november food holidays.

by Janetha on November 5, 2012

in moves,recipes


dude, this time change must be kicking my butt. i am usually the person that rolls my eyes when i hear someone say that–i typically think the time change does nothing to how tired or awake i am.. wrong. it is 7:52 PM and i am more than ready for bed. totally beat.

although some of my lethargy could be due to the fact that it is monday and i have to be to work at 7 AM on monday. or perhaps it’s because i did what is probably the hardest GPP workout i have done to date. well, for me.. IT WAS FLIPPING ROUGH.

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suck. i almost simultaneously puked and passed out. but i didn’t.. and managed to get this done in 24:37. i also did my fastest half mile (800m) to date: 2:59! weeee.

anyway, i am tired, which means this is gonna be a short and sweet post. mmmkay?

so, i meant to post about november’s national food holidays at the beginning of the month, but somehow it all of a sudden was the fifth. sneaky november!


  • national georgia pecan month
  • national good nutrition month
  • national peanut butter lover’s month
  • national pepper month
  • national raisin bread month
  • national vegan month
additionally, november has a couple national WEEKS:
  • first week = national fig week
  • second week = national split pea soup week
each individual DAY has a food (or sometimes even two!) to celebrate. check it out:
  • 1st: deep fried clams day AND vinegar day (fun fact, i randomly made a balsamic vinegar pasta on november 1st without knowing this! no clams, though.)
  • 2nd: deviled egg day
  • 3rd: sandwich day 
  • 4th: candy day
  • 5th: donut appreciation day (so odd)
  • 6th: nachos day
  • 7th: bittersweet chocolate with almonds day
  • 8th: cappuccino day AND harvey wallbanger day AND cook something bold day
  • 9th: scrapple day AND cook something bold and pungent day.. yeah, make sure you add the pungent in there.
  • 10th: vanilla cupcake day (yum, i will be making some.)
  • 11th: sundae day (another yum.)
  • 12th: chicken soup for the soul day AND pizza with everything except anchovies day
  • 13th: indian pudding day
  • 14th: guacamole day AND pickle day. not together.
  • 15th: raisin bran cereal day AND bundt day
  • 16th: fast food day
  • 17th: baklava day AND homemade bread day
  • 18th: vichyssoise day (do not know what that is. googling it. sounds like a fishy soup.)
  • 19th: carbonated beverage with caffeine day
  • 20th: peanut butter fudge day AND beaujolais day (do not know that one either. i will stick to the fudge…)
  • 21st: gingerbread day
  • 22nd: cashew day
  • 23rd: espresso day AND eat a cranberry day (just one?)
  • 24th: sardines day (never tried one.
  • 25th: parfait day
  • 26th: cake day
  • 27th: bavarian cream pie day
  • 28th: french toast day
  • 29th: chocolates day AND lemon creme pie day
  • 30th: mousse day
whew! lots going on this month.
to get in the national food holiday spirit, i thought i would make a few suggestions for the upcoming days!
nachos day – november 6th: popchips nachos deluxe.
vanilla cupcake day – november 10th: jessica’s one bowl vanilla cupcakes for two. perfect sized recipe for me and marshall!
chicken soup for the soul day – november 12th: creamy (but healthy!) chicken noodle soup.
fast food day – november 16th: skip the fast food and make your own KFC at home.
gingerbread day – november 21st: holly’s pumpkin gingerbread oats.. yum!
cake day – november 26th: joy the baker’s cinnamon sugar apple skillet cake. cake in a skillet?!?
french toast day – november 28th: maple cinnamon french toast.
 i love a good reason to celebrate… with food :)
which national food holidays will you be celebrating this month?

xo. janetha g.

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Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries November 5, 2012 at 9:43 pm

National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month?! That means I get to celebrate this joyous food holiday every single day, right? ;) I suppose I pretty much do anyways since peanut butter is an every day thing for me. I’m also loving the Deviled Egg Day, Guacamole Day, French Toast Day, and Sundae Day!

Janetha November 6, 2012 at 10:27 am


Brittany @Berries and Barbells November 5, 2012 at 9:50 pm

Now I MUST make Nacho’s tomorrow! Thanks for the excuse. :)

Sam @ Better With Sprinkles November 5, 2012 at 9:57 pm

I’m definitely excited about the National Peanut Butter Lover’s month – I definitely fit into that category.

And I’m so disappointed I missed donut appreciation day. Because yes, I do appreciate donuts. :-p

Julie November 5, 2012 at 10:23 pm

Oh man, I love this idea! I need some of those popchip nachos!

Corrie Anne November 5, 2012 at 10:23 pm

I hear espresso day calling my name! I should surprise my husband with french toast morning. He’d love that! :)

Kammie @ Sensual Appeal November 5, 2012 at 10:29 pm

haha some of these are so specific… cook something bold and pungent day? pizza with everything except anchovies day? haha what the hell? I would love to know who comes up with these! lol

Janetha November 6, 2012 at 10:26 am

know, right?!

momma b. November 5, 2012 at 10:52 pm

Oh man reading this post made me hungry again!! I’m gonna try a few of these, you know rotate in with my 1 or 2 stand-by dishes :)

It was great to see you – you continue to be my hero and I love you!!!


Lindsay's List November 6, 2012 at 6:51 am

I’d give anything to like food again. :(

Janetha November 6, 2012 at 10:26 am

haha awwww

Lauren November 6, 2012 at 7:17 am

Well November looks like a great month. Love that it was National Fig week and I decided to have figs for the first time in years yesterday.

sarah @ sarah learns November 6, 2012 at 7:49 am

mmm, i could definitely get on board with celebrating national nachos day today!

