September is chock full of national food holidays. I’ve got several recipes that you should try any month of the year.
September doesn’t really mark the beginning of the eating season.
I would lay that at Halloween’s door step.
After Halloween and all the candy you need to sample for safety’s sake before you hand it out to trick or treaters, there’s Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, not to mention random “holiday” cookie swaps and cocktail parties.
But, September serves as sort of a gateway month.
With that in mind, here are all of the food holidays marked in September.
Are some of these the creation of marketing companies?
Most likely but I don’t see anything wrong with that.
If you don’t celebrate yourself or whatever you’ve created who will?
September Food Holidays
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National Food Days During September
National Gyro Day
Have you had a gyro before?
A gyro is a lovely spiced lamb sandwich on flatbread with slices of tomato, onion and a tzatziki (yogurt and cucumber sauce).
They are so good.
I’m lucky, considering how rural an area I live in, to have a place just down the road who makes a good one.
If you’ve never tried a gyro, don’t wait for the next September 1 to roll around before you do.
Also, gyro is pronounced yeer-ro.
Our Greek place down the street goes through help at a pretty good clip and rarely do they know how to pronounce gyro as yeer-ro. It irks me to no end.
National “Grits for Breakfast” Day
International Bacon Day
National Welsh Rarebit Day
National Baby Back Ribs Day
National Macadamia Nut Day
National Cheese Pizza Day
National Coffee Ice Cream Day
National Beer Lover’s Day
National Date-Nut Bread Day
National “I Love Food” Day
National Hot Dog Day
National Chocolate Milkshake Day
National Peanut Day
National Cream-Filled Doughnut Day
September 15 Holidays
This day has three national food days, including
National Double Cheeseburger Day
National Creme de Menthe Day
National Linguini Day
National Guacamole Day
If I do say so myself, I make a really great guacamole.
I learned from my mom who learned from my Mexican babysitter. Lola Gonzalez, when we lived in Arizona.
That was 45 years ago! The recipe is still in regular rotation.
Lola’s guacamole recipe is perfect.
I’ll put it on my list of recipes to share.
National Play-Dough Day–Have you ever made your own?
I did once when Michael was small.
I couldn’t believe how easy it was and it lasts a lot longer than the commercial variety.
National Cheeseburger Day
National Butterscotch Pudding Day
I’m working on a cookie recipe with butterscotch and smoked almonds.
I’ve been dragging my feet on it because I’m not sure if anyone would be interested.
Would you please send me an email or comment on this post if you’d like to see a recipe with butterscotch and smoked almonds? [email protected]
National Punch Day / Rum Punch Day
National Pecan Cookie Day
I LOVEEEEEE Pecans.
I used to work with an old timer at a newspaper in Missouri would who make a special trip to Texas to buy pecans and he would bring me a pound.
Oh my goodness they were good!
National Ice Cream Cone Day
More National Food Days During September
National White Chocolate Day
Girl, or guy, I’ve got a few cookie recipes featuring white chocolate.
National Quesadilla Day
Quesadillas are one of my favorite foods on this earth.
They are just so good.
And, if you’re trying to get dinner on the table quickly, a recipe to keep in your back pocket.
A tortilla, a little protein and/or vegetable, a bit of shredded cheese, salsa and or a good vinaigrette like this one and dinner is served.
My mom makes the best key lime pie in the world and I shared her recipe here, plus her tip for making key lime pie really, really amazing.
National Chocolate Milk Day
National Strawberry Cream Pie Day
National Coffee Day and
National Mocha Day
Which of these food holidays might you commemorate during September?
What are you celebrating this month?
Have you created your holiday baking list yet?
Email me if you need some new cookie ideas or check out this cookie category here.