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February Food Holidays

FebFood

Make the most of your seasonal menu with these fun February food holidays. Valentine’s Day, the second busiest day of the year for foodservice establishments, is celebrated in the middle of the month. Every year, nearly one quarter of Valentine’s Day customers choose their restaurant based on its romantic atmosphere and holiday menu selections. Therefore, refreshing your menu is not only festive, but can also make a big difference in your bottom line. Start building excitement for your seasonal menu by featuring these fun food holidays:

February 1
National Cake Pops Day

February 2
National Tater Tot Day

February 3
National Carrot Cake Day

February 4
National Homemade Soup Day

February 5
National Frozen Yogurt Day

February 6
National Chopsticks Day

February 7
National Fettuccine Alfredo Day

February 8
National Potato Lover’s Day

February 9
Pizza Pie Day

February 10
National Cream Cheese Brownie Day

February 11
National Peppermint Patty Day

February 12
National PB&J Day

February 13
National Tortellini Day | National “Italian Food” Day

February 14
National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day

February 15
National Chewing Gum Day

February 16
National Almond Day

February 17
National Cafe’ Au Lait Day

February 18
National Drink Wine Day

February 19
National Chocolate Mint Day

February 20
National Muffin Day

February 21
National Sticky Bun Day| National Biscuits and Gravy Day

February 22
National Margarita Day

February 23
National Banana Bread Day

February 24
National Tortilla Chip Day

February 25
National Chocolate-Covered Peanuts Day | National Clam Chowder Day

February 26
National Pistachio Day

February 27
National Chili Day | National Strawberry Day

February 28
National Chocolate Soufflé Day

January Food Holidays

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Start the New Year off by refreshing your everyday menu and seasonal selections with these festive January food holidays. From apricots to specialty coffees, you can impress your guests with new and unique menu selections all month long.

January 1
National Bloody Mary Day

January 2
National Cream Puff Day

January 3
National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day

January 4
National Spaghetti Day

January 5
National Whipped Cream Day

January 6
National Shortbread Day

January 7
National Tempura Day

January 8
National English Toffee Day

January 9
National Apricot Day

January 10
National Bittersweet Chocolate Day

January 11
National Milk Day

January 12
National Glazed Doughnut Day

 January 13
National Gluten-Free Day

January 14
National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day

January 15
National Strawberry Ice Cream Day

January 16
National Fig Newton Day

January 17
National Hot Buttered Rum Day

January 18
National Gourmet Coffee Day

January 19
National Popcorn Day

January 20
National Cheese Lover’s Day

January 21
National Granola Bar Day

January 22
National Southern Food Day

January 23
National Rhubarb Pie Day

January 24
National Peanut Butter Day

January 25
National Irish Coffee Day

January 26
National Peanut Brittle Day

January 27
National Chocolate Cake Day

January 28
National Blueberry Pancake Day

January 29
National Corn Chip Day

January 30
National Croissant Day

Challah Bread French Toast

FrenchToast

Use the sweet, buttery taste of Challah bread to give your classic French toast recipe a tasty twist.

Ingredients

  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 tsp orange zest, grated
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 large loaf challah or brioche bread, sliced into 3/4-inch thick slices
  • Unsalted butter
  • Vegetable oil
  • Maple syrup

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 250°F.
  2. In a large shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, orange zest, vanilla, honey, and salt. Soak as many slices in the egg mixture as possible for 5 minutes, turning once.
  3. Heat 1 tbsp butter and 1 tbsp oil in a large saute pan or griddle over medium heat. Add the soaked bread and cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side, until well browned and slightly crispy.
  4. If not serving immediately, place the cooked slices on a sheet pan and place in oven to keep warm until ready to serve.
  5. Repeat the cooking process until completed, adding butter and oil as needed.
  6. Serve hot with maple syrup.