April 20 is dedicated to three very different foods — so today you get homage to cheese, potatoes, beans and fruit.
Today is National Cheddar Fries Day, National Lima Bean Respect Day, AND National Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day!
You can’t load your fries without starting with that indulgent dollop of cheddar cheese. Of course, there are several other ingredients that go well with fries and cheddar cheese, like tomatoes and peppers, the spice of chili or jalapenos, the taste of onions, bacon or a drizzle of ranch — but it starts with the cheese. Do the community a favor and call your favorite restaurant and have the appetizer for dinner; order the cheddar fries to go on #NationalCheddarFriesDay.
Somebody in everybody’s family has a recipe for Pineapple Upside Down Cake; Americans have been making it for over a century; back in the day they started in cast iron skillets. National Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day celebrates the sweet treat that looks like it’s name: pineapples and cherries topped with with cake batter, then turned upside-down once out of the oven. Betty Crocker and Delish.com have incredible recipes, or use your own to make a sweet treat on #PineappleUpsideDownCakeDay.
Lima beans are the Rodney Dangerfield of vegetables — they don’t get any respect! Well, April 20th fixes that. Lima beans are an excellent source of protein, iron, magnesium, potassium, and zinc. They can also increase energy levels by helping to restore more iron. However, dried Lima beans once cooked serve up a bad reputation due to their graininess, and most of us tried them as a child and didn’t like them. It’s time to give them a second chance as adults. They are delicious in soups, stews, salads, casseroles, by themselves or mixed with other vegetables. Enjoy lima beans with any of your meals as a way to celebrate the day. Share your thoughts about lima beans using #LimaBeanRespectDay.