Sunday, June 21, 2009
Father's Day Lunch
What do you give a man who already has his quiver (very) full, and who doesn't want you to spend any (of his hard-earned) money to buy him a gift?
If you guessed paninis, you would be right! (and weird)
Here's the Fortunate Father and his lunch, which just happened to be made by me, Mary-Faith, and Hunter. And yes, it did take 3 of us to make paninis for 10 - but for smaller families you may be able to do it yourself.
But first, here's where we got our inspiration. The fact that it is my daughter's blog has nothing to do with why I chose it.
The pictures on the inspiration blog are more appetizing than mine, but I'd be willing to betcha a couple of jars of marinated artichoke hearts that mine were just as good. (Maybe better.)
And for dessert (not pictured...which is a sign of just how good it was!) we had the Best Chocolate Sheet Cake Ever, made popular by the Pioneer Woman, but made even better by adding Breyers coffee ice cream on the side.
Not sure what the father thinks, but I believe I speak for all his progeny when I say it was a good - albeit high-calorie, Father's Day.
P.S. Lest you think it was all about the food, we did go around the panini-laden table and take turns expressing what it was about Good Ol' Dad that we would like to (a) emulate when we are a father, or (b) be sure to marry a man who emulates. It was very touching, with mentions of diligence, initiative, and a continuing thirst for knowledge heading the list. Although the sentiment that brought tears (of laughter) to our eyes was when a certain child mentioned that he hoped to grow up and have a scruffy beard and hair loss. (Sounds like he wants to be a homeless, bald guy, doesn't it?!)