October 24th National Bologna Day

When I was a child I use to love bologna. I could eat it every day and seem to never get enough. I didn’t know it was normally made from sausage, I didn’t care… it tasted good, looked good and everybody around me always wanted my sandwiches.

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Then, as I got older, I began to realize how most (Not all) bologna was made. I suddenly didn’t crave bologna anymore, the sandwiches weren’t as pretty  and as those around me that had wanted to trade their tuna sandwiches were no longer interested in my bologna sandwich anymore. It was a sad time in my life.

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And then I discovered fried bologna! And all was right with the world again. Well, maybe not everything. The confusing universe of mustard to go with my fried bologna launched it’s ugly head and I discovered Spam. Oh, the perils of the new world around us that we have to deal with everyday!

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On the lighter side, did you know most food days are considered National Days. No one knows why but if it makes us happy, who cares. Today it’s all a bunch of bologna anyway. No, seriously, bologna is good… just ask Oscar Mayer. You can always get Kosher.

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But there are still somethings that are just wrong.

How to celebrate – Enjoy some bologna today. Visit Bologna! ASk Oscar Mayers over for dinner tonight!

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October 24th National Bologna Day

When I was a child I use to love Bologna sandwiches. Add a little cheese and mayo or mustard, or both, and my day was made! It didn’t matter if it was German bologna, Beef bologna or Kosher bologna, I just knew it was good!

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And occasionally my mom would fry the bologna and I was in Heaven. I am not sure what made it even better when it was fried but it was. Every once in a while we got it for breakfast as a special treat.

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And then, as I got older, I started to question what was in bologna.  It is made from sausage or mortadella, a cubed sausage. Black pepper, nutmeg, allspice, celery seed, coriander and myrtle berry is added for flavoring. It does come from Bologna, Italy originally.

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I tend not to eat too many things that are ground up and mixed together before I get the chance to know what all is really in there. Like hotdogs which are perfectly safe but may contain parts I am not openly willing to eat. You are pretty safe if it is Kosher though so maybe I should give it a chance again. It really was good!

How to celebrate – Have a bologna sandwich for lunch today. Make up your own bologna recipe. (Use is sort of like Spam) Treat your kids to bologna, even if they don’t eat much of anything they will probably like bologna… just don’t tell them what’s in it.