Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Getting ready for Father's Day

I know I'm going to eat well this Father's Day ... because I'm heading to the farm to see M's folks, and that guarantees good grub.

(Left: poppies from the front yard.)

Best fried chicken in the free world, fresh salads and veggies, and they always have 20 gallons or so of cookies down in the deep freezes in the basement.

Yes, you heard that right ... you gotta measure cookies by the gallon in this house, because you'd run out of fingers and toes trying to count them by the dozens.

See the box on the left? Imagine a dozen similar containers, all stored in a couple or three deep freezers in the basement.

And then there's the rhubarb pie ...

So, I'm going to eat well, and the fact that it's not in my honor and that I will only minimally help in the preparation (by maybe setting the table or putting ice in the water) doesn't bother me in the least.

Since I have no food prep responsibilities, I thought I should use the time to come up with some good ideas for subsequent Father's Days, and by "come up with," I mean, "steal from others."

So, going 'round the horn ... some stuff I think dads might like:

Coffee-marinated Pork from the Greasy Skillet

Coffee-brushed BBQ Ribs from A Spicy Perspective.

Grilled Shrimp with Lime, Cilantro, and Peanuts from The Arugula Files

Burger ideas from Mark Bittman and Whole Foods

Capreses Burger from My Kitchen in the Rockies

Tuna with spicy green sauce from My Little Expat Kitchen

A wedge salad with thousand island dressing from One Perfect Bite

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes from the Big Red Kitchen

What are you making for Father's Day?

PS. Happy Bloomsday!

“History, Stephen said, is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake.”


Louise said...

You are so funny... all the food you have going on sounds really good! Oh it is father's day this weekend, better come up with some plans myself... I know what you mean about photographing- sometimes your just hungry! I'm learning as I go... thanks for the encouragement -

tasteofbeirut said...

Pasta pasta and more pasta; my father is a pasta man, an Italian-opera lover and an Italian language lover. So, pasta.


Wow, cookies by the gallon! I don't believe I've ever made that many before--even at Christmas! Thanks for including me in your list!

oneordinaryday said...

Sounds like a place I'd like to spend some time - gallons of cookies? You betcha!
Have a great weekend!

Mary said...

I am honored to be included in that prestigious list. I haven't had good fried chicken in years. You've started me thinking :-). I hope you had a great day. Blessings...Mary

My Kitchen in the Rockies said...

Cookies? That many? Sounds great!
Have fun!

baking.serendipity said...

Wow, cookies by the gallon is my thought exactly! And then I skip to, how much time would that take in the kitchen?!? Sounds like you will have a great Father's Day! I love the list of links you've compiled, by the way, and your blog :)