October 29 – National Oatmeal Day

National Oatmeal Day

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Food Facts on Oatmeal 

  • Oatmeal is one of the most popular breakfast foods in America,
  • Oats have been proven to help lower bad cholesterol and even reduce the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
  • Oats also keep you fuller for longer, so you are more likely to maintain a healthy weight.
  • Oats can be used in cookies, breadcrumbs, and as a thickening agent in meatballs or meatloaf. Oats can also be ground down in a food processor to make oat flour.
  •  Oats was once considered a weed and burned before is gained the respect of a grain.

October 19 – National Seafood Bisque Day

National Seafood Bisque Day

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Food Facts on Seafood Bisque

  • Seafood bisque is a delightfully rich and creamy soup made with lobster, crab, shrimp, or crayfish.
  • Seafood bisque is often seasoned with wine or cognac and a savory bouquet of spices.
  • Seafood Bisque was developed as an ingenious way to extract flavor from the crustaceans that did not quite make the cut at the market.
  • The meat of the shellfish is puréed and added back to the soup as a thickening agent.
  • Seafood Bisque is cooked twice and some food historians say that the word “bisque” comes from the French “bis cuites,” meaning “twice cooked.”

October 18 – National Chocolate Cupcake Day

National Chocolate Cupcake Day

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Food Facts on Cupcakes 

  • A cupcake is a small cake designed to serve one person, frequently baked in a small, thin paper cup.
  • Just like a real cake, cupcakes rely on a mixture of flour, eggs, butter and sugar baked and slathered with frosting and perhaps sprinkles.
  • Cup Cakes were mentioned as “cake to be baked in small cups” in Amelia Simms’ American Cookery in 1796.
  •  Cupcakes are perfect for birthdays, bake sales, or curbing your chocolate fix. They are guaranteed to bring some cheer to your day.
  • National Chocolate Cupcake Day is celebrated by whipping up a batch and sharing with friends and loved ones.