What makes the holidays so enjoyable? Is it the gathering of family members under the twinkling lights of the Christmas tree laughing at those super embarrassing old memories from when you were a kid? Or the gifts that your loved ones selflessly give to you, in hopes of seeing beaming smiles of pleasure from you? Or maybe it is the spring in your step that happens around this time of year, while thoughts of sugarplums dance in your head, and holiday songs play from November to New Year’s Eve? Or Perhaps, it’s the succulent smells of the special holiday treats that your family enjoys with pleasure of heavenly desserts and tender meats we indulge in.
Unfortunately, not every family can enjoy a nice hot, home-cooked meal during the holidays. Holiday breaks are not an escape from reality, nor a change of routine for some families. For holiday breaks mean hunger, the dull aching pain that shakes you down to the soul.