It’s my religion.
That’s not really true, I’m a good ol’ midwestern Lutheran.
But food! I love it. I spend the first half of my day dreaming about what I have planned for dinner, then the second half planning tomorrow’s meals! I literally wake up with food on my mind!
There’s a bit of a catch though, I’m really not a very good cook.
I try. Really hard. Some days I can whip up something awesome and certainly have a few recipes that I have mastered, but on other days… I have the ability to burn spaghetti noodles…
So why then, would a year long project that involves cooking meals and ingredients that I’ve never even considered attempting sound like a good idea?!
It’s two-fold really:
- While going down the rabbit hole that is “Pinterest Meal Planning”, I stumbled on the website www.foodimentary.com – a complete list of National Food Holidays! Literally, there is one for all 365 days – sometimes more than one! All I could think in that moment was, “Holy shit! At least 365 people have gone through the process of petitioning the government to proclaim a holiday in honor of a beloved food!” Naturally this led me to feel a certain camaraderie with these folks. They love a food enough to spend days and weeks (I’m not really sure how long it takes…) to have an entire day declared in it’s honor, the least I can do is spend an hour or two celebrating their love!
- I think it will be fun. While others are having just an ordinary Tuesday, we will be celebrating “National Coffee Ice Cream Day” or “National Key Lime Pie Day” – both of which sound like fun!
And who knows? Maybe I’ll learn to cook in the process!
(Don’t set your hopes on that one… The year forecasts a LOT of baking….. and I can’t follow a recipe to save my life!)
Wish us luck!