Week 33 of my US National Food Day Challenge is now completed – 4 out of 7 done again this week, so again keeping to the objective of my challenge.
Leave a comment to let me know what you think of my quest!
January 21 – New England Clam Chowder Day
Just wasn’t going to happen – not if I didn’t want to be the only one eating it for the rest of the week. I would have loved to have made a single serving of it, but that also didn’t fit in with my whole foods, plant based month of eating, so a rest day for me – yippee!
January 22 – National Blonde Brownie Day
|Ahh, this was a great day. I took the recipe for chocolate peanut butter blondies (recipe here) and omitted the cocoa to make it a blondie brownie. I used almond butter, and added white chocolate chips to enforce the blonde-ness (is that a word?). And then I made a pecan/date topping that was absolutely divine. The guys at work ate these up very quickly!|
January 23 – National Rhubarb Pie Day
Yeah, this didn’t happen. Rhubarb is not really one of the foods that my family will eat …
January 24 – National Peanut Butter Day
|My favorite day of the year – Peanut Butter!! What to make, what to make? So many peanut butter cookie recipes … but I went with my good ol’ quinoa & peanut butter granola bar (recipe here) but substituted oats for for the quinoa, just to see if it worked so I didn’t always had to have cooked quinoa on hand. Gotta say, it was really good!|
January 25– National Irish Coffee Day
As most of you who know my family well, you are well aware of our aversion to coffee – of any variety – so rest day for me again.
January 26 – National Pistachio Day
January 27 – Chocolate Cake Day
|Originally I was going to make my chocolate cake recipe (from my mother-in-law, recipe here) and try to make it gluten-free, since I haven’t had a huge success with gluten-free flour in it. But I found another recipe that was grain-free, sugar-free (it had maple syrup) and dairy-free. Strangely enough it actually tasted good … especially with my pecan/date frosting on top. I’ll try it again and if it works again, I’ll put the recipe up on this website for you all to try!|
Coming up next week:
- January 28: National Blueberry Pancake Day
- January 29: National Corn Chip Day
- January 30: National Croissant Day
- January 31: Brandy Alexander Day
- February 1: National Baked Alaska Day
- February 2: Crepes Day / Heavenly Hash Day
- February 3: National Carrot Cake Day
Stay tuned to see which ones I choose to make/eat and how successful (or not) I am!
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