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It’s National Meatball Day AND National Crab Meat Day: Stop Everything and EAT!

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Observed annually on March 9th, National Crab Meat Day (also National Crabmeat Day) is an American food holiday.  This day is for all crab meat lovers to celebrate their favorite crustacean.

Crab meat is a healthy choice until you add all that melted butter.

There are 1.5 million tons of crab consumed every year around the world.

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HOW TO OBSERVE

First, build one of these.

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Next, boil or steam some crab.  There are a variety of ways crab can be used. Or, give one of these recipes a try:

True Maryland Crab Cakes

King Crab Appetizers

Use #NationalCrabMeatDay to post on social media.

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NATIONAL MEATBALL DAY

On March 9th we recognize one of the great American food holidays, National Meatball Day.

It is not clear how this day got started, but who can resist the idea of celebrating National Meatball Day?  There are many different ways to celebrate meatballs:

  • Spaghetti and meatballs
  • Swedish Meatballs
  • Meatball Sub
  • Meatball Pizza
  • Turkey Meatballs
  • Lamb Meatballs
  • Porcupine Meatballs (made with rice)
  • and the list goes on and on.

There is a restaurant in New York that has 54 different kinds of meatballs.  Not only do meatballs allow for variety, but they move from appetizer to side dish to main dish quite easily.  Meatballs can be made the night before and put in the crock pot, or days before and kept in the freezer.

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HOW TO OBSERVE

To celebrate, first, watch the movie “Meatballs“.

Additionally, some restaurants give a free side order of meatballs, while others are donating money to homeless shelters. Cook yourself up your favorite meatballs or go out and order some from a restaurant near you!

via National Day Calendar

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