Week 25 done of my US National Food Day challenge complete – nearly halfway through the year! Who would’ve thought I’d stick with it this long?
November 26 – National Cake Day
|I’d been hanging out to make this recipe again for ages. The last two times I made it, I didn’t get to eat any of them as one was for my brother’s work party and we had to leave before sweets, and the other was for when I left my job in Australia. So I was determined to make this lemon polenta cake (recipe here) and felt like adding blueberries to it. It was yummy, but the blueberries kind of sank to the bottom of the cake. Any tips on how to avoid this would be greatly appreciated!|
November 27 – National Bavarian Cream Pie Day
Yeah, this didn’t happen for us. I thought about it, but then work got in the way … again!
November 28 – National French Toast Day
November 29 – Chocolates Day
November 30 – National Mousse Day
Ok, so after all the above sweets, I thought I could have a rest day for this one …
December 1 – National Pie Day
|I was actually planning on making a chocolate peanut butter cream pie for this day, but thought I should probably start trying to make a few more healthy options for this challenge … and so the recipe for the Shepherd’s Pie was born (see here). So yummy, the rest of the family was fighting to get a whole piece as their leftovers!|
December 2 – National Fritters Day
I thought I’d have another rest day – deep fried stuff doesn’t really appeal to me at the moment!
Coming up next week:
- December 3: National Apple Pie Day
- December 4: National Cookie Day
- December 5: National Sacher Torte Day
- December 6: National Gazpacho Day / Microwave Oven Day
- December 7: National Cotton Candy Day
- December 8: National Chocolate Brownie Day
- December 9: National Pastry Day
Stay tuned to see which ones I choose to make/eat and how successful (or not) I am!
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