Imagine Eating Anything and Everything You Want
Well you can, because today is Eat What You Want Day…
…so, stop reading this and go eat that cupcake!
Celebrate the Earth today. Recycle, ride your bike/walk instead of drive, conserve water, or just pick up after yourself. Every little thing you do to help will impact the environment more than you think. Celebrate Earth Day, and do good for the one and only planet you live on.
For all you cheese lovers out there who didn’t get enough cheese from National Fondue Day, this is your other chance to indulge in some warm, melted cheese, on National Grilled Cheese Day!
Few can resist a cheese fondue (unless you don’t like cheese, then you are definitely missing out!). Even though recipes have changed throughout the years, the one main ingredient, cheese, is obviously still going strong. Keep your fondue sticks, because it’s National Cheese Fondue Day!
Cook Up Some Delicious Chicken Cordon Bleu
In culinary terms, cordon bleu is a savory dish made with chicken or veal, ham, and swiss cheese. An easy, quick, and tasty dish with a name that sounds like you went to culinary school to learn to make. Enjoy National Cordon Bleu Day!
Happy National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day!
Enjoy a Lemon Chiffon Cake Recipe:
- 7 eggs, separated
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1-1/2 cups sugar
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 4 teaspoons grated lemon peel
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
- LEMON FROSTING:
- 1/3 cup butter, softened
- 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 4-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
- Dash salt
- Place egg whites in a large bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, whisk the egg yolks, water, oil, lemon peel and vanilla; add to dry ingredients and beat until well blended. Add cream of tartar to egg whites; beat on medium speed until stiff peaks form. Fold into batter.
- Gently spoon into an ungreased 10-in. tube pan. Cut through batter with a knife to remove air pockets. Bake on the lowest oven rack at 325° for 50-55 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Immediately invert pan; cool completely, about 1 hour.
- Run a knife around side and center tube of pan. Remove cake to a serving plate. In a small bowl, combine frosting ingredients; beat until smooth. Spread over top of cake, allowing frosting to drape down the sides. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Crazy Holiday?! National Stick Something on a Stick Day!
Whether it be popsicles, corn dogs, or marshmallows, today’s the day to get out those skewers and enjoy your food on a stick. Might as well turn today into a party; have a few friends over and enjoy snacks on a stick while relaxing.
Granted this is not a holiday of any sort, this is the one day a year where day and night will be nearly the same length.
Things to do this weekend ( ie avoid the parade!)
The Orchid Show
What: See thousands of the notoriously fickle blooms at their best. Keep an eye out for the woody elements — some of the 300 garden trees damaged by Hurricane Sandy get a second life as part of the display.
Why: Have your flowers with a side of booze after hours at Orchid Evenings. One free cocktail gets things started; a cash bar keeps you going.
When: Thru Apr. 22.
Where: The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx River Pkwy., at Fordham Rd. (718-817-8700). Tickets ($20-$30) at nybg.org.