Michelle M November 6, 2012 at 8:33 am

You’ve never tried a sardine? That’s not right. On Sardine day, bust open a can. They’ve got some that are canned in a hot sauce…YUM!!! I’m boring with them though and just like to eat them straight outta’ the can.

Janetha November 6, 2012 at 10:26 am

ok i will try!

Neil November 6, 2012 at 11:58 pm

Janetha! DON’T DO IT. MICHELL M is trying to make you throw up so hard you’ll almost die!

Diabolical Michell M. Diabolical!

Janetha November 7, 2012 at 1:08 am

lol ok maybe i will not try!

Michelle M November 7, 2012 at 8:43 am

I’ve eaten thousands of sardines and never threw up after one. Just do it! Don’t be a scaredy cat!

Erica November 6, 2012 at 8:36 am

Who determines this stuff??! Seriously. Some of these are pure crazy town haha. But…I’m on board with nachos and anything peanut butter

Janetha November 6, 2012 at 10:26 am

hahaha i know, i love it.. bold and pungent day?! what..

the delicate place November 6, 2012 at 8:37 am

oooh i’ll have to try this workout! i love sardines! you need to try them, my absolute favorite are the Trader Joes smoked sardines in EVOO…they come in a green/gold and black type box with the tin inside. i have them vera cruz style or with mustard and tarragon. they are skinless and boneless so you don’t have to worry about crunching on any scales/bones! i consider them to be one of the most nutritious foods on the planet!

Janetha November 6, 2012 at 10:24 am

I will have to try them when our TJs opens!

Heather (Heather's Dish) November 6, 2012 at 8:45 am

so i did that workout at home yesterday and thought i was going to die. in a good way. and Wes laughed at me panting the whole time!

Janetha November 6, 2012 at 10:25 am

I seriously flopped over on the mat for a good 10 min afterward. WHEW.

Corey @ When We Wander November 6, 2012 at 9:06 am

Dang girl! An under three minute half mile???? I’m so impressed!!

Janetha November 6, 2012 at 10:25 am


julie November 6, 2012 at 9:07 am

gahh joy the baker’s recipe looks so perfect for thanksgiving – and werrrrrrd that is some seriosu shiznat workout! i just googled double under hahaha

Janetha November 6, 2012 at 10:25 am

DUs are HARD! I did 300 singles instead, because I can only do so many DUs in a row!

Annette@FitnessPerks November 6, 2012 at 9:37 am

Oooh Nachos day sounds fun! That’s tomorrow-eh? Hello EASY dinner. I like easyyyyy dinners :)

I love your fascination with this stuff, b/c I think it’s fun too!

P.s. that workout looks TOUGH. Can’t wait to try it while on vacay :)

purelymichelle November 6, 2012 at 10:29 am

love hearing what food holidays are what! so fun

that skillet cake looks great!

clare @ fittingitallin November 6, 2012 at 11:30 am

holy schmoly that workout! saving it for when I need my butt kicked!

Janetha November 6, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Kick your butt it will! But you are superfit, so you will LOVE it! xoxo

Stephanie @ Food Fit 4 Real November 6, 2012 at 11:32 am

So Happy Nacho’s Day! That is so random. I guess not as ramdom and Bittersweet chocolate and almonds day. Happy that a day early too. Instead of Gingerbread on Nov 21st, I will be making Joy the Baker’s sweet potato pie (which I make every year for Thanksgiving).

I attended 5:15 AM bootcamp and got my butt handed to me this morning. Love your workout but I can barely walk already so I will have to try it next week.

cathy November 6, 2012 at 1:24 pm

vichyssoise is cold potato soup :)

Janetha November 6, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Oh, I like the sound of that! Thanks!

Paige November 6, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Ummm you are my hero for completing that workout!! Awesome time, too, girl!

Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning November 6, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Raisin bread month- YES! Had some with peanut butter today- two birds with one stone, right?
I will not be celebrating fast food day. I can’t even remember the last time I had fast food… 2006 maybe? I was probably hung over.

Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) November 6, 2012 at 2:33 pm

hmm spoke too soon about the vomit…

Janetha November 7, 2012 at 1:09 am

??? (p.s. need to email u!)

Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) November 7, 2012 at 9:18 am

This comment refers to my comment from yesterday’s post about cross-fit and vomit.

Lisa November 6, 2012 at 2:48 pm

These food holidays are so odd. Who gets to make these up? I wish that was my job…how cool would that be. That workout looks insane, saving that!

Janetha November 6, 2012 at 3:12 pm

I know, THAT would be a rad job!

Madi @ November 6, 2012 at 5:39 pm

what??? it’s national peanut butter lover’s month? So it’s MY month? oh good god I need to stock up! also, today is the 6th. you say it is national nacho day? coincident that the “ethnic food” section in the dining halls was nachos???? i think not! great post!

Neil November 7, 2012 at 12:01 am

Um … HOW can the 22nd NOT be turkey day?

Life's a Bowl November 7, 2012 at 3:03 pm

LOVE this! My hubby makes fun of me all the time when I’m like “it’s national PB day, yay!” I’ll have to share your list with him and definitely celebrate… Starting tomorrow, with a cappuccino, and some PB ;)

Meggi November 7, 2012 at 8:16 pm

So fun! November is also National Adoption Awareness month! Looks like November had its hands full :)

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