It’s February! It sneaked up on us, didn’t it? In a stealthy way, I must say.
That sneaky, sneaky February! It came to us sneakily while we were still thinking January.
Despite desperately willing the time to pause, I was unable to do it. This year is going to fly!
I have only one thing to say… Don’t walk, run! And chew gum while at it!
I really need to learn to multitask!
Still, it’s going to be fun this month. Just in case you’re looking for something to fill your time, here’s a partial listing of what’s happening in February:
- Feb 6 National Frozen Yogurt Day
- Feb 7 Super Bowl 50 (also National Fettuccine Alfredo Day)
- Feb 8 Chinese New Year
- Feb 9 Mardi Gras (also National Pizza Day & National Bagel Day)
- Feb 10 Ash Wednesday
- Feb 12 Lincoln’s Birthday
- Feb 14 Valentine’s Day
- Feb 15 Presidents’ Day
- Feb 17 National Random Acts Of Kindness Day
- Feb 20 National Love Your Pet Day & National Cherry Pie Day
- Feb 21 National Sticky Bun Day
- Feb 22 National Margarita Day
- Feb 28 National Public Sleeping Day
See, lots to do! And once again, I’m running behind. But I’ll make sure I’ll be on time for that last one 🙂
Luckily for me, I won’t be manning this fiesta alone. Lily @ Little Sweet Baker and Julianna @ Foodie On Board are my co-hosts this week. So nice of them to agree to help. I remain grateful.
It’s Features Time!
Boneless Cheese stuffed Chicken Wings from Dini @ The Flavor Bender
“My jaw just about dropped when I saw this. Stuffed, deboned chicken wings? But, how?! Where?! How?! I was just blown away by that video! I never even knew you could debone chicken wings! That is just simply AMAZING! You are, in one word, brilliant, Dini!” — Angie
Modeling Chocolate Recipe from Julie @ Hostess at Heart
“I am normally intimidated by the idea of decorating a cake, but Julie actually makes it look fun. It appeals to the child in me, and with any luck following her clear directions, I too could make a show-stopper of a chocolate cake.” —Hilda
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cheesecake for Two from Michelle @ Giraffes Can Bake
“Aaw…isn’t this just so adorable? Little heart cheesecake. Just enough for two lovebirds. And two strawberries to go with it, so the lovebirds won’t have to fight. Each gets his or her own strawberry. Unless of course one of the lovebirds is me. Then I’ll snatch the other one, too, haha…” —Angie
Parmesan Garlic Knots from Sonal @ simplyvegetarian777
“Absolutely love these beautiful parmesan garlic knots! I think they are perfect accompaniment to a bowl of hot soup or stew. Freshly baked, soft and delicious – great for cold days!” —Mila
Now, let’s party! Join Fiesta Friday #105 by adding your link. Don’t forget to link your post to FiestaFriday.net and the co-hosts’ blogs.
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Phew that a list of “days” in February ?..might pick on some of those days!!
Thanks for including my knots in the showcase!! Look forward to this fiesta…?
And that’s only a partial list! When I saw the public sleeping day, I just zipped to the end and ignore the rest, haha… The knots are so yummy looking! 🙂
Sonal, you made very pretty and tasty-looking knots, so you deserved to be featured. 🙂
Awww Mila.. Hugs ❤️❤️❤️
For me February is first of all my mother’s month, it’s her birthday in Feb. 🙂 I also love how Cherry Pie day sounds- I adore cherries! 😀
Happy birthday to your mom ❤️
Kaila (GF Life 24/7) says
Love all the inspiration! Maybe I can pull something together by National Margarita Day. Thanks for hosting the party as always- I love it! I’ll co-host again when I’m back from Australia if you have room, that’s not till May though! 🙂
The Margarita Day is a must do, and I’m actually looking forward to it, other than the public sleeping day, LOL! We’ll find you room of course! 🙂
Ha! you are awesome, Angie! Since the year started I’ve wanted to get my sh!t together and keep track of all the special food days. You just made my life look way more organized than it actually is ?
There are more but these are the more interesting ones. I’m deeply interested in that last one! 😀
Elaine @ foodbod says
I’m exhausted just reading they list!!?? Are they all real things?!
I’m so glad Julie’s beautiful cake and Sonals gorgeous breads are included in last week’s picks, they both looked fab xx happy Friday!
