20- Just in time for Chinese New Year (yesterday) is Chinese Food Day. I plan to hit my favorite Dayton area Chinese place, China Cottage, while I'm in town. We're celebrating Lundi Gras this year with King Cake & a hybrid of jambalaya and pasta. I will wear beads, boa and tiara to class tomorrow and take a King Cake to share with my fellow Dante scholars, too.
21- Hoodie Hoo Day. Please go outdoors at noon and holler "Hoodie Hoo!!!" at the top of your lungs to chase winter away. Of course, if you live in the other hemisphere, you will want to do this on August 21 instead!
22- Friendship Day, a perfect day to round up the girls for margaritas and art or to send a care package to a faraway friend.
23- Relaxation Day. If you don't think you have any time to celebrate this holiday, that tells you that you really need it even more. Make time. For ideas or justification, read Wayne Muller's Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal and Delight in our Busy Lives.
24- Cherry Day. I think I will make either cherry crisp or cherry tarts. Be looking out for my Luna Cooks blog about what I make!
25- Magazine Day, time to flop on the couch with your favorite mag and a mug of tea. I am partial to both food porn and house porn, but can never turn down a good issue of Greenprints, Christian Century or The Sun, either. Guilty magazine pleasure is People.
26- Sourdough Day, a fine time to enjoy a slice or two with your soup...or to make a version of pain au chocolat by slipping good chocolate into a slit cut in a thick piece of sourdough and pan-grilling it like a grilled cheese sandwich. Mmm...