[FHCx264] National Punch Day/National Pepperoni Pizza Day

Like an 8-year-old boy’s dream,

TODAY IS NATIONAL PUNCH DAY AND NATIONAL PEPPERONI PIZZA DAY!

You may have noticed that yesterday we didn’t preview today as PeppyPeepza day, and that’s because we honestly did not know. None of our sources had it listed, and SP received an e-mail from Pizza Hut with some something-or-other promotion regarding #NationalPepperoniPizzaDay. Go figure. So we made sure to pop one of these out of the fridge to enjoy!

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It’s really good, actually.

Anyway, a good thing to go with your pepperoni pizza is some punch. We did not know this, but punch is actually a loan word from Sanskrit. Can you even believe that? It means “five,” because it was a drink that had alcohol, sugar, lemon, water, and tea. Definitely not what we think of these days. Maybe the water/sugar part…

But without going overboard, we used a water flavor enhancer thingy.

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Rum optional. We like it without.

Sweet sugar rush without all the sugar! Phew!

Tomorrow is National Pecan Cookie Day! (And SP‘s birthday…)

-SPAK

[FHCx254] National TV Dinner 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!

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We recommend these.

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With some homemade BBQ sauce of course.

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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.

-SPAK