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NATIONAL DAY FLAVOR - Week of March 26 to April 1

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National Day Flavor

Get your shopping list ready!  National Day Calendar brings you the upcoming ways to celebrate your favorite foods for the week ahead.  Whether you have a sweet tooth or prefer the savory, there’s always something yummy to celebrate on the calendar.  Now you can plan ahead and try new recipes with National Day Calendar!

March 31 recognizes National Tater Day.

This day may have originally had a different meaning.  At the beginning of April, there is a celebration of the sweet potato (Tater Day) in parts of Kentucky.  Sweet potatoes are one of the main cash crops in that area.  Tater Day started way back in the early 1840s with the trading and selling of sweet potatoes.  It is the oldest continuous trade day in the United States.

There are numerous ways to fix and enjoy the potato:  

Baked – Boiled – Steamed – Roasted – Mashed – Fried – Grilled – Scalloped – French Fries – Cottage Fries – Hash Browns – In Stew – In Soup – Potato Salad – Potato Dumplings – Potato Pancakes – Anyway You Like Them!!

Since the time potatoes were shipped from Europe to the colonies in the early 17th century, their consumption has been a major part of the North American diet. In the United States, there are over 100 varieties of potatoes.  Spuds also provide us with essential vitamins, minerals and fiber.

GERMAN POTATO SALAD

1/4 cup vinegar
1/4 cup water
1/3 cup sugar

1/2 cup oil
2 tsp. salt
pepper

Bring ingredients to a boil and pour over peeled, boiled, thinly sliced potatoes and chopped onions.  Add pepper to taste. Best served warm. May be served chilled.

This delicious recipe makes a nice addition to a spicy sausage on a fresh baked roll and can be found at many potlucks in the Upper Midwest.  Along with the creamy version of potato salad, hot dishes and baked potato buffets make great additions to National Tater Day!

Week of March 26 through April 1

March 26
National Nougat Day
National Spinach Day

March 27
Spanish Paella Day

March 28
Black Forest Cake Day
National Something on a Stick Day

March 29
National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day

March 30
National Turkey Neck Soup Day

March 31
National Clams on the Half Shell Day
National Tater Day

April 1
National Sourdough Bread Day

About National Day Calendar
Founded in 2013 in the historic town of Mandan, North Dakota, National Day Calendar began as a kernel of curiosity that exploded into a growing collection of ways to Celebrate.  Every Day, founder Marlo Anderson and his team seek out all the daily, weekly and monthly observations and celebrations to keep you up to date and informed. Through daily updates, social media, mobile applications and much more, National Day Calendar helps you #CelebrateEveryDay!

There are over 1,200 national days. Don’t miss a single one. Celebrate Every Day with National Day Calendar!

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