Monday, April 4, 2011


   Depending on the year.  Easter may or may not fall in April, if it doesn't, that doesn't mean there aren't other holidays to celebrate.  In fact, there is a food holiday for every day in April.

  • National Sourdough Bread Day, April 1st- Sourdough bread makes a wonderful patty melt.  ON this national food holiday, try making a patty melt with sourdough, your favorite meat and a cheese that you love.
  • National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day, April 2nd- Every kid, and kid at heart, will love this food holiday.  Grab your some peanut butter and your jelly or jam of choice and make yourself a couple.
  • National Chocolate Mousse Day, April 3rd- This is one of the best national food holidays of the month.  Try making your own or purchase one of the many different brands available at your local store.
  • National Cordon Bleu Day, April 4th- Celebrate this food holiday by heading to Arby's for a Cordon Bleu sandwich and some curly fries.
  • National Caramel Day, April 5th- Another great food holiday for April.  Make your favorite caramel apples or make a caramel fondue.
  • National Caramel Popcorn Day, April 6th- Two days of caramel in a row.  This really is a great month.  Grab a box of Crunch n' Munch and snack the night away.
  • Coffee Cake Day, April 7th- What better way to start your morning than enjoying a delicious piece of coffee cake?
  • National Empanada Day, April 8th- On this foody holiday visit your local Taco Bell and grab a caramel apple empanada.
  • Chinese Almond Cookie Day, April 9th- There's no need to visit a Chinese restaurant to enjoy this food holiday.  There are several great recipes for this delicious cookie online.
  • National Cinnamon Crescent Day, April 10th- Just imagine it.  A crescent roll filled with a cinnamon sugar butter.
  • National Cheese Fondue Day, April 11th- This is another great food holiday that must be enjoyed at home.  Prepare a cheese fondue and enjoy it with your significant other.
  • Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, April 12th- This is another food holiday that takes you back to your childhood.  Try making it gourmet by using different cheeses and breads.
  • National Peach Cobbler Day, April 13th- Peaches really don't ripen until around August.  To best celebrate this food holiday, grab a frozen cobbler and a pint of vanilla ice cream.
  • National Pecan Day, April 14th- Turn this holiday into a pecan filled day.  Add pecans to your cereal, prepare chick tenders with a pecan crust, and of course make a pecan pie for dessert.
  • National Glazed-Spiral Ham Day, April 15th- This is a great food holiday to celebrate with your family.  Invite everyone over and prepare a large dinner.
  • Day of the Mushroom, April 16th- Finally, a healthy food holiday in April.  Try sauteing mushrooms and serving them with a nice grilled steak.
  • National Cheeseball Day, April 17th- This is a great food holiday to celebrate with a party.  Try preparing a cheeseball with blue cheese, onion flavored cream cheese, and bacon.  Roll the cheeseball in chopped, toasted pecans.
  • Animal Crackers Birthday, April 18th- Spend this food day enjoying a childhood favorite.
  • Garlic Day, April 19th- It may be stinky, bu almost everyone loves it.  Prepare a delicious garlic bread or even a garlic cream pasta.
  • National Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day, April 20th- This is a great day to fix a classic meal and enjoy a dessert classic.
  • Chocolate-Covered Cashew Truffle Day, April 21st- I suggest heading to your favorite chocolate shop on this food holiday.
  • National Jelly Bean Day, April 22nd- Who doesn't love jelly beans???   For this food holiday, buy all of your favorite flavors of Jelly Belly's and watch a favorite t.v. program.
  • National Picnic Day, April 23rd- What better way to spend an afternoon?  Prepare a picnic with all your favorite food, get out there, and enjoy the spring weather if it's nice where you live.
  • National Pigs in a Blanket Day, April 24th- This month is filled with food holidays that make you feel young again.  Grab some smoke sausage links and wrap them in crescent rolls.  Bake until golden brown and enjoy.
  • National Zucchini Bread Day, April 25th- Just imagine sitting out on your deck or screened in porch and enjoy a delicious slice of zucchini bread with sweetened cream cheese or butter.
  • National Pretzel Day, April 26th- April doesn't have very many healthy food holidays, but pretzels are very low in fat and calories.  Indulge without worrying.
  • National Prime Rib Day, April 27th- This is another food holiday that is great to celebrate with the family.  Make a nice meal for you and your significant other for a nice relaxing dinner.
  • National Blueberry Pie Day, April 28th- What a great way to prepare your taste buds for summer.  Prepare a homemade blueberry pie and serve with some vanilla ice cream.
  • National Shrimp Scampi Day, April 29th- To enjoy this food holiday, head to your favorite seafood restaurant.
  • National Raisin Day, April 30th- End the month, by doing something healthy.  Just snack on the raisins.