The Holiday season is finally here. It’s my favorite time of the year especially when I get to spend it with family and friends. It truly brings the best out of the season when you’re surrounded by you’re loved ones. Don’t you agree? From those fun gatherings to that delicious meal you share together. Enjoying some belly laughs and great food my family always lifts up my Holiday spirit.
When it comes to family, they deserve the very best. There have been many times that my husband and I will talk about how fast life passes us by. How, even though we feel connected with our children daily and are with them 24/7, we still miss out on those little things because our lives are so busy. One thing that is still extremely important to us as parents, is eating dinner together as a family.
Growing up as a child, Sunday dinners were a time for my siblings and I, along with our parents, to sit together and enjoy a good meal. It was a time when the world stopped around us since that day was devoted to us. Spending those precious moments together surely meant a lot for my mom even back then.
That is why I insist that my older children are around on Sunday evenings. Since the twins are busy with college, work, and hanging out with their friends, I make this day special with a nice sit-down meal.
My husband is a hard worker and comes home pretty late in the evening. My younger children are also active with after school sports and activities so it’s almost impossible that we can actually eat dinner together during the weekdays. As for my older children, any spare time they have from school or work, you can find them volunteering at Church during the week. They take great pride in helping others in need. So you can see why I choose Sunday as our family day and a day we’re reconnected. I can’t tell you enough how this makes me happy.-And agree that it’s so important for me to give back to them as they give back to so many others..
This season, the National Pork Board (NPB) celebrates “Porksgiving”. From November 2nd through December 31st, I challenge others to inspire people all across the country to take the time to give and say thanks. It’s a time to show someone how much you appreciate them with a home-cooked pork meal. After all, there’s no better way to show someone how much you care than a comforting meal that is heartfelt. Especially one that is made with pork.
As my family sat around together and enjoyed my pork inspired Apple-Glazed Pork Loin Roast with Crushed Pineapple Stuffing, I couldn’t help but feel grateful for each one of them. They bring so much happiness in my life and I truly know there isn’t anything else in the world that can replace these “thank you” moments.
Along with this juicy and oh so tender Apple-Glazed Pork Loin Roast, we enjoyed two of our favorite side dishes. One being Crushed Pineapple Stuffing and the other was small roasted yellow potatoes wrapped in bacon.
Yes, you guessed it, this mom of four was getting all kinds of compliments.
So, this Holiday season take some time to say thanks to someone who gives back whether it’s your loved one, a neighbor, friend or those who volunteer. Whoever it is, show them your appreciation this Porksgiving by serving up a new pork recipe.
So tell me, who will you say thanks to this Holiday season?
Which Porksgiving recipe would you share?
Get inspired to give back with juicy, tender pork all season long by visiting PorkInspired.com/Porksgiving. There, the National Pork Board will share inspiration via stories that feature how Americans are giving back and saying thanks with the gift of pork.