[FHCx283] National Moldy Cheese Day/National Submarine-Hoagie-Hero-Grinder Day

This one is not for SPom.

TODAY IS NATIONAL MOLDY CHEESE DAY AND NATIONAL SUBMARINE-HOAGIE-HERO-GRINDER DAY!

We’ve now celebrated hoagies twice already. But today is when we put aside naming differences and realize what’s important: meat, oblong roll, insert into face. Our way of celebrating was ordering Jimmy John’s on a lazy Sunday morning.

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Left: AK‘s Beach Club. Right: SP‘s Bootlegger. Both without the tomato and with extra onions.

As the song goes: Sandwiches are beautiful / Sandwiches are fine / I like sandwiches / I eat them all the time.

Also celebrated today is moldy cheese. We both love cheese, ranging from aged sharp cheddar to the mozz you put on a pizza to the stinkiest of French cheeses. It’s really good stuff. Recently, we’ve had a few times where we pick up one of the small slivers of cheese at Lund’s & Byerly’s – they’re about $1 to $2 for a taste of a cheese and we just share them as a snack. Good stuff. This time we went a little larger just to make sure we could celebrate the day.

But wait a second. Moldy? Yes. From the same genus that brought you the miracle of penicillin comes a particular blue mold culture distinct to “blue” cheeses. Yes, it was probably discovered by accident. But it was a divine accident. Some still deny how great blue cheese is because they get stuck on the brevibacterium – it’s a bacterium that grows plentifully on human skin and causes that distinct foot odor. It’s not the kind of bacteria that causes the worst of smelly feet (that’s Kyetococcus sedentarius) so get over yourselves.

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St. Pete’s and some Societe Roquefort

Yum!

Tomorrow is National Angel Food Cake Day. Talk about a palette cleanser.

-SPAK

[FHCx258] National Cream-Filled Donut Day/National Eat a Hoagie Day

Fill ’em up!

IT’S NATIONAL CREAM-FILLED DONUT DAY AND NATIONAL EAT A HOAGIE DAY!

Whoever made today’s hoagiebration cheated. We already did hoagie day. But today you’re specifically supposed to eat the hoagie? I don’t know. What is important is that we give a shout out to our local buddies at Davanni’s. Twin Cities folks know that Davanni’s makes the heck out of some hoagies.

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The Chicken Parmigiana – grilled chicken breast with pizza sauce and cheese.

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Roast Beef classic hoagie with onions and lettuce and tomato.

So in addition to great pizza, there’s a great sandwich. And we didn’t even know it, but they were also celebrating National Eat a Hoagie Day and gave us $2 off the sandwiches! Thanks, Davanni’s.

It’s also very-specific-kind-of-donut day. Cream filled donuts, Bismarcks, Berliners, whatever you call them, have a great idea. Why waste space with having a hole in the center of your donut? Make it a pastry all the way through, and then shove some goo in there to make it even more tasty. We think Lund’s & Byerly’s does a great job with their variety in their bakery.

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Fill yourself up on cream filled!

Tomorrow is National Linguini Day, National Double Cheeseburger Day, and National Creme de Menthe Day.

-SPAK

[FHCx126] National Enchilada Day/National Hoagie Day/Totally Chipotle Day

IT’S CINCO DE MAYO NATIONAL ENCHILADA DAY AND NATIONAL HOAGIE DAY AND TOTALLY CHIPOTLE DAY!

Whether you’re of the mindset of Cinco de Mayo,

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or Cinco de Cuatro,

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we’ve got you covered. After all, what better way to celebrate an inauthentically Mexican “holiday” with inauthentically Mexican food?

Today we mashed up all three holidays into one, and we’ve made something truly beautiful. It’s also very low calorie, and VERY tasty. So have at it!

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First up, the enchilada sauce. This puppy is 5 calories for 2 Tbsp. That’s reeeeally low for sauces like this. Plus, it’s got the Chipotle we need for Totally Chipotle Day!

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Next: The “tortillas.” These 60 calorie wraps are amazing. They are really the only ones we’ve tasted that are even worthwhile substituting for regular tortillas.

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Brush very lightly with olive oil, and bake at 300F for about 3 minutes.

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This is some Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken, shredded up and mixed with a bit of the sauce.

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A little bit of Sargento 2%-milk 4-cheese Mexican Blend…

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About 1/4 cup of chicken…

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Roll it up and place it in a 9×9 pan that has 3/4 cup of the enchilada sauce at the bottom.

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Cover with the rest of the sauce and the cheese.

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Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes! Enchiladas are done!

Okay. So you’re gonna think we’re crazy, but stick with us. This is about to get seriously amazing. As if those enchiladas weren’t super tasty enough…

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Fry up some onions and peppers with some salt, pepper, and cayenne first. We’ll need them.

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Toast a hoagie roll. We used Pepperidge Farms.

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These little guacs are terrific. Very tasty, preportioned, and low calorie!

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Spread some of dat on dere.

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Shredduce.

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Onions and peppers.

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Enchilada – this is one enchilada out of the 8, cut in half.

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A totally chipotle enchilada hoagie!

My god it was amazing. And we have leftovers! Enchiladas make for great leftovers. AK‘s favorite part was the chicken and cheese inside of the enchiladas. SP loved picking the whole thing up and stuffing it in his face.

Here at SPAK, we say, “You’re welcome.” Go out and enjoy your enchiladas!

Tomorrow is Crepes Suzette Day, Beverage Day, and International No Diet Day.

-SPAK