Wk 27 (Dec 10 – 16)

Past the halfway mark … Week 27 is done and dusted.  5 out of 7 done this week, AND they were all pretty good, if I do say so myself!  Leave a comment to let me know what you think of my quest!

December 10 – National Lager Day

Nup, not doing any of the days involving alcohol …

 December 11– National Noodle Ring Day

2014-12-11 Noodle ring This was one of those days where I really wondered who came up with these concepts, and to celebrate them by having a day to themselves.  All I could find for a recipe called for simply cooking some pasta, adding some eggs and milk and then baking in an oven.  I added a little bit of spices and cheese, and we had it under meatballs.  Don’t think I was that enthralled with the end product (the meatballs were good, by the way!)

December 12– National Cocoa Day

So many options for recipes using cocoa.  Cookies, cakes, slices, you name it.  But, I wanted to make a savory dish where I could, so I looked and I found a recipe for chilli con carne with cocoa.  We used our new slow/pressure cooker with some beef strips instead of ground beef, and I really liked it!  Pity I only had one shot at the photo and it was taken just after I’d served the chilli, so there’s lots of steam in it.  Good taste, poor photo (a recurring theme in my blog life!) 2014-12-12 Chocolate chilli

December 13- Ice Cream and Violins Day

2014-12-13 Monkey poo ice cream Ok what the …?  Ice cream I can understand, but the combination with violins?  Anyway, I made my healthy peanut butter banana chocolate chip ‘ice cream’ for this day (recipe here) and the kids really loved it.  I know it’s not technically ice cream, but it’s a heck of a lot better for you!

December 14 – National Bouilabaisse Day

This is a seafood stew/soup from France.  For those of you who know my family well, could you really see anyone apart from me eating it?

December 15 – National Cupcake Day

Didn’t we just have two cupcake days?  There was a vanilla cupcake day and a chocolate cupcake day, where I used recipes from Alton Brown for awesome successes.  This time I didn’t want to make a huge batch of cupcakes (again), so I went for a healthier option from Chocolate Covered Katie, making a single serving carrot cupcake. I put some cream cheese on top in lieu of frosting, but it honestly tasted much better without any frosting. 2014-12-15 Carrot cake cupcake

December 16 – National Chocolate Covered Anything Day

2014-12-16 Chocolate covered peanut butter slice Again, so very many options.  But again, I went for an attempt at being healthy.  I made my healthy peanut butter cup slice (recipe here) and LOVED it.  All natural ingredients, just fruit, nuts and a little bit of cocoa and milk on the top.  It’s more like candy, but it’s good for you.  Try it!!

Coming up next week:

  • December 17: National Maple Syrup Day 
  • December 18: National Roast Suckling Pig Day
  • December 19: National Hard Candy Day
  • December 20: National Fried Shrimp Day / National Sangria Day
  • December 21: National Hamburger Day
  • December 22: National Date Nut Bread Day
  • December 23: National Pfeffernuesse Day

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

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