Week 18 done of my US National Food challenge with 4 out of 7 accomplished!  This week we moved into our new home and spent a lot of time unpacking boxes – when I did I accumulate so much kitchen stuff?

October 8 – National Fluffernutter Day

I just wanted to make this today, just to say I’d made a Fluffernutter – isn’t that a cool name?.  I had to look up on Wikipedia what a Fluffernutter actually is … a sandwich with marshmallow (the fluff) and peanut butter (the nut).  But then I found a recipe that made Fluffernutter bites, so I adapted that using things I’d picked up previously.  I liked them, the kids liked them, so a success in my book! 2014-10-08 Fluffernutter

October 9 – Submarine-Hoagy-Hero-Grinder Day

2014-10-09 Hoagy Since it was recently ‘Eat a Hoagie Day’ (September 14), I changed it up a little bit – this time, with my Udi’s gluten-free hot dog bun, I had some cream cheese, sliced turkey, tomato and spinach.  VERY yummy indeed.

October 10 – National Angel Food Cake Day

I wanted to try this, but we were moving into our new house and it was just too hard …

October 11 – National Sausage Pizza Day / World Egg Day

 2014-10-11 Sausage egg pizza So I’m doing my over-achieving thing again – I managed to combine both days into one dish.  I got some Udi’s pizza crusts (loving Udi’s stuff at the moment), added some pizza sauce and cheese, then added some turkey pepperoni slices and spinach on top.  I fried up some eggs in egg rings, and added them on top.  Interesting combination, but awesome since we got our pizza stones out of storage this week – the crust was REALLY crispy!

October 12 – National Gumbo Day 

Thought this was just a little hard for me to do at the moment – and I was tired!

 October 13 – National Yorkshire Pudding Day

Again, too hard, too tired.  But it would have been nice to try if I had the time!

 October 14 – National Dessert Day

Oh the options available to me for this day!  I thought I should try our famous ‘Worms in the Mud’ recipe (here) using the American ingredients, now that we could.  So I found some gluten-free oreos (from Glutino), used Cool Whip instead of our normal whipped cream, and a Hershey’s chocolate pudding.  It was probably the best worms in the mud that we’ve had in a VERY long time.  If you haven’t tried this recipe, you just have to … trust me! 2014-10-14 Worms in the mud (dessert)

Coming up next week:

  • October 15: National Chicken Cacciatore Day / National Roast Pheasant Day
  • October 16: World Food Day
  • October 17: National Pasta Day / Four Prunes Day
  • October 18: National Chocolate Cupcake Day 
  • October 19: National Seafood Bisque Day / Oatmeal Muffin Day
  • October 20: National Brandied Fruit Day
  • October 21: National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day / Caramel Apple Day

Stay tuned to see which ones I choose to make/eat and how successful (or not) I am! 

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