Penny's Passion: Thinking Out Loud Thursday - February 25, 2016

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Thinking Out Loud Thursday - February 25, 2016

I'm one of those people that loves a good celebration -- and I've been known to celebrate some pretty ridiculous things.  I'm also a sucker for checking out the "National Day Of" calendar frequently and using that as an excuse to celebrate.  Come on, who can't resist having a glass of wine on National Wine Day?!?  

Well, today happens to be the national day for three things I've blogged about in the past so I'm going to resurrect those posts for you to enjoy again.  That's what I'm thinking out loud about today.

First up is National Chocolate Covered Nut Day.  Back in December I shared a recipe for chocolate covered peanuts that I've been making for over 30 years.  One of my sorority sisters shared this recipe with me when we were living in the sorority house and I've been making them ever since.  Might just have to whip up a batch for Easter.

National Chocolate Covered Nut Day
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Today is also National Clam Chowder Day.  We love having big bowl of clam chowder on a cold winter day.  This is a super simple recipe and the taste is fantastic.  Perfect for serving in a bread bowl, or any ole' bowl for that matter.  My version of clam chowder can be found HERE
National Clam Chowder Day
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Last, but certainly not least, it's also National Chili Day.  Chili is one of my favorite winter things to fix on the weekend.  I love to have a big pot of chili cooking and know that we'll have left overs to take for lunch the following week.  Our version of chili can be found HERE.

Chili, Easy Recipe, National Chili Day

Are you planning to celebrate any of these three today?  What's your favorite National Day?  

Link up below and tell us what you're thinking out loud about today.   Vanessa over at X-tremely V and I would love to hear from you.  Link up below and share with us what's on your mind.

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  1. I've never had clam chowder - but that bread bowl full looks amazing - there are times like this that I wish I was American!

  2. I enjoy perusing that same calendar.

    I've only made clam chowder once...I should put it on my list again.

  3. definitely celebrating the chocolate covered nuts! woohoo!

  4. I always check out that calendar and it's so fun to see what the thing is for the day!

  5. Oh my goodness, all delicious things!

    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).

    Wishing you a lovely day.