York City and Chicago in 1892. This would be a good day to reach out across the miles and call friends and family.

October 19th, Dress Like a Total Dork Day- How does a total dork dress? I suppose only a true dork could answer that question. In the meantime, have a happy day!






October 20th,  Shampoo Day- conceived to celebrate the history of shampoo.  Wash, rinse, and repeat.

October 21st,  Can Can Day-  which commemorates the first performance of the popular dance circa 1858 in Paris.

October 22nd, Used Car Day- The first used car dealership was opened in 1897 in London, England. This day has been set aside to recognize the beginning of what is now a time-honored way of buying a vehicle.  Stay away from the lemons!!

October 23rd, Do It Yourself Day- Be motivated to choose a challenge, them go out and succeed as Blanche Scott did in 1910 when she was the first woman to make a solo airplane flight.

October 24th, Match Day- Today's holiday commemorates the day in 1836 when Alonzo Philips of Springfield, MA, first patented the invention of the household match .



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October 25th,  Picasso Day-  Today is the birthday of the modern artist Picasso, born in 1881. Draw an abstract picture today in his honor!

October 26th,  Mule Day-  remembering the first mules who ever arrived in the United States in 1785.

October 27th,  Boxer Shorts Day- These comfy underpants first appeared in 1901. Celebrate the day by donning a pair and relaxing!

October 28th, Statue of Liberty Day- In 1886, the Statue of Liberty was dedicated in New York harbor, and this day celebrates Lady Liberty, symbol of freedom.

October 29th, the Internet's Birthday- Did you know that the Internet had a birthday? It all started back in 1979, when two college students linked computers at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which resulted in the birth of the Internet we know and love today. I was going to send the internet a card, but I'm still on dial up.....might take awhile!!







October 30th, Bodybuilder's Day-  This holiday is celebrated on the birthday of Charles Atlas, the famous bodybuilder, who was born on this date in 1893. Han's and Franz is coming by your house! And they're going to.......PUMP YOU UP!!!!!

October 31st, not just Halloween! It's also National Magic day- This day honors the memory of the great magician, Harry Houdini, who died on this date in 1926.



Have a Happy October and a Spoooookkky Halllooowweeen!!! OOOOOHHHHH!!

OCTOBER FOOD HOLIDAYS TO GET THE FALL SEASON GOING!!








  In America, there is a National Food Holiday for every day of the year. This means that you can celebrate food all year long instead of only enjoying great foods on holidays such as Christmas and Thanksgiving. This article features a list of the National Food Holidays for the month of October. You'll even find suggestions on how to celebrate each day.










Homemade Cookies Day,  October 1st-  Don't wait until Christmas to make homemade cookies, instead celebrate this food holiday with a big batch of chocolate chip or peanut butter cookies.

National Fried Scallops Day,  October 2nd-  If you don't live right on the coast, you may want to visit a restaurant to enjoy this food holiday or at least buy frozen scallops. Make it a full meal with a baked potato and a large salad.

National Caramel Custard Day,  October 3th-  You have an option on this food holiday, you can either buy caramel custard or you can make some from scratch, either way this is an easy and delicious holiday to celebrate.

National Taco Day,  October 4th-  Taco Bell. Need I say more?














National Apple Betty Day,  October 5th-  Now this is a classic dessert that definitely calls for a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

National Noodle Day,  October 6th-  This is a food holiday that lets you be truly creative. Just create your favorite pasta dish or try a new recipe.

National Frappe Day,  October 7th- You can easily make a frappe at home. Just create a chocolate milkshake using ice cream, milk, and chocolate syrup but make it thinner than a regular milkshake by adding more milk.

National Fluffernutter Day,  October 8th-  Now this is a food holiday that will take you back to your childhood. A Fluffernutter is fresh white bread, peanut butter, and marshmallow cream. Serve with a big of glass milk.

Submarine-Hoagy-Hero-Grinder Day,  October 9th Subway. Need I say more? Okay, okay. Go to a great deli and a great bakery and get all your favorite sandwich ingredients and build the ultimate sub.














