Tuesday, May 8, 2012

May 8: National Coconut Cream Pie Day and Have a Coke Day

National Coconut Cream Pie Day

Coconut cream pie is so ubiquitous and popular, it's even been on iCarly.  When a famous restaurant shut down, patrons lamented the loss of the coconut cream pie served there... until the secret recipe was found years later.  It's so popular that it hasn't been restricted to taking on a pie form - there are coconut cream pie cupcakes and candy.  You can even try making your own Coconut Cream Larabars

Well, if you want to celebrate by making a coconut cream pie, try this recipe from Food Network that only takes 45 minutes while others can take hours.  You can top it with whipped cream or add bananas to add a little variety. 

As the weather heats up, a cool coconut cream pie will be welcome at any party you go to.  Plus, coconut cream pie is perfect for tropical themed parties.  And who doesn't love tropical themed parties?  Any excuse to wear a Hawaiian shirt, right?

Have a Coke Day

Gee, which company may have been responsible for this food holiday?  Okay, this one is very obviously a corporately sponsored and created day. There's a Facebook page for the day and you can also try making one of twenty-six different cocktails featuring Coke.  Or, if you're near Atlanta, check out the World of Coca Cola

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