Sunday, March 25, 2007

March 25th is International Waffle Day and Pecan Day

Have a favorite food?

Garry's favorite Sunday breakfast is a nice plate of waffles. What luck! Today happens to be International Waffle Day.

Waffles were probably first eaten in early Greece, and who doesn't like Belgian Waffles? The special day was originally Vaffeldagen, a Swedish holiday celebrating the Feast of the Annunciation along with the beginning of spring. It really is international.

America added to the festivities when Cornelius Swarthout of New York patented the waffle iron in1869. The patent was issued in August, and Waffle Iron Day is in June, but International Waffle Day is today, and it's okay to use a waffle iron to prepare for the celebration.

My favorite nut is the pecan, and I'm in luck because today is also Pecan Day.

Now it's not International Pecan Day, nor is it National Pecan Day. It is simply Pecan Day. Well, 'simply' is not the right word because there's more to it. There is a National Pecan Day on April 14. Two pecan days!

They are not only yummy; they are healthy, too. Pecans are high in protein and antioxidants, and I have found another health benefit -- they are high in fiber, too. Wow.
Pecans really do deserve two days.

When I was a young kid and we went out to breakfast, I often ordered the pecan waffles. Maybe it was not March 25, but it was a good day for some favorite foods.

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3 comments:

Garry said...

When I was a kid, I made waffles from scratch. Now frozen waffles allow me time for breakfast and celebrating International Waffle Day.

As for pecans, you know I'm nuts about nuts.

hayley said...

hello, i think it is funny that such a small nut gets not only two days but also a whole month devoted to it! What do pecans taste like? i have never tried one and am rather intrigued.

Vicki said...

Hayley,
Pecans are my favorite nuts, and I like all kinds. I don't know how to describe the taste, because they don't taste like other nuts. They are kind of sweet with a different consistency. Try 'em. They're good.