While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.
Can you feel the sugar rush? - November 4 is National Candy Day!
Unless you're still reeling from an influx of sugar because of extensive trick-or-treating or candy shoveling, this has to be one of the best food holidays of the year. Plus, now is the absolute best time to wipe the grocery store shelves clean of any leftover (and heavily discounted) Halloween candy.
Candy has evolved over the years but we've been using that word since our days of speaking Middle English (care for some Chaucer, anyone?). The word was derived from Old French, meaning "cane sugar." The ever-inventive American spirit prevailed and we expanded from chomping on cane sugar to chocolate, caramels, candy bars, sours, licorice, tarts, taffy, lollipops, gumdrops and the list don't stop.
Besides stuffing yourself full of this snack-size fun, you can also make your own. Treat yourself to salty chocolate pecan candy or chocolate-dipped caramels, but beware the seven deadly sins of candy-making. Stick to these tips and you can open your own Chocolate Factory, or be a hero to friends and family alike.
So go ahead and join the Lollipop Guild for the day - although we're thinking that dentists might regard this as either D-Day ... or a prime business opportunity.
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