JUMP INTO JUNE

Summer has begun: our favorite season for baseball games, grilling with the neighbors and nights spent watching flickering fireflies from the front porch. To get the most out of June and embrace early summer, try out some of our tips and tricks for a great time.

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1. APPRECIATE DAD

Father's Day is June 21. Thank Dad for all the wonderful things he does by making him a personalized apron he can wear all grilling season long. Pick up a plain canvas apron along with some fabric paint and get creative.

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2. GET BUILDING

Feeling stuck inside during a heat wave or summer storm? Spend the day building a fort using pillows, blankets and furniture for the perfect place to watch a favorite movie or play a board game.

 

With HHoney Pork Tenderloin Kabobs
Honey Pork Tenderloin Kabobs
Honey Pork Tenderloin Kabobs
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3. EXPLORE NEW CULTURES

Summer is the perfect season for mixing up the dinner repertoire with new recipes and ingredients. Looking for a fun new dish to try? Smithfield's Thai Pork Burritos are a great twist on two classic cuisines.

GoingSlow Cooker Pork Carnitas
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4. REMEMBER GOOD TIMES

Ask your favorite people to come over to go through photo albums and other momentos you've been saving. Sharing old jokes and memories will bring joy and smiles to everyone involved.

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5. GRILLING SO GOOD

Grilling keeps ovens off and brings fun times with friends and family. Grill something healthy and creative by using fresh summer produce and John Morell Skinless Smoked Sausage for delicious Smoked Sausage Kabobs even the pickiest eater will love.

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Do you have a favorite summer activity you love or fun way to celebrate the Fourth of July? Tweet to us @Smithfieldfoods, and we could share it on Twitter!