[FHCx344] National Pastry Day

Specific pastry days were getting too tough to come up with, so to hell with it!

IT’S NATIONAL PASTRY DAY!

ANYTHING GOES!

Anything with flour and water that’s sweet, we suppose? Ehhhh, a spanakopita could count as pastry, too. So anything with flour and water? Is bread a pastry? Hnngggg, the decisions!

Once again, the major problem that we face is that we don’t live in France, where every street has a patisserie worth checking out. Pastries and butter as far as the eye can see. We wanted to get close to the Parisian Paradise, so we bought one of SP‘s favorite pastries.

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Best by 9/1/17 as if they’ll last that long.

These are the kinds of pastries you’d have to hide or SP will go full beast-mode and devour them. Whatever your pastry choice is today, indulge!

Tomorrow is National Lager Day.

-SPAK

[FHCx287] National Yorkshire Pudding Day

Another national holiday celebrating another nation’s food…

IT’S NATIONAL YORKSHIRE PUDDING DAY!

Picture pudding. You probably just thought of some chocolatey or vanillay goo that can be gobbled up with a spoon pretty easily.

Not that kind of pudding today.

In the UK, pudding is really just a word for what happens when you mix eggs, flour, and milk, and make a popover-y pastry kind of thing. And usually that means with MEAT. None of this namby pamby sweet stuff. Meat.

Luckily for us we have a pub in town (a few actually) that serves food of the British Isles. It’s called Merlin’s Rest, and it’s very fun.

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If you’re gonna go British, grab a cider.

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Yeeeeeah, pudding!

Meaty and potatoy. The way life should be.

Tomorrow is National Dessert Day and World Egg Day!

-SPAK

[FHCx261] National Apple Dumpling Day

Take a dumpling!

TODAY IS NATIONAL APPLE DUMPLING DAY!

We took a trip out to Stillwater today to go to Aamodt’s Apple Farm. It’s the perfect time of year to go apple picking. The best varieties (honeycrisp) are at a great point in their season to grow strong and large. We got a crapload!


Aamodt’s also has an extensive bakery/store with pies, crisps, salsas and… apple dumplings!

Look at these puffy pastries!

Baked at 400 for an hour

Mmmmmm

Only makes sense. Red panda on top of the TV for International Red Panda Day!

We struck gold with choosing Aamodt’s. Very tasty!

Tomorrow is National Cheeseburger Day.

-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

[FHCx241] National Cherry Turnover Day

Fruit turnover > employee turnover

IT’S NATIONAL CHERRY TURNOVER DAY!

With cherry popsicle day recently, and cherry popover day coming up, we are getting our fill of cherries (or fake cherry flavor) for sure. And again, we’re repeating desserts that have been done already multiple times this year. Some originality would be nice, but we can’t complain if someone tells us we have to have a tasty bakery treat.

This one is courtesy of Lund’s & Byerly’s. Good enough to share!

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Tomorrow is More Herbs, Less Salt Day, Chop Suey Day, and Lemon Juice Day!

-SPAK

[FHCx235] National Pecan Torte Day/National Eat a Peach Day

August didn’t feel like pecans before…

IT’S NATIONAL PECAN TORTE DAY AND NATIONAL EAT A PEACH DAY!

We recently had some chocolate pecan pie, which was great. And pecans (next to almonds) have been a favorite of those who put together the national food holidays: pecan day in April, pecan sandy day in June, pecan pie day in July… We’ll see them again when SP‘s birthday holds pecan cookie day.

But today is about the pecan torte. And just as we didn’t really know what constituted a torte when we had coconut torte day, we had to go with what people told us was a torte. And thankfully, that torte came from Surly Brew Co! Among their many other tasty foods, they have an excellent dessert menu.

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Chocolate cake made with Surly’s Damien beer, hazelnut chocolate, and salted caramel pastry cream, topped with pecans.

It’s a nice little dessert to share! Very chocolatey and salty and the little chocolate balls are fun.

It was also Eat a Peach Day! We aren’t exactly peach country up here in Minnesota. We got these beautiful Colorado peaches at HyVee.

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AK thinks that peaches are weird because they’re fuzzy. If that logic worked on other things, she probably shouldn’t like SP much either.

Tomorrow is National Sponge Cake Day!

-SPAK