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It comes as no surprise... January is packed full of great food holidays. Many of the foods for the United States are warming to the body to compliment the cold January weather. See our list below for whole month observances and daily observances too.
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Food Holiday's Celebrated in January
What's everyone eating this month?
For Breakfast: Hot oatmeal with toasted, buttered bread. For lunch a steaming hot cup of soup with crusty homemade bread for dipping would be fitting. For the afternoon it's traditional to plan an afternoon tea in honor of National Hot Tea month and enjoy the many ways of enjoying a hot cup of tea. Yes, this is just a few of the yummie Foods that's shared and enjoyed during the month of January. We hope you enjoy learning about these foods as we share fun facts and traditional ways to share with friends and family. We even have some great recipes in honor of these delicious Holidays too.
List of Food Holiday's Celebrated in January

January is:  National Oatmeal Month
Did you know that more oatmeal is eaten the month of January than any other time of the year? Yep it sure is and oatmeal is not just for breakfast either.  One of the favorite ways to eat oatmeal is in the form of a sweet cookie. Yep, oatmeal cookies are a favorite for many cookie lovers.  Oatmeal Bread is also a favorite way to eat oatmeal and history tells us how oatmeal gruel played a food History for centuries. For more oatmeal information and recipes- visit National Oatmeal Month.  But keep in mind.... oatmeals not just for eating. You can find some great recipes for homemade oatmeal soap in this section too.

Tips, Notes, and Variations
  • Try hot oatmeal with oatmeal cookies for dippin!
  • Eat sweet oatmeal as a dessert, use brown sugar!
  • Try hot oatmeal with sliced bananas! Healthy!
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January is: National Hot Tea Month
Recent research findings have reported that drinking black tea may improve the body’s defenses and quicken the response to bacteria and viruses – giving people more of a reason to brew themselves a hot cup of tea this January in celebration of National Hot Tea Month – and possibly ward off pesky germs.
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January is:  National Soup Month
Did you know that Soup is the #1 choice for Comfort Foods? Well it is, and I can't think of anything better than a nice hot bowl of soup or stew to make a person feel better when their feeling down.  There's just something about having a nice steaming hot bowl under your nose while the steam rises up over your face.  It is so comforting and we all love it.

How about Chicken Noodle Soup?  How about French Onion Soup?  Learn how these meals are proven to be healing. That's right, "Soup's not just for eating." it's healing as well.  In our pages you will find out the difference between soup, stew, goulash, chili and even gruel. Learn about soups history, health benefits and some great recipes too.   

National Soup Swap Month!
You may not know this but January is also National Soup Swap Month! Later in the month we also celebrate a soup swap day. What is a soup swap you ask? Well a soup swap is when friends, family, neighbors or even organizations get together and share in a meal of homemade soup. Each person brings a pot of soup and at the end of the meal, everyone exchanges bags or containers of soup. The idea is to help everyone fill their freezers with many different soups to help get through the cold winter months.
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January is:  Bread Machine Baking Month and National Wheat Bread Month.
Bread is a mainstay since time began and continues to be at every single meal in one form or another.  It doesn't matter if it's breakfast, lunch, dinner, supper or tea time bread will make it's appearance at all of them.  
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List of January Day Observances:

January 1 -  National Bloody Mary Day 
January 2 -  National Cream Puff Day 
January 3 -  National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day 
January 4 -  National Spaghetti Day 
January 5 -  National Whipped Cream Day 
January 6 -  National Shortbread Day 
January 6 -  National Bean Day
January 7 -  National Tempura Day 
January 7 -  Fruitcake Toss Day
January 8 -  National English Toffee Day 
January 9 -  National Apricot Day 
January 10 - National Bittersweet Chocolate Day 
January 11 - National Hot Toddy Day 
January 12 - National Marzipan Day 
January 13 - National Peach Melba Day 
January 14 - National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day 
January 15 - National Strawberry Ice Cream Day
January 15 - National Fresh Squeezed Juice Day
January 16 - National Fig Newton Day 
January 16 - International Hot and Spicy Food Day
January 17 - National Hot Buttered Rum Day
January 18 - National Peking Duck Day
January 19 - National Popcorn Day
January 20 - National Buttercrunch Day
January 21 - National Granola Bar Day
January 22 - National Blonde Brownie Day
January 22 - National Soup Swap Day (2011) date may vary
January 23 - National Rhubarb Pie Day 
January 23 - National Pie Day 
January 24 - National Peanut Butter Day 
January 25 - National Irish Coffee Day 
January 26 - National Peanut Brittle Day 
January 27 - National Chocolate Cake Day 
January 28 - National Blueberry Pancake Day 
January 29 - National Corn Chip Day
January 30 - National Croissant Day 
January 31 - National Brandy Alexander Day

Fat Free Living Month
National Slow Cooking Month 
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Try it with special Oatmeal Cookies on the side!
Hot Oatmeal
French Onion Soup
Common Meals:  
What are meals?
 • Breakfast
 • Second Breakfast
 • Brunch
 • Champagne Breakfast
 • Lunch
 • Dinner
 • Supper
 • Afternoon Tea 
 • High Tea