December is a time to celebrate our faith, be with our family, and enjoy great food. But, there are more food holidays in this month than you might think. Actually there is a national food holiday for everyday of the year. In this article, you’ll not only find out which food holidays are in December, but you’ll also find suggestions on how to celebrate each holiday.
National Pie Day December 1: Pies are so easy to make, especially if you start out with store bought pie crusts. Just make a quick filling, bake, and enjoy.
National Fritters Day December 2: Try a nice apple fritter for breakfast with a big cup of coffee.
National Apple Pie Day December 3: Apple pies are so easy to make, but since you just made a homemade pie, why not pick up a Mrs. Smith’s pie? Just bake and add a big scoop of vanilla ice cream.
National Cookie Day December 4: This is definitely the time to bake cookies. Get out your favorite recipe and make a large batch for friends and family.
National Sacher Torte Day December 5: Sacher Torte is a chocolate cake that was invented in the 1800s. You can find many recipes online or you can just bake a regular chocolate cake instead.
Microwave Oven Day December 6: For this food holiday, do something fun and find a recipe for candy that can be made in the microwave.
National Cotton Candy Day December 7: This is another food holiday that can be really fun. Spend the day at a local theme park, which happens to be one of the best places to find cotton candy.
National Chocolate Brownie Day December 8: On this food holiday, do something easy yet decadent by jazzing up a store bought brownie mix.
National Pastry Day December 9: Visit your favorite bakery on this fine food holiday and stock up on all your favorite goodies.
National Lager Day December 10: Head to a nice pub and enjoy a delicious lager with meat and potatoes.
National Noodle Ring Day December 11: There are several variations of this dish. Just go online and find a recipe that sounds great to you.
National Cocoa Day December 12: Is there anything better on a cold winter night than curling up with a blanket, your sweetie, and a hot cup of cocoa?
Ice Cream and Violins Day December 13: I’m not exactly sure how this food holiday started, but does anyone really need a reason to enjoy ice cream?
National Bouillabaisse Day December 14: Enjoy a hearty fish stew on this food holiday.
National Cupcake Day December 15: This is another great food holiday. Just make your favorite cupcakes and enjoy.
National Chocolate Covered Anything Day December 16: Go all out of this food holiday and make your favorite candy, chocolate covered cheesecake, and even chocolate covered pretzels.
National Maple Syrup Day December 17: Enjoy a delicious stack of pancakes on this food holiday.
National Roast Suckling Pig Day December 18: I’m not sure who actually has time to roast a whole pig, especially during the holiday season. For this food holiday, just serve pork chops or a nice ham instead.
National Hard Candy Day December 19: It’s almost Christmas, enjoy a nice candy cane.
National Fried Shrimp Day December 20: Head out to your favorite seafood restaurant and enjoy jumbo fried shrimp.
National Hamburger Day December 21: On this food holiday, go all out and make gourmet hamburgers. Stuff them with blue cheese and top them with pepper bacon, slices of avocado, and flavored mayonnaise.
National Date Nut Bread Day December 22: Date nut bread is delicious served with sweetened cream cheese.
National Pfeffernuesse Day December 23: These are a heavily spiced cookie. If you wanted to, you could make gingerbread men cookies instead.
National Eggnog Day December 24: On this food holiday, serve up a big mug of eggnog topped with whipped cream and cinnamon.
National Pumpkin Pie Day December 25: Enjoy a nice pumpkin pie with your holiday feast.
National Candy Cane Day December 26: After all the Christmas activities are done, sit back and enjoy a nice candy cane.
National Fruit Cake Day December 27: If you like fruit cake, enjoy a nice slice. If not, enjoy another type of cake instead.
National Chocolate Candy Day December 28: Go to your local department store and stock up on all the boxes of leftover Christmas candy.
Pepper Pot Day December 29: This is a Jamaican soup and the recipe can be found online. This is a great recipe to make if you’re tired of the cold weather.
National Bicarbonate of Soda Day December 30: Put your baking soda to use and make some delicious baked goods.
National Champagne Day December 31: Ring in the New Year with a nice glass of champagne or sparkling cider if you don’t drink alcohol.