Can you believe it’s already April? And by almost spring, I mean almost summer. T-minus 20 days until Pepperdine students (or at least abroad students) are set free to populate the beaches, trendy restaurants and overpopulate our favorite healthy acai bowl shop, SunLife Organics.
I think this the end of the year calls for a celebration. Kick off the countdown to summer with this awesome guide to honor every food holiday this month.
April 1 – National Sourdough Bread Day
Sourdough bread calls for sandwiches and sandwiches mean grilled cheeses! Try this bomb grilled cheese to kick off the month.
April 2 – National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
There’s nothing better than PB&J sandwich. Oh wait, there is, this loaded PB&J banana just one-uped your lunchtime sammie.
April 3 – National Chocolate Mousse Day
This mousse is perfect for that late-night chocolate craving that you want to satisfy but don’t want the extra sugar/calories. Healthy, chocolatey and worth the midnight snack.
April 4 – National Cordon Bleu Day
Ham, wrapped in cheese, wrapped in chicken and then breaded. If you don’t want all the additional calories, try this healthier version of a chicken class.
April 5 – National Caramel Day
Because even bacon can make this sweet day even little better.
April 6 – National Caramel Popcorn Day
Your roommates will love you when they walk in the door and smell this delicious chai caramel popcorn.
April 7 – Coffee Cake Day
This cake will leave you dorm smelling like bakery and your stomach feeling #blessed.
April 8 – National Empanada Day
Nothing compares to the taste of sweet, spiced sweet potatoes and warm gooey brie cheese.
April 9 – Chinese Almond Cookie Day
This traditional Chinese almond cookie is perfect for Chinese New Year and those aesthetically pleasing Instagrams.
April 10 – National Cinnamon Crescent Day
Got crescent rolls but don’t know what to do with them? Try filling them with cinnamon-sugar for a sweet and gooey breakfast treat.
April 11 – National Cheese Fondue Day
Pimp out your traditional cheese fondue recipe with beer and onions to make a flavor blasted fondue.
April 12 – Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day
Easy, breezy and super duper cheesy.
April 13 – National Peach Cobbler Day
Personal size with all the flavor of a full-size cobbler.
April 14 – National Pecan Day
Grandma always knows how to make the best pecan pie around.
April 15 – National Glazed Spiral Ham Day
Photo by Lily Chin
Although you probably won’t be cooking a whole ham today, try adding a little ham to your normal breakfast with this ham & cheese egg nest.
April 16 – National Eggs Benedict Day
This spicy eggs Benedict will definitely get you over hump day.
April 17 – National Cheese Ball Day
Instead of a full cheese ball, make individual cheezy garlic herb bombs.
April 18 – Raw Milk Appreciation Day
Make your own almond milk using raw ingredients to show your appreciation today.
April 19 – Garlic Day
The perfect garlic bread for the perfect pasta dinner.
April 20 – National Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
Because cake should be eaten for breakfast too, specifically in the form of these pancakes.
April 21 – Chocolate-Covered Cashew Day
Skip the extra sugar and make a delicious chocolate mint cashew milk instead.
April 22 – National Jelly Bean Day
Make sure to check out the perfect jelly bean flavor combinations to celebrate today properly.
April 23 – National Picnic Day
Don’t skip out on having a picnic, we’ve got you covered for an easy prep and pack list.
April 24 – National Pigs-In-A-Banket Day
The only acceptable way to eat hot dogs are in the form of flaky pastry blankets (and in a bun at a baseball game).
April 25 – National Zucchini Bread Day
I bet your friends won’t be able to tell you squeezed in some extra fiber into this loaf.
April 26 – National Pretzel Day
Can’t make it to Oktoberfest? That’s okay, these pretzel bites will satisfy your craving and won’t bust a hole in your wallet.
April 27 – National Prime Rib Day
Prime rib can be quite expensive, I’d say save your money and try this short rib pasta dish instead.
April 28 – National Blueberry Pie Day
Make sure to use Maine wild blueberries for this pie, you won’t regret it.
April 29 – National Shrimp Scampi Day
Step up your dinner game and impress your friends with this easy shrimp scampi dish.
April 30 – National Raisin Day
Celebrate the end of the month with these chewy oatmeal raisin cookies.
(Content courtesy of Spoon University.)