Ma Nourriture Est En Feu!: Crepes Suzette Day

Crepes Suzette

“Crepes Suzette” from Seduction Meals

I’m a bit of a pyromaniac, if you haven’t figured that out already. When I found out that today is Crepes Suzette Day… well I guess you can imagine.

Now I’m sure that, like me, you have all probably heard some not so nice rumors about Crepes Suzette. That it’s complicated. That it’s bourgeois. And on and on the rumor mills go making us all afraid of something quite simple. Make crepes. Again a lot of rumors about crepes but speaking as someone who actually cannot make pancakes but can make crepes… they’re easy. Put stuff in and on crepes. Easy enough, right? Get some booze all up in there. That’s not only easy but it sounds like a party. Light that S**T on FIRE!

Eat but be careful. Don’t eat the fire. That’s just stupid.

Eat smart Foodie Nation!

The Close to a Great Month: National Grilled Cheese Month

How many of you actually remembered that April is National Grilled Cheese Month? How many of you think it should be moved to a more appropriate month? Like January of February… Hmmm? Yeah. Think how much sexier it would be to get (and eat) a grilled cheese on V-Day.

Well I didn’t come up with April for this fantabulous food of amazing but someone did and I’ve been honoring those who made up foodie holidays before me. But I think that me and my Foodie Nation need to make a few changes here and move the month long celebration to a month where we’re not thinking about bathing suits and getting tanned in places that haven’t seen the sun in a while. But in all fairness, grilled cheese is amazing all year round and always will be. So here is my compilation of all the grilled cheese sandwiches I have seen and approved of this month:

Corned Beef Sandwich with Guinness Caramelized Onions and Grainy Mustard

“Corned Beef Sandwich with Guinness Caramelized Onions and Grainy Mustard” from Closet Cooking

Parmigiano & Fig Grilled Cheese

“Parmigiano & Fig Grilled Cheese” from Love & Lemons

Grilled Beer and Cheese Sandwich

“Grilled Beer and Cheese Sandwich” from Honest Fare

This recipe actually uses homemade beer bread so heck yeah I approve.

French Onion Grilled Cheese Sandwich

“French Onion Grilled Cheese Sandwich” from Portuguese Girl Cooks

Roasted Red Pepper Portobello Goat Cheese Grilled Cheese

“Roasted Red Pepper Portobello Goat Cheese Grilled Cheese” from BS’ In The Kitchen

BS’ In the Kitchen kept up with the Grilled Cheese Month a lot better than I did so check out the site for even MORE.

Spinach and artichoke Grilled Cheese Sandwich

“Spinach and artichoke Grilled Cheese Sandwich” from Joy the Baker

Check out the link to see all the “how to” photos that go along with the recipe.

Breakfast Grilled Cheese

“Breakfast Grilled Cheese” from Grilled Cheese Social

There are also some “how-to” photos with this one and it’s made on a bagel. I like bagels.


Breakfast Is Relative (National Eggs Benedict Day)

California Eggs Benedict

“California Eggs Benedict” from The Curvy Carrot

It’s gotten to the point where everything is relative. Morality, time, and even meals. Need a  burger for breakfast? Then you need a burger for breakfast! Need waffles for dinner? Then you NEED waffles for dinner! And after finding out that today is National Eggs Benedict Day and I only have one proper meal time left for the day can only mean one thing…. Breakfast for DINNER!!!

Join me, Foodie Nation! Tonight is Breakfast for Dinner night. And oh will we ever own it.

Foodie National Holidays: Ravioli

Wild Herb Ravioli

“Wild Herb Ravioli” from Garden Therapy

As many of you know, I’m trying to catalogue as many of the “Food Holidays” as I can find. Yes, there will be a calendar being printed at some point. One problem that I’ve come across is the difference between International and National food days. Growing up as a global nomad I’m so out of tune with things like national pride and boundaries so I don’t care what country a feast day or foodie holiday is from.  So I’m just going to declare myself the Grande (and benevolent) Dictator or the Foodie Nation and as such I wish all my subjects a very merry Ravioli Day!

Lemon and Goat's Cheese Ravioli

“Lemon and Goat’s Cheese Ravioli” from Lisa Is Cooking

Pumpkin Ravioli

“Pumpkin Ravioli” from Wolgang Puck

Olive and Goat Cheese Ravioli

“Olive and Goat Cheese Ravioli” from Heather Cristo Books

Three Cheese Ravioli in Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

“Three Cheese Ravioli in Roasted Red Pepper Sauce” from Baking with Blondie