Fun Ways to Celebrate Leap Day
From a wedding cake that takes all day to bake, to creative ways to celebrate the number four, we've gathered some fun (and funny) ways to celebrate Leap Day.
Toad in the Hole
Leap Day ... leaping ... frogs ... toads ... toad in the hole! This classic British dish features sausages cooked in a Yorkshire pudding batter.
Marinated Chicken Quarters
Since Leap Day comes just every four years, cooking a quartered chicken seems more than appropriate. Plus, since you have to pay for a whole extra day of food this year, why not turn to the humble whole chicken? It's cheaper per pound than chicken breasts.
Dinner Parties for 4
Hosting a dinner party for four is a great way to "leap" into entertaining. These delicious menus range from casual to elegant - why not invite over some friends for a Leap Day dinner?
Creamy Four-Cheese Macaroni
This macaroni and cheese dish calls for four different types of cheese: fontina (or Swiss), fresh Parmesan, extra-sharp cheddar, and light Velveeta. Toast to the number "4" and whip up this easy, creamy side dish.
Lose Weight: Eat Every Four Hours
Everyone can agree that eating only every four YEARS is a terrible idea. But did you know that eating every four hours can help you lose weight and keep from going too hungry?
Fresh Orange Wedding Cake
You've got a whole extra day this year, so why not spend it cooking something you'd normally never try? We love this gorgeous wedding cake - but yes, it does need a whole day of your time!
Barley flour, whole-wheat flour, oats, and stone-ground yellow cornmeal give these hearty, stick-to-your-ribs flapjacks their fantastic flavor. Plus, they make a perfect Leap Day breakfast!
London 2012, Here We Come!
Leap Day isn't the only event that happens every four years. So do the Olympics! In honor of Leap Day, and all general jumping, hurdling, and the like, we've gathered our favorite "marathon, sprint, and high-jump" recipes.