If you’re looking for a reason to celebrate, you’ve come to the right place.
I always like to celebrate the National Food Days that come up on the American calendar, and some times even play around with the National Food Month themes.
April always comes with delicious Easter candy, but when that’s all done there are still plenty of fun things to make and eat.
To start things off, April is National Grilled Cheese Month.
In America, we have a specific kind of cheese known simply as “American Cheese”. From my experience, Queijo Prato is the closest tasting cheese to “American Cheese” that is available in Brazil. In America, this is the standard cheese for a Grilled Cheese Sandwich. It’s such a popular sandwich that there are many restaurants that only sell different grilled cheese sandwiches.
Grilled Cheese recipe:
April 20th is National Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day.
It’s a long name to be sure, but you definitely know what you are getting with a name like that. Well, almost. While pineapple upside-down cake may seem like it’s just a Bolo de Abacaxi, it is prepared slightly differently.
In America, we usually use canned pineapple which has the core already removed. In the center of each piece is a Maraschino cherry, so the end result is a bright orange and red cake. It was a hugely popular dessert in the 1970’s but will always have a place at picnics and casual dinners.
Pineapple Upside-Down Cake recipe:
April 30th is National Oatmeal Cookie Day.
In America there is a different cookie day each month. This leaves you with a very important decision to make if you decide to celebrate this day by baking oatmeal cookies.
What KIND of oatmeal cookies do you like most? The most traditional style is an Oatmeal-Raisin, but you can put pretty much anything you like in them; anything from nuts and chocolate, to candy bar pieces and coffee. Be creative.
Oatmeal Cookie recipe: