August 28 – National Cherry Turnover Day
Nothing says “Crap. Tomorrow is Monday.” like some cherry turnovers fresh from the oven. Try a recipe from ex-con Martha Stewart. When done, eat them with intensity of purpose as though each bit holds back the dawn of the work week. Realize upon completion that nothing prevents the inevitability of Monday.
August 29 – National Chop Suey Day
Order Chinese food for lunch. Or dinner. Or both! While you eat, you can read a Snope’s article on the dish’s disputed origins. Armed with newfound information and a feeling of superiority, drop some unwanted “Well, actually…” action into office conversations you were not a part of. Enjoy the results!
August 30 – National Toasted Marshmallow Day
Did you know marshmallows were once an exclusive treat reserved for pharaohs? We read it on Yahoo Answers; it must be true. Why not build a small campfire in your office and toast yourself up some marshmallows? Putting out the fire will be a fun team-building exercise!
August 31 – National Trail Mix Day
Trail mix is referred to as Studentenfutter, or “student feed” in Germany. Historia de Victuals has more info on what is apparently an ancient snack. We suggest you raid the office trail mix stash, but only eat the M&Ms. Alternative suggestion: add more raisins. Raisins are the worst part.
September 1 – National Chicken Boy Day
Chicken Boy is a 22-foot tall statue who has stood atop a Los Angeles rooftop along stretch of historic Route 66 since the 1960’s. He has his own website. These are important facts that matter. Have fried chicken for lunch. Bring in a bucket for the whole office. Fried chicken is great!
September 2 – National Blueberry Popsicle Day
Popsicles, eh? We couldn’t find anywhere online that straight up sold and shipped blueberry popsicles, but there were plenty of recipes. Maybe make some and bring them in for the whole office? Failing that, how about you just declare Friday popsicle day in general and bring in Otter Pops for everyone?
September 3 – National Welsh Rarebit Day
Welsh rarebit is essentially toasted bread covered in a melted cheese sauce. That sounds pretty good and is probably solid hangover food for a Saturday morning (afternoon? early evening?). Here’s a (rare)bit of history and here’s a recipe.
Have a frank and productive week, everyone.
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