My mother comes from Tamazula, Jalisco. She came to the US when she was 19. She usually helped my grandma and grandpa prepare everything that they cooked. The traditional Mexican dish I chose is called Pozole and it is a recipe my mother brought with her when she moved to the United States. It is used as a meal during Christmas most of the time. My mother has made this food for our family since I was young. We usually only make it on Christmas and in Mexico it's made a lot in pozadas, which commemorate the journey that Joseph and Mary made from Nazareth to Bethlehem in search of a safe refuge for Mary to give birth to the baby, Jesus. It connects to me in a way because it just feels like I'm home when my mom cooks pozole. It is important to me because without it our reunions and dinners would not be the same. Ingredients you use to make pozole are dried chiles de árbol, ancho chiles, garlic, kosher salt, boneless pork shoulder cut in half, ground cumin, vegetable oil, white onion, chicken broth, Mexican dried oregano, bay leaf, and white hominy.