Wednesday, May 05, 2010

The foodie month of May

Happy Cinco De Mayo!

Before you chow down on that taco or play those maracas, guess what? Cinco De Mayo is not the only day you get to celebrate good food. Come to find out that May seems to be the month that foodies love most, since it somehow or another became a popular month for all things food! As a matter of fact, May 5th is also known as National Hoagie Day!

The entire month of May is also known as National Hamburger Month. National Hamburger Day is supposed to be on May 28th, though other sources place it in June and December. Well, this being National Hamburger Month, it's only appropriate to celebrate National Hamburger Day on May 28th. Which is what I plan to do. Woot!

And since we're all gonna be eating hamburgers, why not put them on the grill while we're at it? May is also National Barbecue Month. As a fan of barbecued food, I give that two thumbs up! Hooray!

But don't let your taste buds stop there, because there are actually HEALTHY foods you can celebrate eating during the month of May. May is also National Salad Month and National Egg Month! Cobb Salad, anyone?

And after you've had your burger and salad, why not round your meal out with a yummy dessert? May is also National Chocolate Custard Month!

National Raisin Week is from May 1-7th. Hm, that probably explains why I've downed so much Raisin Bran this week.

National Candied Orange Peel Day was on May 4th.

Enjoy your favorite beverage on May 6th, because it's National Beverage Day! Want a suggested beverage? Enjoy a Coca-Cola, because May 8th is Have a Coke Day!

If you're a savvy chef, then grab your cooking tools, because May 7th is National Roast Leg of Lamb Day!

If you're not so savvy, take heart! May 15th is National Chocolate Chip Day! So why not grab a pack of chocolate chip cookie dough or whip up a chocolate chip cookie cake to enjoy!

On May 24th, you have a very good excuse to host a party, because that particular date is National Escargot Day!

And to round the "foodie month" out, take the time to enjoy something sweet on May 31st, because it's N
ational Macaroon Day!

Yay, food!


Anonymous said...

I'm mexican, but I would rather have a hamberger today, ha ha

Anonymous said...

oh one of my kids' birthday is on National Beverage Day, LOL

Dawn Colclasure said...

Interesting you should say that, Nancy, because I made cheeseburgers for dinner tonight. LOL

How cool! What is her favorite beverage? Mine is Cherry Coke, though I KNOW I need to kick that soda habit. My birthday is in 20 days but, alas, no special food day for me. Drat!

Anonymous said...

i think her fave beverage would have to be Strawberry Lemonaide (from Red Robin)
Well dont feel bad, I dont think there is any special occasion on my bday either (Sept 9th). The day is all ours!

Dawn Colclasure said...

Too true. :) Well, September is All American Breakfast Month, National Chicken Month, National Papaya Month and National Honey Month!