December 3: National Apple Pie Day
Don’t you feel like apple pie day should be in the fall? A HARVEST type of thing? No, you don’t think that? Well, you’re wrong.
I had a plan to get an apple pie from McDonald’s if necessary, but as it turned out, I had made an apple pie for a Thanksgiving potluck at work and had taken a leftover piece home and stuck it in the freezer. It pays to look ahead at the food days calendar!!
Tomorrow: National Cookie Day
December 1: National Pie Day
Guys, I normally just go with the flow with the assigned days, but everyone knows that PI(E) DAY is March 14 (3.14). I mean, COME ON. March 14 is apparently National Potato Chip Day. What sense does THAT make?
But whatever, no harm no foul since I had leftover Thanksgiving pie. Hooray!
Tomorrow: National Fritters Day
November 30: National Mousse Day!
What exactly is a mousse? If I wasn’t IN A CHAIR FLYING THROUGH THE AIR RIGHT NOW without an internet connection, I would do that thing where I consult Wikipedia and it would tell me that a mousse is… a whipped and airy dessert that contains eggs and isn’t cooked… ? I just made that up, but that’s what I think a mousse is.
Going with my definition, I think French Silk Pie qualifies as a mousse. It’s chocolatey, fluffy, whipped for what seems like forever (okay, like, 25 minutes) and has eggs in it that aren’t cooked. That, my friends, is what a mousse is to me.
I was lucky since I made French Silk Pie for Thanksgiving. In fact, I made two just to ensure that I’d have a piece left for National Mousse Day. I supposed I could have always just put some mousse in my hair and called it a day… but I’d rather have the pie.
Tomorrow: National Pie Day.
October 5: National Apple Betty Day!
I was pleasantly surprised to learn that an apple betty is basically a pie without a crust, but with a crumble on top. I pride myself in being a pie aficionado, so this was a pretty exciting food holiday for me. Much better than FRIED SCALLOPS DAY.
I used a mixture of Granny Smith and Pink Ladies… my usual “regular” apple pie apples. You know how some people have ESP? Or a tingly spidey sense? That some people can fly? And others can go invisible? My superpower is that I pick out the mealiest apple at the grocery store every.single.time. I was pretty pleased with my apple picking (from the store… not, like, actual apple picking) abilities today, though. Least mealy I’ve done in a while.
I served up Ms. Betty with vanilla bean ice cream. She’s not going to win any beauty contests, but it was a nice (and easy) fall dessert, but I missed the regular pie crust, to be honest.
Tomorrow: NATIONAL NOODLE DAY aka the holiest of days.