September - National Family Day

Posted by Thomas Echea on Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020 at 12:02pm.

National Family Day, celebrated on September 26, puts the spotlight on the people that make our lives meaningful. Families come in many forms and sizes and under different circumstances, but what they all share is unconditional love and support for those growing on the same family tree. Take some time today to appreciate the special folks in your life — give them a call, take them out to lunch, or send them a note to let them know you’re thinking of them!




The scientific study of the family unit began in the late 19th century and crystallized as a subfield of sociology in the 1960s. Since then, social scientists have paid special attention to the family’s role in shaping individual behavior and how place and culture affect family structures. Industrialization, globalization, and the development of cheap and fast international transportation have led to rapid changes in relations between families.

  • Play games outdoors or go for a walk.

  • Pick up some fresh fruit together.

  • Visit grandparents and bring them a picnic lunch.

  • Try out a new recipe (see our favorite pizza recipe below) and get the whole family involved in the cooking.

Who doesn’t love pizza? 

Here are some interesting facts about pizza:

  • Pepperoni is the most popular pizza at 36% of all pies ordered.

  • Over 3 billion pizzas are sold in the USA each year.  Add another 1 billion on frozen pizzas

  • 17% of all US Restaurants are pizzerias.

  •  Antica Pizzeria, the first Pizzeria, opened in Naples, Italy, in 1738.

  •  Gennaro Lombardi, the first Pizzeria in the United States, opened in 1895 in New York City.

  • Americans consume on average 23 pounds of pizza per person each year.

 Here’s how to make the best cheese pizza: 

This cheese pizza tastes just like what you’d expect from your classic pie, but infinitely better. It’s sophisticated enough for adults, but loved by all kids


  • 2 1⁄2cups flour

  • 1teaspoon salt

  • 1teaspoon sugar

  • 1tablespoon fast rise yeast

  • 1cup water 

  • 1tablespoon oil

  • In a large bowl, mix the first 4 ingredients. Mix water and oil; add to the flour mixture. Turn onto a floured surface; knead for 2 minutes. Place in a greased bowl; turn to grease top. Cover and let rise for 20 minutes. Punch down; place on 12in, greased pizza pan. Pat into a circle.

  • Topping: Mix 5 ingredients (your choice)  and spread over the crust.

  • Put a few pepperoni slices on top of sauce. Sprinkle with 1/2 the mozzarella; 1/2 the monterey jack, and 1/2 the parmesan.

  • Put the rest of the pepperoni on. Repeat the cheese layer. Bake at 400* for 20 minutes or until light brown.

Take some time today to appreciate the special folks in your life — give them a call, send them a note to let them know you’re thinking of them or contact us to get them the house of their dreams!


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