We’re in the final stretch until Spring! Winter is the hardest season for me to get through. I thought if we could try to find something to celebrate every day until Spring, it might make this last month go a little bit faster! If you need an excuse for a treat or to try something different, there’s a “National Day” for that! Check them out:
March 1 – National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day – have a gourmet PB&J or PB&J Milk Shake at Krema Nut Company
March 2 – Read Across America Day – attend the Dr. Seuss Birthday Party at Westerville Public Library
March 3 – National Day of Unplugging – take a break from technology and play at one of these free indoor play areas!
March 4 – National Pound Cake Day – enjoy a delectable pound cake at Laughlin’s Bakery.
March 5 – National Cheese Doodle Day – the inventor of the cheese doodle eventually sold his company to Borden who later relocated to Columbus (and has since closed). In his honor, eat a bag of cheese puffs!
March 6 – National Frozen Food Day – take it easy tonight and make a frozen pizza for dinner! Try Outsiders Pizza, a new frozen pizza brand that launched here in Columbus in December!
March 7 – National Pancake Day – On Tuesday, March 7th from 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM (some locations offering extended hours until 10:00 PM) you can celebrate National Pancake Day® at IHOP® and get a FREE short stack of Original Buttermilk Pancakes!
March 8 – National Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day – get some inspiration and encouragement from local blogger, Sally at Real Mom Nutrition!
March 9 – National Meatball Day – add a meatball to your pasta for $2 on Warehouse Wednesday at Spaghetti Warehouse!
March 10 – National Pack Your Lunch Day – order your kids’ lunches from Eat Pakd, available for delivery here in Columbus, and you’ll never have to chop, slice or portion out again!
March 11 – National Johnny Appleseed Day – read the book A is for Appleseed, published by the Johnny Appleseed Museum, which is in Urbana, OH. Plan a visit when the museum is open on Tuesdays and Fridays! (Johnny Appleseed Day is also celebrated on Sept. 26, so take your pick! 😉 )
March 12 – National Girl Scout Day – celebrate by buying a box of Girl Scout Cookies – which are only available through March 26th! According to the Girl Scout website, it looks like you can buy them today at the Brewery District Kroger!
March 13 – National Napping Day – it’s the day after daylight savings, this one needs no explanation!
March 15 – National Kick Butts Day – this day is organized by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. Here is a list of activities you can do to raise awareness about the effects of tobacco with your kids.
March 16 – National Artichoke Hearts Day – in my “research” for this post, I ran across this article about how to prepare artichokes 3 ways from Columbus Food Adventures! And I didn’t think I was going to find anything related to Columbus for this one! 😉
March 17 – National Corned Beef and Cabbage Day – take a trip to German Village for a huge sandwich at Katzinger’s Delicatessen or check out their new(ish) location in North Market!
March 18 – National Sloppy Joe Day – make these Loaded Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes from Columbus blogger, Courtney at NeighborFood!
March 19 – National Chocolate Caramel Day – try the salted caramels at Winan’s Fine Chocolates!
March 20 – Spring Begins! We made it!! Whoo hoo!! 😉