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National Just Because Day - August 27


On August 27th National Just Because Day offers up an opportunity to do stuff…just because.  Feel free to celebrate this day any way you choose.  Just because!

Every day we all do things that are expected or required of us. Sometimes we even do things because we have to do them, we don’t know why.  Well, on this occasion, that does not apply.  This day is a chance to do something without rhyme or reason.

It could be that there is an outfit at the mall that you are admiring; buy it…just because.
Maybe you want to use a vacation day just to go fishing; do it…just because.
Perhaps you would like to pay the tab for the table next to you at your favorite restaurant; do it…just because.
Possibly you want to sing really loud while you’re in your car, by yourself, with your windows rolled down; do it…just because.
Surprise someone with flowers…just because!
Make something up…just because!
Or maybe, just maybe, do something just because Mom said so.  

HOW TO OBSERVE #JustBecauseDay

Do something just because.  Use #JustBecauseDay to post on social media.

Educators, taking the Just Because Day theme to heart, visit the National Day Calendar Classroom for ways to use this day in your classroom, just because.


In the late 1950s, Joseph J. Goodwin of Los Gatos, California created Just Because Day. It began as a family holiday and grew into an annual celebration across the United States.

National Pots De Creme Day


On August 27th, National Pots De Creme Day sets the table with a delicious custard dessert. Collect your ramekins, because this day gives you another excuse to use them!

Recipes for this delightful French dessert date back to the 17th century. Its name means “pot of custard” or “pot of creme” which also refers to the baking dish. While a pots de creme traditionally bakes in small pots with lids, they may also be baked in other small porcelain dishes. On the spectrum of custards, pots de creme is a loose custard. It should not set when baking completes.  

Stressed spells desserts backward. 

Recipes vary, however, the basic ingredients in pot de creme remains the same. Count on needing eggs, egg yolks, cream or milk and either chocolate or vanilla for flavor. The mixture is baked in the porcelain cups at a low temperature. A water bath helps the custard bake evenly. 

While chocolate and vanilla are common flavors, don’t hesitate to explore other flavorings. For example, espresso or zesty orange maybe the creamy and decadent touch you’re seeking. Fresh berries and whipped cream add a custom touch. Depending on your choice of flavorings, adding chocolate shavings, mint leaves or a dusting of powdered sugar demonstrates a subtle elegance. How about a drizzle of homemade fruit syrup? Do we have you thinking #CelebrateEveryDay with pots de creme?


Savor a delicious serving of Pots De Creme. Test different flavors and compare it to other custards, too. Need a recipe? Enjoy this recipe!
Chocolate Pots de Cream

Use #PotsDeCremeDay to post on social media.


We were unable to find the creator of Pots de Creme Day.

Recipe of the Day

Chocolate Pots de Creme
Prep:  10
Cook:  55
Total Prep:  65
Servings:  6

Chocolate Pots de Creme - raspberries - green garnish - white ramekin - recipe photo


1 3/4 cups heavy cream

1/2 cup whole milk

1/8 teaspoon salt

6 large egg yolks

2 1/2 tablespoons sugar


Preheat oven to 325°.

Place chocolate in medium bowl.

In a small saucepan, bring cream, milk, and salt to simmer.

Remove from heat and pour over the chocolate. Whisk until smooth.

Whisk egg yolks in a separate medium bowl.

Add sugar.

Slowly add melted chocolate and whisk until blended.

Strain mixture into another container.

Divide custard into six ramekins.

Place ramekins in a roasting pan or baking dish.

Add hot water to the pan until it comes halfway up the sides of the cups.

Cover with foil and place carefully in the oven.

Bake the custards until they are set around the edges, but the centers slightly move when shaken, approximately 55 minutes.

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