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!
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