Happy Father’s Day to all the Dad’s out there! I had a few special “Dads” I celebrated with today. First up, Frank’s Dad! Frank got Josh some Under Armor t-shirts and helped me make him breakfast (well…he watched…ok, he slept while I cooked). Josh had requested waffles, so I used this recipe and made him up some waffles topped with syrup and bananas. He enjoyed a great breakfast in bed:
Later in the day, my Mom & Dad, Aunt, Uncle & Cousin came over for a BBQ. I had made up some granola for my Dad and had also gave him a fishing Under Armor t-shirt.
My Mom, Aunt & I split the food. I laid out some nuts and crackers & hummus for appetizers. My Aunt also made some deviled eggs:
For the meat eaters, I made up two different kinds of burgers:
1. The first contained ground beef, jalapenos, Chile powder and salsa
2. The other contained beef, Montreal steak seasoning and a little ketchup mixed in (I unfortunately didn’t get any finished pictures of them because I was busy laying the food out…when I looked up- they were gone!)
The burgers were placed on top some rolls my Aunt brought. Topping options were pickles, tomatoes, lettuce, jalapenos, BBQ sauce & ketchup:
I also cooked up some Bush’s Vegetarian Baked beans and roasted up some corn that my Mom brought in the oven a la Averie (corn baked in the husks in the oven turn out perfect!!):
I made up my cool whip dip (cool whip + 1 single serving yogurt). The dip was served alongside some fruit my Aunt brought:
My Mom also brought an Asian Coleslaw she made and a regular coleslaw:
I made up a few quick/easy desserts. A blackberry and raspberry crisp:
I simply placed blackberries/raspberries in the bottom of a baking dish and sprinkled them with a little sweetener. For the topping I mixed ~ 2 cups oats, 1/2 stick smart balance, 1/3 cup brown sugar, 1/3 cup coconut, 1/3 cup macadamia nuts. Baked at 350 for ~25 minutes.
I also made a Weight Watchers inspired dessert (as someone in attendance has been following the weight watchers points plan). I used No Pudge Cappuccino brownie mix & mixed in 1 15-oz container pumpkin puree (instead of yogurt):
The BBQ was a success! My Mom, me & My Aunt:
Me & My Dad:
What did you do today?