Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Ring in the New Year with a Month of Chocolate!

Our monthly feature is on the date today and just in time to call to your attention that the fun food holidays with chocolate start tomorrow!

January 2 = Feast Day of St. Macarius the Younger, 4th century patron of confectioners

January 3 = National Chocolate Filled Cherry Day -- so is this a chocolate with a cherry filling or a cherry stuffed with chocolate?

January 5 = National Whipped Cream Day -- hey I'd made chocolate whipped cream and it is an ingredient in several chocolate desserts

January 6 = National Shortbread Day -- I covered shortbread cookies with dark chocolate ganache for our annual holiday and they were easy and quick to make as well as great tasting

January 8 = National English Toffee Day -- yes, you can (and should) make it with chocolate!

January 10 = Bittersweet Chocolate Day; National Cream Cheese Brownie Day - combine these into one awesome recipe?  Anyone know of one I could try out?

January 19 = National Popcorn Day -- again a little chocolate drizzle is yummy and not too unhealthy depending on how you make the drizzle and how thick you apply it

January 23 = National Pie Day -- you can make pie without chocolate?

January 27 = National Chocolate Cake Day -- I thought this was any day?

January 30 = National Croissant Day -- chocolate croissant done well are heavenly, well means there is more than a tiny strip of chocolate inside

Any other fun food holidays we need to add, Sisters and Brothers?


elizabeth said...

This post made me curious about St. Macarius, so I looked him up. He gave up selling candy to be a hermit and live on raw vegetables for 7 years! That does sound like an appropriate saint to celebrate during the first week of January.

TammyJo Eckhart said...

Isn't it odd then that he's the patron saint of confectioners? I mean, wouldn't his mold be to stop doing that and follow god? Of course, I'm not Catholic so I'm sure I do not understand it all.

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