[FHCx330] National Leftovers Day/National Maize Day/National Parfait Day

TODAY IS NATIONAL LEFTOVERS DAY, NATIONAL MAIZE DAY, AND NATIONAL PARFAIT DAY!

We wanted to do something different from the last couple times we did parfaits. This time we picked up a fruit and yogurt parfait from McDonald’s.

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Tastes like fruit and yogurt. NEXT!

Maize. We could have done something elaborate with maize, but instead opted for the cheap stuff: some tasty Xochitl chips. Says “maiz” right on the bag.

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Lastly, our dinner came courtesy of last night’s Thanksgiving feast. Of course we went home with these:

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There was just so much good that we had to keep eating it. Frankly, we would’ve consumed the calories anyway, it’s just a matter of having them spread out over two days instead of one. That’s being responsible, right?

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SPom’s stuffing, sweet potato banana mash, blueberry wild rice, and SPad’s beautiful turkey.

Who doesn’t like leftovers anyway?

Tomorrow is National Cake Day!

-SPAK

[FHCx329] National Turkey Day/National Sardines Day

IT’S THANKSGIVING NATIONAL TURKEY DAY AND NATIONAL SARDINES DAY!

Thanks to the calendar, we’re stuck celebrating a strange holiday for Thanksgiving: sardines. SPAK have probably never actually had sardines before. We know they certainly have a reputation for being packed tightly together, and that they taste really fishy and oily. Leave it to SP to pick up a kind that is even more oily than usual.

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We may hear from fans that we shouldn’t have just dug a fork into these, but used them in something else. Well we wanted the full experience. It… wasn’t magical. Not that we were revolted, but man, their reputation definitely precedes them.

But then we got to palette cleanse with a beautiful dinner at SParents for Thanksgiving. It was a truly lovely time, and SPad’s turkey was unbelievably tasty.

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We have a lot of leftovers, which is great because tomorrow is National Leftovers Day, National Maize Day, and National Parfait Day.

-SPAK

[FHCx328] National Espresso Day/National Cashew Day/National Eat a Cranberry Day

IT’S NATIONAL ESPRESSO DAY, NATIONAL CASHEW DAY, AND NATIONAL EAT A CRANBERRY DAY!

A bunch of small things today for the food holidays… First up, espresso. The OED does permit “expresso” as a “spelling variant.” It’s got a higher concentration than coffee, and is some fancy Italian process because normal coffee wasn’t good enough. Then again, SPAK aren’t in with coffee like other people are, so we just bought a thing with espresso in the name.

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Tastes like coffee.

Coffee beans leads us to nuts. Last time we had cashews we went sweet. Cashews are pretty good plain, and are a plentiful snack to have around the house. Cashew is not a portmanteau of a Catholic Jew, by the way, in case there was any confusion. Anyway, the real treat is AK‘s favorite – dill pickle flavored cashews. She loooooves them.

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Last up is the cranberry stuff. And while we did make some tasty cranberry relish for yesterday’s celebration, we wanted to do something different. SP found this beautiful cranberry sauce at Kowalski’s which is terrific on crackers. LOOK AT THE BEAUTIFUL REDDISH PURPLE!

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AK doesn’t like cranberries as a general rule (or many berries) because of their tartness. The poor, sensitive girl. However, that does mean we have a bunch leftover to bring to Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow.

Speaking of which, tomorrow is National Turkey Day! …and National Sardines Day.

-SPAK

[FHCx327] National Cranberry Relish Day

IT’S NATIONAL CRANBERRY RELISH DAY!

Relish, not sauce. Relish is uncooked; that’s the main difference. This Thanksgiving-y food is classic for the berries that are actually in season (unlike some food holidays) and is often served alongside turkey. We used a recipe from Ocean Spray to make ours.


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Cut up the orange and leave the peel on.


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Food processor! Vrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!


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Take the mush and pour some sugar on it.


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Beautiful color.


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SP put some on his turkey sandwich for lunch today.

Tomorrow is another multi-day: Cashew Day, Eat a Cranberry Day, and Espresso Day.

-SPAK

[FHCx326] National Stuffing Day

Get stuffed!

IT’S NATIONAL STUFFING DAY!

Thanksgiving is upon us. And when we are told by the Food Holideities that we need to have stuffing today even though we are going to have it on Thursday (and leftovers the following days), we will answer the call. Stovetop style. There’s a reason that this is the number 1 stuffing. It’s so good.

By the way, it doesn’t actually have to be stuffed in anything. Even in the places where it’s called, “dressing” (which is an affront to the food just like “Duck Duck Goose” is incorrect), you don’t actually have to dress anything with it. Just eat it.

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Mmmmmm breadyonionyawesomeness.

Tomorrow is National Cranberry Relish Day!

-SPAK