Celebrating June Holidays at Liv Northgate
June is here, and while it isn’t home to a major holiday, there are lots of things to celebrate this month in addition to Father’s Day (June 17) and Flag Day (June 18), including these food-related holidays: National Corn on the Cob Day (June 11), International Picnic Day (June 18th), Ice Cream Soda Day (June 20), and Waffle Iron Day (June 29). Take advantage of our outdoor kitchen and lounge area and celebrate these foodie holidays throughout the entire month at our Liv Northgate apartment community here in Gilbert, Arizona.
Eating corn on the cob is one of the pleasures of summertime. Celebrate this year by featuring corn on the cob for dinner tonight. There are a variety of way to cook corn on the cob from grilling it in its husk to simmering it in a pot of buttered water. However you fix it, enjoy!
Have a French-inspired picnic. All you need is a loaf of French bread, cheese, and grapes. For something a little more substantial, add some cold cuts from your local deli. Don’t forget a bottle of your favorite wine to complete the experience. Go All American with foods like fried chicken and potato salad, the Cutestuff Cooks blog has recipes for both! Create a picnic with hints of England by throwing an Austen inspired gathering complete with a tea service. Bite from the Past is the perfect place to find suitable food for your Regency outing.
Host an Ice Cream Soda Bar for this holiday. It’s a fun idea that’s easy and delicious! Buy some plastic 18 oz. cups, canned whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, soda (Jones soda is perfect and fun for this), maraschino cherries, and utensils. Find a cute bucket and fill it with ice to store the ice cream and sodas. This is a great tradition that’s easy to put together and definitely memorable with family and friends.
Try a new type of waffle recipe to celebrate! How about some Pizza Waffles from Spend with Pennies? Pizza waffles are amazing. Trust us. Make this easy treat for dinner or lunch on Waffle Day. All you need to make this dish is a package of crescent rolls, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, and pizza sauce.
For a more traditional take on waffles, check out this recipe for Belgian Waffles from Cooking Classy. There’s nothing like a basic Belgian waffle. Sprinkle your waffle with powdered sugar and cinnamon, top it with white chocolate mousse or ice cream, and decorate your waffle with your favorite fruits. This versatile recipe works well with a variety of toppings.
We hope you take time out to enjoy one — or all of these June holidays with some tasty food! What is your favorite? Please share in the comments!