As I ruminate on mason jars for National Mason Jar Day, I come to terms with the fact that I’m a lot like that little old lady from the Franks Hot Sauce commercial
“I put that shit on everything”
Except with mason jars, like, it’s more so like “I put everything in that shit”
Sorta the same.
Soup, beer, kombucha, peanut sauce, water, cocktails, ice coffees, painting supplies, pencils, green juice, green tea, chilli, urine samples… the list is endless
I salute you, John Landis Mason, for creating these sons of bitches, though I have a hard time wrapping my head around the idea that a man invented these, no offence.
National Rice Cake
The food I always forget about but honestly think is great
I generally go for the brown rice cakes, when I am eating them for real (like with hummus and avocado, or with PB & banana), but for this holiday, I went ‘crrrazzzzyy’ by getting some dill pickle flavoured rice cake chips
Pure salt and MSG no doubt
But I’ll be damned if they didn’t take a mean photo
Being National French Toast Day meant …
…French Toast !!!!!
100% vegan – 100% homemade! I used my super duper fancy domestic goddess vegan whole wheat flax bread then made a concoction based on what varying parties on the internet said to do
Nothing seemed ‘quite right’ so I had to go with my ‘gut’ :
- 1 banana
- 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon of ground flax seed
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
- 3/4 cup of almond/cashew/coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon of maple syrup
- dash cinnamon
- dash nutmeg
- Whole wheat bread
- berries & coconut for garnish
Combine the first 8 things into a pasty solution. Dip bread. Fry. When golden brown, remove and garnish
This was totally fine but very smooshy and gooshy. I would definitely put forth more effort next time finding a recipe that has had positive feed back and then not make up something I know nothing about, in the future
Grateful for a National Holiday to celebrate that required a minor jaunt to the fridge.
I had thoughtfully bought an assortment of ciders last time I was loaded at the liquor store for Chrissy to drink so I could drink beer without her looking at me all like
(cuz she isn’t fussy about beer)
However, due to the way this entire last semester went down, I never did end up being able to bust these ciders out for her and in fact, didn’t see her that much at all
So fancy ciders galore for me, a much less passionate fan of the brew type, on National Cider Day
Gotta say, this cider is about as good as it gets. Nothing wrong with a nice dry cider, especially on NCD (that’s hip for National Cider Day, FYI)
As I creep towards the end of this blogging / Instagram process, I realize how much I probably spent at Whole Foods
This little guy was sitting behind the display case, begging to be ravaged the National Cake Day
There is something so serene and soothing about these photos, I don’t know .. looking at them is kinda like going to a silent retreat
For National Lap Dance Day, rather than go through the hassle of getting myself a load of American $1 bills and making my way down to the local ‘gentleman’s club’, I forced Duncan to degrade himself for our Instagram kicks
November 24 is National Flossing Day
I floss like a boss and so I made a Boomerang demonstrating my skills http://everydayliterally.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/IMG_6602.mov
Personally, I like grittier, thicker floss than that bullshit silk floss – you want your floss to catch the debris, not gently caress your inner tooth walls, people.
it’s National Espresso Day
I had my usual at Elysian Coffee and Gary did some fancy foot work photographing for me..
…but this is the only one that survives my 30 day storage of iPhone messages aaahhh bummer he put forth so much effort with the angles and capturing the brewing process…
National Cashew Day
You don’t even know how much I love cashews. They are the best nut. Creamy and kind of soft and and they make great milk and delicious cheese alternative and I don’t know what I would do without them
The only drawback is the price point.
BUT if you think about how much effort goes into growing these fuckers, you’d realize they are a steal of a deal … takes THREE years to make one. Nuts!
Also, look how weird they are when they grow- they have their own ‘apples’
For National Cashew Day this year, I made some vegan Mac and cheese by soaking some cashews and blending them with nutritional yeast, salt, pepper, garlic, and lemon
No, it’s not a real macaroni noodle, it’s a rigatoni again
it’ not real cheese either