[FHCx206] National Tequila Day

IT’S NATIONAL TEQUILA DAY!

There isn’t much else to say. We know what we’re getting into. On a Sunday, though? Really?

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Tastes like pain and suffering. Lots of unpleasantness. Some people pray to tequila, but we really don’t like it. Sorry, guys.

Tomorrow is National Hot Fudge Sundae Day!

-SPAK

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[FHCx205] National Vanilla Ice Cream Day

Vanilla is not bland!

IT’S NATIONAL VANILLA ICE CREAM DAY!

We still can’t believe that “vanilla” frequently means “plain.” Just because it was the most popular and frequently procured ice cream flavor led to it being the basic choice. The usual.

Well we wanted to do something unusual, and of all people, Delta and American Express helped out. They came around in food trucks to multiple cities this summer (and have more to visit) to give away ice cream sandwiches to Delta SkyMiles cardholders like SP.

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From the Delta AmEx perks site

We stood out in the pouring rain to get our hands on these suckers. Since the Pie in the Sky was the one with the vanilla base, that was our choice! The cookie was like the texture of a french macaron and the ice cream was absolutely amazing. Creamy and smooth and melty.

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Water, water, everywhere… and ice cream sandwiches!

Thanks AmEx!

Tomorrow is National Tequila Day.

-SPAK

[FHCx204] National Penuche Fudge Day

It’s not really fudge is it?

IT’S NATIONAL PENUCHE FUDGE DAY!

Panucci is kinda like a fudge. It’s got most of the ingredients like butter and milk, but it has no chocolate. Instead, you get a lot of flavor from using brown sugar and it tastes caramely. Imagine having both penuche and regular fudge together!

We got our penuche fudge from a great candy store at MoA, Northwoods Candy Emporium. They have all sorts of great fudge – you can skip the “Mountain Dude” fudge, though.

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Left: Classic penuche. Right: Penuche with caramel swirl.

Rich and buttery. Mmm mmm mmm.

Tomorrow is National Vanilla Ice Cream Day!

-SPAK

[FHCx203] National Junk Food Day

They say you are what you eat…

IT’S NATIONAL JUNK FOOD DAY!

There’s probably more access to junk food now than ever. Then again, here’s our pantry’s selection of junk food:

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Individually weighed and bagged baked Cheetos and a bag of Lay’s Chips leftover from SP‘s work.

In addition to that plethora of junk, SP had this food catered at work today. How appropriate!

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Chicken fingers and Mac ‘n Cheese? It’s like a 10-year-old’s dream. Hopefully you aren’t making junk food too much of your regular everyday life. Just be careful of beige-colored things, as tasty as they are.

Go have a little junk!

Tomorrow is National Penuche Fudge Day.

-SPAK

[FHCx202] National Lollipop Day

Oh golly

IT’S NATIONAL LOLLIPOP DAY!

Hard candy’s been around forever. It took civilization centuries to put that hard candy on a stick. Not only that, but people use lollipops for medicinal use, too! Imagine a fentanyl lollipop that just makes you go numb! Sounds illegal.

Well we supported a good cause with the purchase of our lollies.

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SP is a jerk.

Tomorrow is National Junk Food Day!

-SPAK

[FHCx201] National Daiquiri Day

Hey! How come I didn’t get a little umbrella?

IT’S NATIONAL DAIQUIRI DAY!

Here in Minnesota we have moved up from Excessive Heat Watch to Excessive Heat Warning for the next two days. When the air temperature is over 100 and the humidity/dew point/air pressure makes it feel more like 115, it gets very unpleasant. Don’t go outside. Usually, they’ll tell people if they don’t have AC to go to a place like the mall.

Even though we have AC, we wanted to get some activity in today, so we went to the Mall of America to cool off and have a daiquiri.

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Strawberry Island Daiquiri!

Cold and refreshing, and not too boozy. Super sugary to make you feel like you’ve got a little more energy.

Tomorrow is National Lollipop Day!

-SPAK

[FHCx200] National Caviar Day

Celebrating 200 days with something special!

IT’S NATIONAL CAVIAR DAY!

SP‘s reaction to caviar is pretty much the exact same as Josh Baskin’s in the movie, Big.

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Caviar is one of those high-and-mighty, fancy, hard-to-get kinds of foods that the stereotypically rich eat. Yeah, you might get some roe on a roll of sushi, but for something to be classified as actual caviar, it has to come from the acipenseridae (sturgeon) family. You can buy this stuff in jars at the store, but it won’t be recognized as the real thing. Kinda like champagne.

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Tastes fishy! So it goes.

Tomorrow is National Daiquiri Day.

-SPAK