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Father’s Day is a special day to celebrate the men in our lives and all that they do for us. I will be visiting Pick ‘n Save, a local Wisconsin grocery, to shop from their large selection of fresh fruits, vegetables and meats to create a special Father’s Day meal for Hubster.
Hubster dedicates long hours to his career in university housing. It’s a tireless job, consisting of numerous night and weekend commitments. There are certain months of the year when he’s really only home to sleep. Hubster’s position allows me to stay home to tend to C’s special needs and raise him and Baby Jo. For that I am thankful; but that’s also why we look so forward to summer. He has regular office hours and no night or weekend commitments except when he’s on duty!
The kids get to run to the door to greet Daddy every evening when he comes home, and we have our evenings free to go on family walks or trips to the park. He can even take vacation in the summer! Quality time is at a premium this time of year, and we will be taking advantage of that when we celebrate him this Father’s Day.
Since we live in Wisconsin and there’s only about 6 weeks of excellent weather, we’ll be heading outdoors for some grilling and a picnic! One of our favorite things to grill is bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin. That’s right – pork wrapped in bacon. It’s hog heaven, y’all.
I’ll be serving up a side of grilled asparagus with a splash of fresh lemon juice. For dessert, I will be recruiting C to help me assemble these fresh fruit kabobs!
While the food is on the grill, C and Hubster will be playing ball. Baby Jo will be trying to walk, but crying every time she falls onto the grass. She’s still unsure about its texture! Me? I’ll be savoring the sweet, slowness of these summer moments. After all, these are the moments that last us all year long.
Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin
1 pork tenderloin, cut into 6 filets
12 strips bacon
1 red pepper
Slice tomato, onion and red pepper. Stack a slice of each on top of each pork tenderloin filet. For each filet, wrap one strip of bacon around each side. Imagine you’re wrapping a gift! Secure with a toothpick.
Grill until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees.