Did everyone have a great National Eat Beans Day & National Chocolate Wafer Day yesterday?
You’re probably thinking,what? Well for those who don’t know, these obscure food holidays both fell on July 3rd this year.
Well let’s take a look at National Eat Beans Day. Our friends at mahalo.com have the best explanation to go with this day. Mahalo.com’s explanation for this day goes like this,”It is unclear precisely how National Eat Beans Day was originated. Often, food holidays are created by manufacturers of food products. Sometimes they may also be created by lovers of that specific food.” This explanation does explain away quite a bit. (To see the rest of the information provided by mahalo.com, stop by,http://www.mahalo.com/national-eat-beans-day/ ).
If you are in fact a bean lover, this holiday is definitely for you. There is alsoa great recipe online for a Mexican bean salad, to serve at your next National Eat Beans Day Celebration.(You can find the recipe at http://allrecipes.com/Recipe-Tools/Print/Recipe.aspx?RecipeID=141… ) The mentioned link to the recipe should work. If it does not go to allrecipes.com and search for Mexican Bean Salad submitted by Karen Castle. The salad is very easy to put together, and has a great flavor. But you need a little something sweet go with your salad, so that leads us to look at our 2nd day that falls on July 3rd, National Chocolate Wafer Day. This is the day, that if you are not a fan of beans, and are a chocoholic this is the day that will satisfy your chocolate cravings.
Once again, our friends at mahalo.com, as before has the best explanation for National Chocolate Wafer Day. The explanation is the same as the one for National Eat Beans Day. If you want to try a great recipe for this holiday, that will satisfy your chocolate cravings.(http://dyingforchocolate.blogspot.com , Scroll down the right side and look for the listing for 2010 and click on it. Then look for the chocolate wafer day entry and you will find a recipe for an icebox cake. This blog and recipe will definitely satisfy your chocolate craving or induce a major craving for chocolate if you did not have a craving before.)
Whether you celebrated one or both days, it is this examiner’s hope that you enjoyed them with your family, friends, etc… because that is what it is all about, creating memories in the kitchen that will last a lifetime.