Wednesday, June 22, 2011

It's Mayonnaise Day?

Last year I declared June 22nd, Mayonnaise Day for a very good reason. Oh, it isn't an "official" declaration such as you would find in Chase's Calendar of Events but that's okay, many of the food days we celebrate here and else where on the internet, have been passed down through the years without so much as a Presidential Proclamation. I therefore proclaim June 22nd as Mayonnaise Day. Why? I have my reasons:

1. Today is the day Richard Hellman, the namesake of Hellman's Mayonnaise, was born.
2. I LOVE Hellman's Mayonnaise! (no lectures please:)

Last year I shared these vintage Hellman's die-cut recipe booklets

Filled with vintage Hellman's Mayonnaise recipes and a bit of mayonnaise history.

I even managed to bake up a Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

This year, I took the easy way out. Go ahead, beat me with a wet noodle, but time just keeps getting away from me:) I just scanned a couple of salad recipes from a book featuring Hellman's Mayonnaise titled That Amazing Ingredient: Mayonnaise published in 1979.
I also happen to like Chocolate Eclairs mucho too and guess what, today is Chocolate Eclair Day! I vow to make eclairs before next year:) I've made them before and I didn't even mess them up:)

Picnic News

Just in case you missed it, the annual Months of Edible Celebrations Picnic Game is now in session. Oh Goodie!!! It isn't to late to join in on the fun. All you need to do is choose a letter beginning with the dish you would like to bring to the virtual picnic, post about it on your blog, send me the link and you're invited!!! Pretty simple, right? Well, okay it is a tiny bit more involved than that but not much. And believe me, you will be glad you did. We've got some mighty tasty dishes filling up our picnic basket this year and a few surprises too!!! So, if you need further directions, head on over to here for the rules. If you're a returning guest or simply want to fly by the seat of your pants, pick one of these letters that are left and let's get a picnicking...

H, J, V, X,

I know it gets a bit difficult to imagine a dish you can bring when the letters start running out. You're saying to yourself, what the heck am I going to bring to the picnic that begins with the letter X? (quite frankly, with the exception of the letter X, I don't think the remaining letters are all that difficult to "jazz" up a bit) As for X, let's see, in 2009, we had XXX-Pizza tucked in our basket by TavoLini.

And last year, we had this X-quisite Layered Fruit Salad a tisketing and a tasketing in our picnic basket. Thanks again, Stephanie!!!

The only other suggestion I can make for the remaining letters is to think of an adjective that matches the letter and add it to your dish. Whah La! Jumpin' Jack Flash Fried Fish! (looks like verbs and nouns might work too:)

In other news, the dishes are beginning to arrive. So far I have three. If yours is ready, send it on in! I'm waiting just a bit longer to start sending the letters I already have out. If you want them now, just send me an email and I'll be happy to send them to you. I have, the letters, A, F and K waiting to be delivered. Should you decide to do bring an additional dish, you can either do one post with both dishes or two separate posts. Whatever you like. I'll be doing a round-up post of all the dishes with pictures on July the first!!!

Now, I've gotta run, I have blogs to catch up with!!!

1. Hellman's History (last year's post)