Adding a little spice to our life

Today is International Hot & Spicy Food Day.

My husband really enjoys spicy food – there are times when he’ll add jalapenos, chili peppers or Sriracha to his meal and after taking a bite doesn’t even notice that his face is bright red or that steam is coming out of his ears.

OK, I’m exaggerating, of course, but he really does like spicy foods and was excited about this holiday.

International Hot & Spicy Food Day

It’s also National Nothing Day, which was conceived in 1972 by Harold Pullman Coffin, who was a columnist for the San Francisco Examiner. It is supposed to provide Americans with one national day when they don’t celebrate, observe or honor anything. But I already did my grocery shopping for International Hot & Spicy Food Day and forgot about Nothing Day. However, my oldest son made a great graphic for it, which I thought was hilarious!

National Nothing Day

Here, Ellen DeGeneres talks about National Nothing Day in her monologue:

Our Medley Moment:

We ate a variety of Indian food, Trader Joes-style, for dinner, some spicier than others. The spiciest one was Trader Joe’s Yellow Jackfruit Curry and Jasmine Rice.

We also tried Trader Joe’s mac and cheese with hatch chiles, which was pretty tasty too. My youngest son wasn’t interested in any of this. Definitely not his favorite holiday.

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