Week 12 done of my US National Food challenge with only 4 out of 7 accomplished! But, that was the goal, set out at the very beginning, so I guess I can’t complain too much!
August 27 – Banana Lovers Day
|I normally don’t like bananas, well, I love them, but my stomach doesn’t normally. But the other option for this national food day was Pots de Creme, and I had no idea what that was! We also had a number of very over-ripe bananas on the kitchen counter, so I made some peanut butter banana oatmeal muffins, and then some peanut butter banana & chocolate ice cream (recipe here). Have to say, the sampling I did while I was making them actually didn’t affect me too much – yay!|
August 28 – National Cherry Turnover Day
I thought this was too hard to make decent gluten-free pastry, so gave it a rest.
August 29 – Chop Suey Day
August 30 – National Toasted Marshmallow Day
I thought we’d had enough junk food for a while, decided to have a rest day with this. Also, there wasn’t that much I could do with toasted marshmallows, apart from maybe s’mores? The link on the calendar takes you to a recipe to make the marshmallows, then roll them in macaroons … nah!
August 31 – Eat Outside Day & National Trail Mix Day
September 1 – National Cherry Popover Day
This one looked way too difficult for me , to do, especially with gluten-free flour so I didn’t! We also spent most of the day doing tourist-y things around our new city, so didn’t have time to try to bake these!
September 2 – National Blueberry Popsicle Day
Coming up next week:
- September 3: National Welsh Rarebit Day
- September 4: National Macadamia Nut day
- September 5: National Cheese Pizza Day
- September 6: National Coffee Ice Cream Day
- September 7: National Acorn Squash Day
- September 8: National Date Nut Bread day
- September 9: National Weinerschnitzel Day
Stay tuned to see which ones I choose to make/eat and how successful (or not) I am!
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