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IT’S NATIONAL FRAPPE
What even is a frappe? Since Starbucks unleashed the Frappuccino on the world, nobody can think of anything other than that one specific item. Apparently it came from Greece of all places. But who cares? Starbucks has the monopoly. So we had to give in.
Because our level of basic is off the charts for today, this is specifically a pumpkin spice frappuccino. If you want to pronounce it the same way, just try pronouncing it nasally without ever closing your lips. “Frappachinaa”
Tasty. But still coffee.
Tomorrow is National Fluffernutter Day and National Pierogi Day!
TODAY IS NATIONAL CARAMEL CUSTARD DAY!
We’re nearly out of the woods on these oddly-specific flavored item days. Finding good custard is one thing, let alone certain flavors. We picked out this one that’s from Iowa.
Very thick stuff.
Tomorrow is National Taco Day and National Vodka Day. In Sweden, it will be National Cinnamon Roll Day, but we aren’t Swedish nationals…
TODAY IS NATIONAL GREAT AMERICAN POT PIE DAY!
Story goes that Paul McCartney wouldn’t let Weird Al record “Chicken Pot Pie” (from Live and Let Die) because Paul is a vegetarian and didn’t want to encourage eating meat. Weird Al is a vegan and he wanted to do the song. Go figure.
We could have gone through the trouble to make a pot pie but much of what we know of pot pies comes from Marie Callender’s. And so we honor her. She was a real person! And her legacy lives on in frozen foods.
Flaky exterior! Creamy interior! Tastes the same no matter where you get it from!
Tomorrow is National Cherries Jubilee Day.
IT’S NATIONAL TV DINNER DAY!
Sure, frozen foods have been around for a while. But in 1950s USA, the TV Dinner was essential in every home. It was fast and cheap, kept the kids happy… And you could multitask! When people yell at Millenials about how they use their phones during dinner, you can certainly guess where they learned that kind of behavior. Not that we’re knocking TV Dinners. These things are classic. SP and AK both grew up with Kid Cuisines and, like every other person ever, enjoyed the Kid Cuisine brownies best.
Over the years, frozen entrees have only gotten better. Hungry Man and Banquet are still around, which is just great. But now we also have foods from the likes of Saffron Road, Lean Cuisine, and WW Smart Ones. The science of the TV Dinner has also improved. For example, our dinners tonight have a science-y crisping tray that makes french fries that aren’t completely soggy microwaved messes!
We recommend these.
With some homemade BBQ sauce of course.
If you’re going to have a TV Dinner, at least honor the time by watching something from the early ’60s.
Tomorrow is National Hot Cross Buns Day! For some reason they put it in September, about as far away as you can get from when they’re normally eaten.
IT’S NATIONAL CHERRY POPSICLE DAY!
Remember grape popsicle day? Well the Cherry Lobby must have just been counting days and going, “wait a minute…” before they invented cherry popsicle day.
It hasn’t been too hot outside here. But that makes it easier to eat! If it’s slightly cooler where you eat, you don’t get a sticky red mess all over you, making you look like you just murdered something.
Tomorrow is National Banana Lovers’ Day and National Pots De Creme Day!
One of these you grow in a garden…
TODAY IS NATIONAL ZUCCHINI DAY AND NATIONAL FROZEN CUSTARD DAY!
Zucchini is that vegetable that you plant in your garden because it’s easy to tend to and then this happens:
And of all the things you can do with vegetables larger than baseball bats, making a sweet bread dessert (not sweetbread) is often the front of everyone’s mind when it comes to zucchini. That’s exactly what happened with this holiday! SPom baked a delicious zucchini bread. Last time we had zucchini bread, it was Passover-y and not very exciting.
But as if we didn’t like dessert enough, we also managed to find some frozen custard that wasn’t just Culver’s. Thanks, Edy’s!
Mmmmm. Super creamy. Some people can’t tell the difference between frozen custard and ice cream, but we sure can. And one isn’t necessarily “better” than the other. Just different.
Tomorrow is National Rice Pudding Day!
Last Thursday in June!
TODAY IS NATIONAL BOMB POP DAY!
Red, white, and blue. Shaped like America’s favorite export. Near to the 4th of July. It all comes together with the original bomb pop. Many have tried to make their own “patriot pops” but it’s not the same!
Amber waves of grain? Some’n like that. Have a cold treat.
Tomorrow is National Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day and National Gingersnap Day.