May! A month filled with surprises -- Mother's Day and my parents' wedding anniversary and. . . . May. May is an exciting month in Upstate New York. Despite all suggestions to the contrary, I am convinced spring actually might begin in May this year. May -- the month of May Day (who knew?). It is also National Egg Month, National Barbecue Month, National Salad Month, National Chocolate Custard Month, and National Hamburger Month.
I am officially ignoring National Have A Coke Day -- May 8 -- despite my preference for Coke over Pepsi, because I know that Coke is not exactly an eco-friendly choice. I am not so pointedly political in ignoring May 24, National Escargot Day -- they're just not my faves.
So, for this month, let's focus on two very important dates. May 5 is National Hoagie Day -- also a biggie for anyone who traces her roots to Philadelphia. May 11 is also a crucial holiday. Why? It turns out this is Eat What You Want Day. I like that idea so much that I have edited down my usual list of foodie holidays to hoagies and this: Eat What You Want.
As always, I am indebted to various web sites for these calendrical tidbits. Check them out, for example, here.