What is on your Father's Day menu?
- Angelina Jun 11, 2008 03:44 AM
I always have family over on Father's day, about 20 all together..including kids. I seem to always grill up filet mignon steaks and all the usuals. I am just curious, what is everyone else making? (granted, if you are staying home.)
Thanks for you ideas!! :)
BBQ (Smoked) ribs (spares and baby backs)
BBQ (Smoked) chicken
Brats / Hot Links
Dogs / burgers for the kiddies.
Usual assortment of salads (slaw / potato)
Melon ball fruit salad (they should be starting to get good now)
Probably a chocolate frosted yellow cake (Dad's all time favorite)
Mom will make a giant tray of her famous caramel swirled triple chocolate brownies (that I invented, and let her claim as her own - our little secret)
Father's Day is also best pal's birthday this year so it is a judicious blend of the faves of both.
BBQ Pork Ribs or Mock Porchetta from the Zuni Cafe (looks so interesting)
Maple Ginger Baked Beans
Paul's World Famous Caesar Salad (Paul is 'Dad' and he loves to make this salad and we love to eat it; what makes it world famous is that he perfected it in Italy where we taught, satisfying the homesick appetites of a group of American/Canadian students)
Rosemary Cheese Bread
Strawberry Shortcake with REAL 'short' biscuits, not that angel food junk)
(everything is sourced locally except the anchovies in the Caesar Salad)
Putting a candle in the shortcake will make it a birthday feast as well as a Happy Fathers Day Feast!
I ordered those gorgeous lobster rolls from Dean & DeLuca - we've been wanting to try them for over a year, and with the in-laws in town I decided to make the splurge.
Cocktails & hors d'oeuvres
Fresh from the garden peas
Tossed green salad
Homemade fresh strawberry shortcake w/real whipped cream.
Large mixed antipasto
Fresh Italian breads
It's my hubby's first dad's day (we have a 14 week old at home) so I am starting the day off with creme brulee french toast, bacon and mimosas for breakfast and given that we have his parents coming into town to help us celebrate, we'll likely grill up a tri-tip and whatever veggies I picked up at the farmers market that morning. Oh, and dessert of his choosing.
2 inch thick porterhouse steaks
baked sweet potatoes or sweet potato fries (haven't decided yet)
german chocolate cake
the steak and the cake are my dad's two favorite things in the entire world
The usual Father's Day menu....fried catfish, hush puppies (Paul Prudomme recipe) coleslaw, green tomato pickles, and pecan bar cookies and ice cream. Good eats!