According to National Special Days people they’re real, who knows 🙂 And this is just a partial listing. I think there’s also National Cook A Sweet Potato Day in February. I’m serious! 😀
Elaine @ foodbod says
Ha ha! I have one of those every week!!
I’m liking the national sleeping day at the end, I should think it’s much needed after all that!
Dad Whats 4 Dinner says
I know I can’t believe it’s February. Only one month in and I am already two months behind. I with Kalla I think I will work on National Margarita Day daily for the rest of the month. Have a great weekend.
That one I’m also looking forward to, Quinn! And the Sleeping Day, of course! 🙂
So true Angie! Time indeed flies.. Just when we had the accumulations from the last snow storm cleared and lulled into warm weather, here comes unexpected snow shower today. Love all the features!! The boneless chicken wings is something I would absolutely die for!! Got to visit DINI!! Julie’s cake looks ” out of this world!”. I wish Sonal would mail me some of her garlic knots! Last but not the least, would love a slice of Michelle’s strawberry Cheesecake!
You have to check out Dini’s video on how to debone chicken wings. Ingenious! And all the other features as well; they’re all SUPERB!! Happy FF, Su! We got snow too this morning but not too bad. XOXO
Michelle @ Giraffes Can Bake says
Aww thank you for the feature!
I am also in awe of Dini’s boneless chicken wings, is there anything she can’t do?!
Happy FF Angie, I hope you have a lovely weekend xxxx
That little cheesecake is just too adorable! I wish someone would make me something like that for Valentine’s Day. And if that ever happens, it won’t be from the hubster, haha… He can’t cook or bake anything!
Wow! Is there really a National Public Sleeping Day?? Whew!
I love all the features, Angie! Thanks for bringing us together and happy FF! 🙂 x
Real or not, I’m participating in that one, Jhuls! I have it marked in red on my calendar, lol! Happy FF! XOXO
I am declaring a holiday at work on that day! Hahaha!
I know what you mean, I can hardly believe February is here already – and speeding its way away fast as well, it feels. Where do the days go?! And somehow I missed that amazing cake from Julie last week, must take a look now…actually I know how, I’ve been busy with an event I’ve been doing with some other bloggers, but hopefully you’ll like the recipes I’ve shared from it, above!
Took me completely by surprise January is over! And Lent is less than a week away. Everything seems to be early this year. This is when you wish you could be Bill Murray in Groundhog Day 😀 I’m sure everyone will love your recipes. You always have great recipes! XOXO
Aw thanks Angie. By the way I was looking at food holidays in Feb for something else (yes I do bother to look at them) and see you missed ‘drink wine’ day – it’s before margarita day which seems a recipe for disaster!
What?! I missed drink wine day?! That’s unforgivable! ?
What about the International Drool Over The Features Day, which happens to be today?!
Hahah…you are hilarious!! You should propose International Drool Day, but to whom? International Food Blogger Consortium?
Sarah 'n Spice says
February did sneak up on us! I had no idea how busy this month is with all the happenings! I need a shot of espresso just thinking about it 😉 Have a great weekend!
I’m aiming towards the Public Sleep Day. That I WON’T miss!! Lol! Happy FF, Sarah! XOXO
Julie is Hostess At Heart says
Thank you so much for featuring me. I was gone last week and really have to catch up on these other recipes, not to mention getting my behind back in the kitchen. I really enjoy February and it will be here and gone before we know it!
Your cake is just amazing! Amazing! I wish I could make chocolate flowers like that. I’m going to study your instructions carefully! Thanks, Julie! XOXO
Julie is Hostess At Heart says
Thank you Angie! xoxo
I laughed so hard at the public sleeping! That one is for me, too…although I wish I had a nice warm beach for it! What a bunch of fantastic features last week and this week i am already seeing things for my ever growing list!
I might have to get busy for some of these food holidays. Bagel day?! Yum!!
I WON’T miss that one, lol! That’s just too good to miss! And the bagel day, too. Bless their hearts whoever came up with these. They must know us really well, haha…
Hey, carbs and naps – they’re both right up my alley!! lol!!
Lol! And Suzanne made me crave rolls! Did you see her bread rolls?! She’s not helping! ?
I know, and those garlic knots!! And I have pretzels coming!
