[FHCx365] National Bacon Day/National Bicarbonate of Soda Day

If this weren’t a leap year we’d be done tonight…

IT’S BACON DAY AND NATIONAL BICARBONATE OF SODA DAY!

Truly fitting that in our last moments of the Food Holiday Challenge that we revisit some classic food holiday shenaniganry: having two holidays for the same food. That’s right, bacon’s been done before. So it wasn’t too hard to just get some bacon and make it. It went perfectly with the latkes AK made for brunch.

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Nueske’s is the business.

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Latkes being prepared.

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AK was kind of scared of the bacon in the hot pan.

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Latkes are best served with applesauce and sour cream, btw.

Bicarbonate of Soda. Sodium Bicarbonate has many uses in food as a leavening agent, like we used in our date nut bread not long ago (and ate today as part of Baking Soda day). It also has a number of non-food uses, including: pest control, disinfectants, fire extinguishers, personal hygiene, and running jokes from Groucho Marx. So thanks, science! You made food and the world better.

Tomorrow… is National Champagne Day!

-SPAK

[FHCx324] National Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine Day

IT’S NATIONAL CARBONATED BEVERAGE WITH CAFFEINE DAY!

We’re skirting around the issue with the title, it seems. Not wanting to offend anyone, the powers that be decided that we couldn’t specifically call today “Soda Day” or “Pop Day” because that might offend some locals. Or even “Coke Day” might get confused. But seriously, here. Who wants to say that long title every time they want to grab some pop from the fridge?

It also rules out drinks like Root Beer and “lemon-lime flavored fizzy drink” a.k.a. Sprite/Sierra Mist that don’t have caffeine. Or just decaffeinated drinks in general. Could’ve named it Cola Day? But then that would rule out some others. Who knows? This wasn’t our choice! It also wasn’t AK‘s top choice – she very much dislikes the carbonation. In fact, she accused SP of making her drink poison today when we had our lunch.

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Just don’t have too much close to bedtime!

Tomorrow is National Peanut Butter Fudge Day.

-SPAK

[FHCx172] National Vanilla Milkshake Day/National Ice Cream Soda Day

Two ice cream days? Hooray!

TODAY IS NATIONAL VANILLA MILKSHAKE DAY AND ICE CREAM SODA DAY!

Ice cream soda. Yeah, we already did a root beer float. So we had to change it up a little bit. Rather than a black cow, we wanted purple cows – a grape soda float.

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This one is tasty! Even AK didn’t mind the carbonation so much because it was tasty.

However, ice cream in soda is not the only way to ingest ice cream. And yet, having ice cream in itself should be enough of a treat. But thanks to the magic of miracles, people took ice cream one step further and created the milkshake. Well, actually, the original “milkshake” back in the 19th century meant a very eggnog-like drink with whiskey.

It was a few decades after that when Steven Poplawski, in 1922, invented the electric blender. Immediately, soda fountains everywhere just thought, “LET’S PUT ICE CREAM IN IT!” Good idea, guys. DDL agrees.

It will also bring boys to the yard.

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Thanks, Culver’s, for the shake!

Tomorrow is National Peaches and Cream Day!

-SPAK