Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day!

I don't think there are a lot of father's reading my blog but I know that you guys have a father (or father figure) in your life. So happy Father's Day to them!

Let me tell you a bit about my dad...
He's protective of his girls (me, my sister and my mom) in a lot of ways.  With the men in our lives (my sister and I only) he's always looked out for us and only wanted the best guys for us. When it comes to school and career choices he encourages us to do what we love and strive to be happy first. No matter where we travel he'll always check our tires before we go and make sure our car's fluids are okay. He always wants only the best for us and for that I am so thankful.

My dad was anti-trans fats before food distributors had to mark their hydrogenated oils on the nutritional label by government mandate. Before Dr. Oz was talking about high fructose corn syrup my dad was trying to find a shop locally that carried Mexican Coca-cola (it is made with cane sugar). Jamie Oliver wasn't on TV preaching about organic foods when my dad was scouring the grocery store for Horizon Milk. And a grass fed, free range farm was located before most of the population knew they existed. No, my dad is not psychic he is just always looking out for what's best for him and those around him. This is evidenced by the emails with links directing us to the healthiest options and latest breakthroughs. Mildly annoying...sometimes. Thoughtful...always.

So today I've conjured up a great treat for my pops. An entire meal made from scratch. Not a single processed item. Nothing from a box. Every single ingredient is in its natural form first. Organic eggs, free-range chicken, real sugar and fresh veggies grown locally. Here's what's on the menu*:

  • Fresh black bean salsa
  • Gaucamole
  • Chicken Enchiladas (I made the flour tortillas myself!)
  • Homemade Chocolate Icecream
  • From Scratch Dark Chocolate Caramel Bacon Brownies

If I get the chance tomorrow I'll be whipping up some fresh sweet tea (that is how we do it down south) but if not the only "slipup" on the menu will be Dos Equis Lager and Mexican Coca Cola.

I have a feeling my dad will popping by to take a peek at the menu.
So, happy Father's Day Dad!
I love you!!!

*Obviously I haven't eaten these items yet so I'm not sure if they are worth sharing but I sure hope they are. If so I'll pass them along to you guys next week.


  1. Love this! I'm particularly excited to hear about this chocolate caramel bacon brownie business -- hope y'all have a fabulous day!

  2. Lindsey, being blessed with girls like you and your sister make it pretty easy(relatively speaking)- :) to care for you and want the best for you. I couldn't ask for better daughters. I love you,

  3. Lindsey, You make us so proud! You continue to impress us with all you do! You went such a distance to do the perfect lunch for your dad and me. Beautiful, delicious, and always fun! You and Mike are the best!! Thank you and love you both!

  4. That's so sweet that you made such a thoughtful, heartfelt meal for your dad! I hope he enjoyed his day.

  5. What a beautiful post! I do hope your father had an amazing day. You are lucky to have each other and he is really lucky to have you making such a wonderful menu...YUM!

  6. Thanks for the notes guys...we had a great time and the food turned out pretty good, if I don't say so myself. I'll share recipes soon!



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