Celebrate Family and Music with Jimmy Dean Sausage

Did you know that October is national sausage month? I didn’t either. But it is and in honor of this Jimmy Dean sausage is celebrating things like family and music, and of course sausage.

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In this day and age it seems that the entire family is typically going in 20 different directions all at the same time. So sometimes it is important to do something that will bring us all back together, even if it is just for a little while.

When I was contacted to write about how Jimmy Dean celebrates families, I was excited about it.

Once a week I try and have a big breakfast. We kind of go all out and have eggs, meat, potatoes, fruit, juice, milk. You name it. One of my favorite things to make is biscuits and gravy. It is my favorite breakfast food ever.

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Using Jimmy Dean sausage, I know that I am using a quality ingredient that my entire family will love.

In honor of National Sausage Month, one of America’s favorite sausage brands, Jimmy Dean, is paying tribute to its country music roots as a sponsor of this year’s CMT on Tour concert featuring country music sensation Hunter Hayes.

Not only are they celebrating my family coming together but they are supporting music. In honor of this, I was offered tickets to see Hunter Hayes in Nashville. I had a prior engagement and couldn’t make the concert but my good friend Crystal from Color Me Crystal went to check out the concert. Read on for more on how Jimmy Dean helped her celebrate a night out on the town with her family.

First, I want to thank Rachel for this opportunity.  It was so much fun and we appreciate it!  I ended up taking my son to the concert.  I love being able to spend one on one time with my kids.  It’s harder and harder to do that now that they are a tween and teen.  But we know how important it is to stay involved and active in their lives.

My son is 14 and, thankfully, doesn’t think he’s too cool to hang out with mom.  We made a full day of it and hit the road early for the 3 hour drive to Nashville and the Ryman Auditorium.  We fueled up on coffee and breakfast at McDonald’s and headed off.  It was a fun morning!  From singing and chatting to playing great games like punch buggy and even eye spy.  I could’ve driven back home happy after just the few hours we had spent together in the van.

When we arrived in Nashville, it was raining.  Making our way to the Ryman was a little tense but only because we aren’t too familiar with that part of Nashville.  I scored a GREAT parking spot and we went to pick up our tickets and meet and greet passes then spent time wandering around Downtown Nashville.  We had done a lot of walking and it was cold.  So we grabbed some food and then made our way back, again, to stand in line for entry to the auditorium.

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Hunter Hayes is a super talented young man.  His show was amazing.  We sang and danced and drummed on the stage.  I think our favorite part was when he brought out the guys from Lady Antebellum…my son’s ALL TIME favorite band.  It made his entire day!  Mine too, just by seeing him so happy.  After the concert we got to meet Hunter and have a photo taken with him.  He talked to us for a few minutes and was truly a gentleman.  I was very impressed with every aspect of the concert.  We were treated like royalty and will NEVER forget this day.  It was really a blessing for us and we are so grateful to have had this opportunity.

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What do you do to bring your family together?

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This post was a partnership between Jimmy Dean, CMT, Crystal from Color Me Crystal and myself. All opinions are my own.

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Rachel Akers writes about crafts, recipes, and features the adventures of a family of 4. It is always crazy but I wouldn't change it for the world! Comments or questions? Talk to me on Facebook or Twitter or sign up for our RSS feed to have future articles delivered to your feed reader.