Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Father's Day 2011

We enjoyed a great day last Sunday. It was Father's Day, you know! Unfortunately, I failed to get a picture of Paul with our kids that day, so I have included a picture of him on one of his favorite days this past winter.

Nick came out to the ranch in the morning and he and Paul enjoyed a round of golf together. Then, Nick mowed the lawn for his dad. If you have ever seen our lawn, you will understand that is a truly nice gift of time.  Nick is enjoying his new job and it is wonderful to see him happy. He deserves it!!!!

Suzanne and Ellen were able to join us in the evening and we shared a great meal together. Paul and I came up with an Asian "Surf and Turf" menu and it worked out quite well.

We made Halibut Coconut Curry with Charred Chiles and Lime. Click here for the recipe. It is well worth a try. I loved it. I've never made my own green curry sauce before.

Of course, Paul worked a steak into the menu plan. He found a Wolfgang Puck recipe in the paper for Szechuan Rib-Eye Steaks With Caramelized Shallot Sauce. You can find the recipe here. Again, I must say, this recipe is one to come back to again. With the steak, we served our new favorite side dish, grilled romaine. Both of these recipes would work perfectly for a dinner party.

We don't get to have our kids here for dinner often enough. Suzanne and Josh were here on Saturday night as well. Josh loved our bring home goodies from the barbecue competition that day!!!

It is fun for us to be able to look back to see how we celebrated our special times together.
I'll talk to you soon.


qwerkyqook said...

I'm still dreaming about that romaine! YUM.

Paul said...

Thanks Dear-

I'm the luckiest guy in the world to be able to have the family that I do!!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Sounds like a wonderful day! We had a great day at the lake. The weather turned out really nice so we spent a large chunk of the day sitting on the deck. Dad did do a little work around the yard/neighbor's new home, but he had a great day.

I think I am going to try making the grilled romaine this weekend when we are all at the cabin. I should probably bring parm for the dairy-eaters to top on theirs!

Marlys said...

Lisa was telling me about the grilled romaine and I am so excited to see she is going to make it this weekend! Yum Yum!
I'm so glad you had a wonderful Father's Day - and having the kids to celebrate with is the most priceless gift there is! I'm so happy to hear that Nick likes his new job! And that was a GREAT gift he gave to Paul! Truly, I understand!