Who in the world makes up these ‘National Days’ anyways? I did a little Googling this afternoon to see if I can find out where these come from. I found an article at Time.com that had some neat insight on the “holidays” we didn’t know existed and how they are not just randomly made up. Did you know that months are also dedicated to campaigns, products and groups? As a consumer I’ve always figured it was the product providers being crafty with their marketing whoever according to this article it is quite the contrary. In fact, many of these days are put together by bloggers who just decided the want to write about a topic they are passionate about. One such blogger is a foodie John-Bryan Hopkins who writes Foodimentary. John’s Twitter feed is a must follow and Retweet by everyone filled with amazing images and great ideas for meals. Don’t get me wrong … there is a company out there apparently making money off of the National Day Trend by charges (reportedly upwards of $800) for a package that includes creation of a holiday, a listing on the site, as well as a framed certificate and the development of a press kit. That seems a bit crocked to me! None the less…. I’m loving most of the foodie related national days like today’s National Chips and Dip Day!
Today’s recipe is a spicy cheesy dip made in a cast iron skillet that I just know my son and his college friends are going to love!
[alert-note]Happy National Chips and Dip Day [/alert-note]
Recipe and Image Credit : Cocina 214 in Winter Park, Florida
[alert-announce]I’d love to hear how you celebrate National Chips and Dip Day so be sure to leave a comment below. I’ll be sure to share an image on Instagram of this dip coming out of the oven on Nation Chips and Dip Day.