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What are you cooking for Dad this Father's Day?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created June 16, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Or what are you eating with Dad tomorrow? (I see this was asked last year, but there weren't very many answers.)

I am giving my father a photo book I had made with lots of shots of him from my wedding last year, but I also decided to cook him (and the rest of our family) a full-on lacto-paleo feast (I was going to just do junky stuff I know he likes, but then I thought - why not do healthy stuff I know he'll love, too...I'm just not going to say the word "paleo" or "healthy").

So far I have planned starters of salted bone marrow with parsley salad (capers, shallots, lemon and olive oil) spread on radish chips, and cucumber slices (and possibly some endive boats); baked figs spread with pastured goat cheese and drizzled with local raw honey, topped with some chopped nuts.

Dinner I was thinking of doing braised lamb shanks with lots of greenery and veg, though there's marrow involved in that, too, so that may be a bit much in combination with the appetizer (or not...MOAR MARROW!).

Dessert...not sure yet - lemon something or other (if you have a tip, please speak up!), possibly with some berries since they are in season and delicious right now.

So, what are you making?

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

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on June 17, 2012
at 12:54 AM

Also for a berry/fruit dessert- I like doing a pie crust out of toasted shredded coconut, almond flour, flax seed, an egg, and coconut oil. I can melt chocolate down in coconut cream and pour it in the pie crust to make a chocolate-coconut pie. Very good topped with stewed rhubarb or fresh berries, all in season!

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on June 16, 2012
at 09:47 PM

They are...a little too yummy! I usually make them so my hubby and youngest have quick breakfasts. My husband couldn't cook an edible egg to save his life and actually won't even eat them himself, so I have these on hand on mornings I leave before they wake up.

1296f5fecd084f101d7c5fbe013f07eb

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on June 16, 2012
at 09:38 PM

Ooh those muffins sound yummy!

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on June 16, 2012
at 09:34 PM

@ Blossom1 - You bring up an interesting correlation...did Kung Fu Panda "borrow" Legendary? from Po's mouth "Legend tells of a legendary warrior whose kung fu skills were the stuff of legend." If that's not Barney...*shrugs* While we're on the topic of chewing though

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on June 16, 2012
at 09:27 PM

Epic response...

1296f5fecd084f101d7c5fbe013f07eb

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on June 16, 2012
at 09:17 PM

It sounds like your search will be...wait for it...LEGENDARY!

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on June 16, 2012
at 08:59 PM

I double the recipe and make 12 full-sized muffins. I recommend using papers in your muffin tin. I couldn't get them out of the pan still looking like muffins without the paper. http://preppypaleo.blogspot.com/2012/03/paleo-lemon-poppy-seed-muffins.html

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on June 16, 2012
at 08:56 PM

Can I come, too?

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on June 16, 2012
at 08:53 PM

You have a lucky dad!

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76026e8ef496039d5075440ff731aa0d

on June 16, 2012
at 09:16 PM

I don't have a father in my life...but...I'm hoping to be adopted by George Clooney, one of the best Bat men ever and a man of constant sorrow!

or...

The most interesting man in the world...the Dos Equis Guy....He once taught a German shepherd to bark in Spanish...Even his enemies list him as their emergency contact number...His organ donation card also lists his beard....you get the idea...

Or Maybe The FOO Fighters...hanging out with Dave Grohl...I could finally realise my dream and I could rock out with my...um...

OR...

Neil Patrick Harris for the WIN! if you don't like Barney Stinson...you're dead inside... "When I get sad, I stop being sad and get awesome instead. True Story."......"Think of me like Yoda, but instead of being little and green I wear suits and I'm awesome. I'm your bro???I'm Broda!???..."???In my body, where the shame gland should be, there is a second awesome gland. True story.???

Happy impending fathers done none the less???my search for the best father???.continues shifty eyed

Truth.

1296f5fecd084f101d7c5fbe013f07eb

(1213)

on June 16, 2012
at 09:17 PM

It sounds like your search will be...wait for it...LEGENDARY!

76026e8ef496039d5075440ff731aa0d

(5386)

on June 16, 2012
at 09:34 PM

@ Blossom1 - You bring up an interesting correlation...did Kung Fu Panda "borrow" Legendary? from Po's mouth "Legend tells of a legendary warrior whose kung fu skills were the stuff of legend." If that's not Barney...*shrugs* While we're on the topic of chewing though

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on June 16, 2012
at 09:27 PM

Epic response...

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246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

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on June 17, 2012
at 02:03 AM

I bought 3 1lb ribeye steaks (well, mine was 1.8lbs), and brought them to my mom's house for myself, my stepdad, and my uncle so the "dads" could have a steak on father's day.

Dry rubbed with ginger, salt/pepper, and onion powder. Charred slightly outside, perfect inside.

I didn't eat anything else (as if a 2lbs steak wasn't enough). I'm still reeling over my meat-ecstasy.

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518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

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on June 17, 2012
at 12:52 AM

Every year I buy my dad beautiful rib eyes from a local farm, asparagus from a neighbor, and this year there is also going to be roasted Muscovy duck from my work (killed on Friday, 5 hours at 300 with fresh herbs under the skin, going to be GORGEOUS). Hasselback potatoes and G&T's may also appear. Through all his low-fat trends and general stubbornness my dad has always loved loved LOVED meat- grew up on a lamb/chicken farm, he appreciated nothing more than a good grill. My dad introduced me to the world of fine wines, spirits, and beers as well as the proper way to cook just about every cut of meat- between him and my wonderful cook of a mum, they had me on a stool chopping veggies at the counter by the time I was five. That's something I can't thank him (and my mum) enough for. The duck is unique this year- usually we do a grilled scallop combo (his favourite seafood). I'm batting my eyes at my boyfriend to get some crabs the day of too- might as well make it a day of good food and do a late-lunch crab boil!

My lil bro's girlfriend did a dessert she makes in Thailand: chunks of banana's (cut into 1/3 basically) soaked overnight in coconut milk, coated in dark chocolate with a bit of coconut oil (so it doesn't go really hard), and rolled in toasted coconut flakes. Frozen overnight. So good and messy.

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on June 17, 2012
at 12:54 AM

Also for a berry/fruit dessert- I like doing a pie crust out of toasted shredded coconut, almond flour, flax seed, an egg, and coconut oil. I can melt chocolate down in coconut cream and pour it in the pie crust to make a chocolate-coconut pie. Very good topped with stewed rhubarb or fresh berries, all in season!

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61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on June 16, 2012
at 08:54 PM

Tri-tip (a CA cut of beef - roast-like) on the grill, big green salad with lots of veggies in it, and lemon poppy seed muffins made with coconut flour and honey. It's a combo Father's Day dinner for my husband and a birthday dinner for his best friend.

1296f5fecd084f101d7c5fbe013f07eb

(1213)

on June 16, 2012
at 09:38 PM

Ooh those muffins sound yummy!

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on June 16, 2012
at 08:59 PM

I double the recipe and make 12 full-sized muffins. I recommend using papers in your muffin tin. I couldn't get them out of the pan still looking like muffins without the paper. http://preppypaleo.blogspot.com/2012/03/paleo-lemon-poppy-seed-muffins.html

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on June 16, 2012
at 09:47 PM

They are...a little too yummy! I usually make them so my hubby and youngest have quick breakfasts. My husband couldn't cook an edible egg to save his life and actually won't even eat them himself, so I have these on hand on mornings I leave before they wake up.

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