September 7th National Salami Day

What is salami? Well, it’s sausage with spices added to it to add a little kick, or a lot of kick, depending on the spices you add. It goes great with bread, cheese and a little wine. So if you like pork and like sausage, you’ll probably like salami. In fact there are those I know that don’t like sausage but love salami. Go figure? Many are able to make a full meal out of salami, cheese, crackers, and whatever drink you prefer. It also makes a great snack and is perfect for those holiday parties as it can be a proper finger food. Oh and it can be made out of beef as well, and chicken, or turkey. Oh how the world progresses!

How to celebrate – Have some salami. Learn to make your own salami. Have a salami party.

April 24th National Pigs In A Blanket Day

Here’s another really important day of the year for you, and it’s National! Today we celebrate taking sausage and wrapping in up in a pancake and serving it hot… thus, it’s sausage in a blanket. No rocket science going on here. But then, who wants science so early in the morning anyway!?! Actually, any pork product wrapped up in any substance is actually a pig in a blanket. So actually, a hot dog is officially a pig in a blanket. As is a pork sandwich. So I guess you could have cow in a blanket, fish in a blanket or any substance you want to wrap up in a breaded covering you can have in a blanket. But not today, today is all about that pig in a blanket.

How to celebrate – Start your day off right with a pig in a blanket! Invent your own kind of pig in a blanket. Don’t think too hard about what you are eating because you may not want it anymore!

March 7th National Crown Roast of Pork Day

Oh boy! This is the day I have been waiting for all year! (actually I don’t know that I have ever had a Crown Roast of Pork). Today can only be celebrated with a Crown Roast of Pork, no other pork will satisfy your ability to complete the days requirements. https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/crown-roast-of-pork-with-mushroom-dressing/ There you go, if you need a recipe try that! If you need to know what a Crown Roast of Pork is, go there but if you don’t know what one is, maybe it would be best not to prepare it for your family or friends. No one seems to know why today is Crown Roast of Pork Day, nor does anyone know who created it. I feel pretty certain it was not the pigs themselves.

How to celebrate – Serve a Crown Roast of Pork. Go to a place that serves Crown Roast of Pork. Did you know, pigs fart too, just like cows!

October 24th National Bologna Day

When I was a child I use to love bologna. I could eat it every day and seem to never get enough. I didn’t know it was normally made from sausage, I didn’t care… it tasted good, looked good and everybody around me always wanted my sandwiches.

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Then, as I got older, I began to realize how most (Not all) bologna was made. I suddenly didn’t crave bologna anymore, the sandwiches weren’t as pretty  and as those around me that had wanted to trade their tuna sandwiches were no longer interested in my bologna sandwich anymore. It was a sad time in my life.

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And then I discovered fried bologna! And all was right with the world again. Well, maybe not everything. The confusing universe of mustard to go with my fried bologna launched it’s ugly head and I discovered Spam. Oh, the perils of the new world around us that we have to deal with everyday!

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On the lighter side, did you know most food days are considered National Days. No one knows why but if it makes us happy, who cares. Today it’s all a bunch of bologna anyway. No, seriously, bologna is good… just ask Oscar Mayer. You can always get Kosher.

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But there are still somethings that are just wrong.

How to celebrate – Enjoy some bologna today. Visit Bologna! ASk Oscar Mayers over for dinner tonight!

September 1st International Bacon Day

Today is a good day for me. I should be able to start my day off with bacon, and end it with bacon. Naturally, if I eat too much of it I might even end my life with it! Once just a breakfast food, now bacon tops the charts with nearly every meal including dessert! That taste of sweet and salty makes for the nearly perfect dish.

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It is one of the few stand alone foods that also mixes well with everything else. I know there are a large number of people out there that cannot have bacon and I am sorry that they do not know what they are missing. Nothing personal in any of that but even those I know that do not eat pork love the smell of bacon cooking.

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Naturally, like anything else, too much of it can kill you and it’s really not very healthy but those who eat it generally don’t really care. I remember as a child waking up smelling bacon cooking. Those are fond memories. Scents are one of the best ways or recalling memories nd I think bacon tops my list.

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Bacon can even be serve between meals and as snacks. It’s always served at parties and is generally one of the first treats that goes missing. It goes well on sandwiches, in salads, sprinkled on different foods and served as a main course as well. With a bacon and egg breakfast the bacon seems to compliment the eggs but I have known many who could do without the eggs and just have the bacon.

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Now don’t confuse International Bacon Day with National Bacon Day. They come at two different times of the year and for most of us, we want to celebrate both days equally. Just remember today is the day people everywhere can enjoy bacon, our own National will come soon,

How to celebrate – Serve up some bacon today. Let your brothers and sisters over-seas celebrate with you. Try bacon on something you have never had it on before.

April 24th National Pigs In A Blanket Day

This is a tasty treat day! There’s nothing just nothing like a little pork in a biscuit. Of course, this depends on your religion but if it is not against your beliefs it’s something you can really sink your teeth into!

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No one is exactly sure who first came up with the pig in the blanket, it has probably been around for centuries and more than likely came into existence by mistake… like most things do. Sort of like the Earl of Sandwich accidentally created the sandwich while playing poker! Probably some Knight asked for a biscuit and a sausage and found he had to go slay some dragon, so he put the sausage in the biscuit and off he went. (Or she if you like that better.)

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And then there are those who would like to spoil today by reminding us that pigs are cute animals and we shouldn’t eat them. However it should be remembered that a pig will eat anything! There are stories of people in the past that put their murder victims in a pen with pigs and they were never seen again.

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And I have never actually seen a real pig in a blanket. I suppose it could happen, if you keep a pig as a pet inside. But in the wild I do not see pigs carrying around blankets with them. And what if a pig threw a party? What would they serve? Finger sandwiches? It’s all in your perception.

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And I perceive pigs in a blanket to be very tasty and fun to eat! It is the perfect party food since it rarely requires a lot of clean up and people can carry them around with them while socializing.

How to celebrate – Have some pigs in a blanket for supper tonight! Invent your own “something” in a blanket if you don’t eat pork. Get a pet pig.

March 7th National Crown Roast of Pork Day

You know, there are certain bizarre holidays that just sort of make you go… why? This apparently, for me, is one of them. I cannot think of one single reason why to celebrate a day of meat. (in this case I can only imagine pigs feel the same way.)

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I mean, I can understand liking the dish, maybe even liking it a lot but to go so far as to celebrate the day, or even declaring it a day of celebration, is a bit beyond me. And yet, here I am writing about it (in case you hadn’t figured it out by now, I don’t have much to say!) I do have a recipe for you!

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I did not find any history on the day, though pork has been prepared for meals for thousands of years. Pork does have it’s controversy as well though as many religions frown upon the consumption of pork, so I’d guess the above recipe would not be of interest to them.

How to celebrate – Well, have a Crown Roast Pork tonight for dinner. Create your own Crown Roast Pork recipe.