National Angel Food Cake Day October 10thThis food holiday is so easy to celebrate. Just pick up an angel food cake at your grocery store along with strawberries, sugar, and whipped cream. Slice the strawberries and sprinkle with sugar. Allow the berries to sit until a syrup forms. Pour over a slice of angel food cake and top with sweetened whipped cream.

National Sausage Pizza Day,  October 11: Enjoy this food holiday by sautéing ground sausage with sliced onions. Top a pizza crust with your favorite pizza sauce, provolone and mozzarella cheese, and the sausage and onion mixture. Bake until golden brown and enjoy.

National Gumbo Day,  October 12th Celebrate this food holiday by going out to a local Cajun restaurant. Even better, make a trip to New Orleans for the real thing.

National Yorkshire Pudding Day,  October 13th Yorkshire Pudding is actually a British dish, so how this became a National American Food Holiday is uncertain, but find a recipe for Yorkshire Pudding and serve it with roast beef which is very traditional.

National Chocolate-Covered Insects Day,  October 14th This is a food holiday I would never, ever celebrate. But, during October you can also find chocolate candy that is shaped like insects. Celebrate that way.













National Chicken Cacciatore Day,  October 15th-Treat yourself to a delicious meal at the finest Italian restaurant on this food holiday.

National Liqueur Day,  October 16th I don't drink alcohol, but if you want to celebrate you could make your favorite drink at home or go to a nice restaurant.

National Pasta Day,  October 17thOctober is just loaded with Italian style holidays. To enjoy this food holiday, prepare a huge batch of spaghetti and slip into a delightful carb coma.

National Chocolate Cupcake Day,  October 18th Go all out on this food holiday and create chocolate cupcakes that are beyond decadent. Try adding candy to the cake batter and make homemade chocolate buttercream frosting.

National Seafood Bisque Day,  October 19th There are so many different bisques to choose from. Try making a lobster or crab bisque at home. This is a great way to spend a cool October evening.












National Brandied Fruit Day,  October 20th Again, I don't have alcohol in my home or prepare recipes that call for alcohol. But, you can find many recipes online for this dish.

National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day,  October 21: Pumpkin cheesecake is a match made in heaven. You have the wonderful taste of pumpkin pie with the creaminess of cheesecake. I highly suggest celebrating this food holiday.

National Nut Day,  October 22nd- Don't just open a can of nuts on this tasty food holiday. Instead make pralines or sugared nuts.

National Boston Cream Pie Day,  October 23rd Have fun with this fun holiday and make Boston Cream Cupcakes. Just bake vanilla cupcakes and when they are cool, stuff them with vanilla pudding. Then frost them with chocolate frosting and enjoy.

National Bologna Day, October 24th Step back to your childhood on this fine food holiday and enjoy a fried bologna sandwich.












National Greasy Foods Day,  October 25th- Only in America would we have a delicious holiday like this. Get out your deep fryer and make French fries, chicken tenders, deep fried Oreos, deep fried candy bars, and anything else that looks friable.

Pumpkin Day,  October 26thIs there any better way to celebrate this food holiday than having a big piece of Pumpkin pie? I didn't think so.

National Potato Day,  October 27th On this food holiday do something fun and make a potato buffet. Bake up several large potatoes and put out several toppings for everyone to choose from.

National Chocolate Day,  October 28th Do something truly decadent on for this food holiday and order a box of Godiva chocolates. Schedule them to arrive on this fabulous day.

National Oatmeal Day,  October 29th Skip the bowl of oatmeal and bake oatmeal cookies.













National Candy Corn Day,  October 30th Do something fun the day before Halloween and make your own candy corn from scratch.

National Candy Apple Day,  October 31st While candy apples are delicious, why not make caramel apples instead? Buy Kraft Caramels and melt them according to package directions. Dip your apples into the caramel, then into melted chocolate, and then roll them in nuts. This is a Halloween treat everyone will