My fave! I can eat pretzels every day! I’ll be waiting! ?
Marisa's Italian Kitchen says
Everything looks amazing 🙂
Thank you so much! Would you like to join our party? 🙂
Marisa's Italian Kitchen says
Hi Angie, I would definitely love to know more about it. How does the party roll, so to speak? ?
The guidelines are here,
And then I mentioned a few more details here,
Unwed Housewife says
This is my first Fiesta Friday! Thank you SO much for putting this on. It’s great to explore everyone’s recipes and blogs. Everyone have a fabulous weekend!
Welcome to Fiesta Friday! I hope you’ll have fun. Have you had the chance to meet some of these awesome friends? They’re all super friendly and would love to get to know you! 🙂
Unwed Housewife says
Yes, so many great bloggers here!
This is sounding like a spectacular month ahead Angie (like you I’m holding out for the 28th 🙂 )! Also, as I’m a bit behind in FF news: I’ll be missing the Novice Gardener, but it also sounds as though downsizing is a good choice! Hope all goes well, and of course it will 🙂
Dini always produces such stunning gifs! What a great selection of features!
It’s taking me forever to merge and organize the two blogs! This is the part of blogging I like the least, the technical stuff, so I’ve been dillydallying. Maybe after the public sleeping day I’ll have extra energy to do it! 😀
Oh you’re moving all the posts from the Novice Gardener over then? My choice of “downsizing” was not exactly the right word (or, well, 2 blogs to 1, but it’s one big blog!). Build up your energy with all these fun February days! 🙂
They’ve all been moved, actually, but I’m trying to weed out the ones that are not FiestaFriday approved ?
The work never ends! Glad to hear that they are now merged though 🙂
Whoooooa. That is a FULL month of features! I’m totally up for following your energy throughout February but I don’t think I’d be organised to even do a portion of it! As for this round up of yummy recipes? That GIF totally had me hooked! Love dipping crunchy morsels of deliciousness into something spicy like sweet chilli sauce… a winning combination 🙂
Oh I’m only interested in that last one, the public sleeping day, haha… And I suppose the margarita day as well. Must not forget! That GIF is courtesy of Dini@TheFlavorBender. She is an exceptionally talented cook and her blog is just wonderful. Check it out! And I hope one of these days you’ll join our fiesta! 🙂
Would be nice to, I’m just trying to get my blog ‘mojo’ back but maybe when I start feeling in the swing again! Thanks Angie x
I love your February list of dates! Sticky bun day? Brilliant! Even I might eat a bun to celebrate this, a perfect excuse!
Lovely features, it always makes me so hungry reading them! have a happy weekend 🙂
What about the public sleeping day? I thought that’s quite brilliant myself, haha… I will definitely participate in that one 😀 Have a great weekend, Petra; over here we’re all getting ready for the Super Bowl Sunday.
enjoy Super bowl and oh a publish sleeping day, how could I miss that, am ALL for it 🙂
Although overwhelming, this list of special February dates is so helpful!! We were out of town last year on Mardi Gras so I didn’t make my King Cake!! I almost forgot that I had to make it on TUESDAY :/ (Wish I didn’t make coffee cake yesterday….) I hope it stops snowing so I can make up for it at the gym! 😉 Happy FF!
I’ve been making beignets for Mardi Gras for the last few years, definitely a family favorite now, but I might want to try King Cake this year. We’ll see. I always plan too much in my head but in reality am too lazy, lol! ??
I do a lot of that over here too… My plans are usually a little overwhelming!! 😉
Sarah James @ Tales From The Kitchen Shed says
Love your February list Angie, especially the sleeping day, I could do with that being tomorrow:) What a delicious round up, the boneless chicken wings is inspired.
Haha…I can use it now, Sarah! It should be sleeping day once a week ? Those boneless wings are something else, aren’t they? Just brilliant!
What a list Angie !? Haha never heard of the public sleeping day! I don’t mind the sticky bun day – soooo yum!! Hope you are enjoying all the yummy goodness everyone’s brought to FF 🙂 I have brought along a meal – Pav bhaji – so delicious and addictive !!
I’ve been so curious about Pav bhaji and would love to give it a try. I think I can follow your easy to read recipe ?
Sure Angie.. it is really easy to make.. 🙂 Would love to see your version of it 🙂