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National Sausage Pizza Day / International Day Of The Girl Child

donmdonm Posts: 10,241 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

National Sausage Pizza Day

Whether served on a thin or thick crust, sausage pizza goes well with other toppings, too. Don’t hesitate to add mushrooms and a variety of cheeses. What’s even better about sausage pizza are the different kinds of sausage to choose from.

While Italian sausage may be preferred, try experimenting. Add more garlic or try additional spice. Try smoky sausages such as chorizo or even a kielbasa visit with your local butcher for sausage suggestions. They’ve probably been smoking up the latest experiment just for you to try.

 Sausage comes in many combinations, too. Lighter forms and different ages offer flavors that complement our toppings. A little sweet with the savory creates a modern taste experience.

 Sautéd onions add amazing flavor to sausage pizza. While cooking up the onions add a few portabella mushrooms to the pan. Once you’ve added them to your pizza, sprinkle the top with feta cheese and fresh basil. You won’t regret it.

Pizza Facts

·     In ancient Greece, the Greeks covered their bread with oils, herbs, and cheese, which some attribute to the beginning of the pizza.

·        In Byzantine Greek, the word was spelled “πίτα,” pita, meaning pie.

 The Romans developed a pastry with a sheet of dough topped with cheese and honey, then flavored with bay leaves.

·        The modern pizza had its beginning in Italy as the Neapolitan flatbread.

·        The original pizza used only mozzarella cheese, mainly the highest quality buffalo mozzarella variant. It was produced in the surroundings of Naples.

·        An estimated 2 billion pounds of pizza cheese was produced in the United States in 1997.

·        The first United States pizza establishment opened in New York’s Little Italy in 1905.





International Day Of The Girl Child seeks to bring awareness and solutions to the unique challenges that girls around the world face every day.

 From the moment a child is born, she can grow up to be a scientist, author, business leader, mother, teacher or anything she may choose to be. Providing her with healthy options, education, and resources to make her own choices means removing some of the obstacles she faces.

 Depending on where she lives, a young girl’s challenges will vary and how we approach addressing those issues will change. During International Day of the Girl, join the global call to action. Create real solutions; listen to the aspiration of young women; mentor someone who will someday overcome the challenges she faces.

Research is pretty clear that participation in sport in HS has many benefits down the road for women....start them early catching passes from you and shooting hoops with you or kicking soccer balls. Running is a great lifetime activity that needs little equipment and can be done with children - if we are fit enough to handle it. Of course, I now ride a bike along side my runners but that's ok too.



  • AnotherDawgAnotherDawg Posts: 6,758 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    One of my standard orders at Fellini's (in Atlanta) is a sausage, spinach, and feta pizza. I don't like overloading a pizza with too many toppings, but onions or mushrooms would definitely work in lieu of spinach.


    Agree 100% on the value of sports for girls. I never had a daughter but my teenaged niece aspires to play college softball and I've worked with her a good bit. She lost her mom to cancer and has had a tough childhood. Pretty sure sports is the best thing in her life. She also made an A+ on a science test the other day and she beamed with pride. I'll have to make a point to encourage her on that front too.


    Thanks for your long-running "column" Don!

    It's one of the best features of the forum.

  • donmdonm Posts: 10,241 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Thank you for the compliment. IIRC, I started on National BBQ Day and it should be coming around soon along with my retirement from this particular gig.

  • FirePlugDawgFirePlugDawg Posts: 5,480 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    As to Greeks, “πίτα,” pita, and Naples (is in southern Italy), until Mussolini (1920s), there were Greek language schools in southern Italy. Southern Italy and Sicily were called Μεγάλη Ἑλλάς, greater Greece, (Magna Graecia in the west), in olden times. The Romans killed Archimedes (was supposed to have been spared) when they captured Syracuse. There is a recently discovered palimpsest (reused parchment) that hints that Archimedes had discovered calculus (not known until the mid-1600s). Yeah, pizza is pretty good, for both boys and girls.

  • allywallyw Posts: 1,219 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited October 2019

    I started running with my dad when I was about 12. And we still run at ages 59 and 33. Teaching one’s children how to live an active lifestyle is important!

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