My "back porch" is my kitchen, my favorite room in the house. Come on in, the coffee is fresh, and I just made a pitcher of sweet tea. The cookies will be out in a minute. I have over 40 years of recipes to share with you, along with my opinion on everything. Oh my, you are right, it is cocktail time. What can I get you? Of course I can make you a Mint Julep! Stop by anytime, something is always cooking, and the back door is never locked.

Bon Appetit, Y'all

Friday, June 17, 2011

Father's Day Stuff

I almost forgot Father's Day. Too busy this week. Where does the time go!

Most father's, men, are perfectly happy with meat, potatoes, salad and bread. Light on the salad. If your purse permits a nice big strip steak go for it. Use some of the Espresso Steak Rub. If not, one of my favorites is Country-Style Pork Ribs on the grill. These actually cook while you sleep. Make his favorite potato salad or Twice Baked Potato Casserole. Both are done ahead. Throw in a nice green vegetable just because you can, and it's fresh vegetable season. It also makes a good impression on the kids. Look at Dad he eats green stuff!

Don't kill yourself making homemade bread unless he just loves it. A good bakery bread will do fine.

Now, put a little more effort into the dessert, but don't make it an all day deal. He will not notice anyway. I would suggest a nice Pound Cake Banana Pudding. Frozen pound cake (Sara Lee) is just wonderful for this.

Good heavens! Look what a great meal you have and everything was done a day ahead except finishing the steaks or ribs on the grill. I hope he did as well for Mother's Day.


  1. Great post! Nice ideas for Sunday and I do love Sara Lee Poundcake.

  2. I'm making your Hot Browns for Father's Day. The Banana Pudding would be the perfect dessert for later in the day. I made it a week or so ago and I swear it was the most delicious dessert I've ever had. It called to me from the fridge in the middle of the night!

  3. Great ideas for the good fathers in our lives.

  4. That's the Pres...meat, potatoes & bread...and sometimes ONE veggie!!! LOL...:)JP


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