For National Oatmeal Muffin Day, I whipped up a batch of ‘my’ muffins.
By ‘my’ muffins, I mean, I didn’t really follow a recipe, I just followed my heart
This batch involved flax seed, peanut butter, oats, salt, baking soda, OAT MEAL, chocolate chips, salt, maple syrup, slivered almonds … the usual vegan suspects
They turned out pretty good !
National I Love Honey Day falls so close to it’s sugar syrup cousin National Maple Syrup Day, I’m suspicious
I don’t think I can back to back talk about sugar liquids, to be honest
It’s a lot to ask.. but I did celebrate the fuck out of it by artfully spilling it on the counter for these pictures!
National Maple Syrup Day
This should be a Canadian National Holiday in which school and stuff is closed down, but I’m guessing due to it’s proximity to Christmas, that ain’t happening any time soon
I usually buy two things of Costco maple syrup a year – I put it in all my baking … and I guess I bake enough to go through this much, twice a year :
Two litres seems crazy when I think about it. Best not dwell. Here is a photo still from my boomerang I posted of pouring some on Instragram
One thing I will definitely not miss when this Celebrate Everyday… Literally project is over is having to arbitrarily eat sugary nonsense !!
National Cupcake Day will mark one of my last sucrose loaded holiday
These are vanilla cupcakes with vanilla icing with tiny sprinkles – known as Hundreds and Thousands in Australia, FYI.
Seeing as there have been a few brownie themed days so far ( National Cream Cheese Brownie Day, National Blondie Day ), I reinvented the wheel this National (standard) Brownie Day, and made BOX brownies!
These guys were made for the sole sake of putting them in The Ridiculous Dessert, a family favourite
You need 4 boxes of packaged chocolate mousse (and it’s required ingredients), a carton of whipping cream (whipped with vanilla and sugar), a box of brownies (baked and crumbled) and like 12 SKOR bar bars (crumbled).
In a large trifle dish, layer these items brownie/chocolate mousse/ whipped cream/ skor bar until you run out
This oatmeal chocolate chip cookie was purchased at a kiosk at the Granville Island Market and the gulls didn’t manage to grab it away from me while trying to take a photo, so that’s a win for the good guys
It was lack lustre, but prompted me to reflect on all the other cookies I’ve had this year, in celebration.
So for National Cookie Day, take some time to peruse the selection of cookie themed blog posts:
National Pecan Cookie Day
National Sugar Cookie Day
National Peanut Butter Cookie Day – recipe included!
National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day – heart warming story included
National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day – recipe included
NATIONAL OREO DAY omg – this post was a doozy
National Pie Day – went for a visit to yonder way to The Pie Hole
They had an assortment of savoury and unsavoury pies
Their vegetarian option was a Moroccan chickpea pie – more so a turn over but that really doesn’t matter
Fresh, flakey and delicious
Great service too. I wish I had bought a couple
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.
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
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