Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day!

First of all, I want to tell my Dad, Happy Father's Day.  I already called him, but it doesn't hurt to tell people again.  So, Dad, thank you for all you've done for me and the family all these years and I love you--You Goofball!  (Taylor still brings that up from time to time that Grandpa Scott calls him Goofball.  I always have to explain to him that you are silly and just kidding!)


Next I just gotta tell my amazing husband, Kevin, Happy Father's Day and that I love you tons!  Thank you for all you do for our family and most of all for putting up with me!


What a man!  (I love this picture!)  Our 11th anniversary is in five days.  Thanks, Hon!  You're the best!  I love you!

Tonight for Father's Day dinner I made Pasta Jambalaya, something that Kevin really loves.  I found this recipe on at  The recipe link is here.  I did not use shrimp, but cooked about 1 1/2 pounds of cut up chicken breast.  This pasta was quite good, although Kevin likes his pretty spicy and though I followed the recipe pretty exactly (minus the onion, of course, for those who know me--I hate onions and do not ever buy them or cook anything with them--I do, however, allow Kevin to eat them whenever we go out as he does love them.  Nonetheless, I am a pretty darn good cook even though to some it is unthinkable to not cook with onions!)  Anyway, sorry, got a bit off track there.  I used one green bell pepper and one red pepper, instead of the onion.  I also added about 2 cups chopped baby bella mushrooms, just for kicks.  I didn't take the greatest of pictures, but this made a boat-load of pasta.  Kevin will be eating this for his lunches all week!  (I also used a whole wheat pasta.)  Since it wasn't hot enough, as I put it into containers for Kevin to take to work, I added a bit of hot sauce and hot pepper flakes.  He usually sprinkles hot pepper flakes on everything!


I also asked Kevin last week what he wanted for a Father's Day dessert.  He asked if it was possible to have cake with a layer of cheesecake.  I searched and found this recipe.  It was okay, but there was too much cake and the cake was not as chocolatey as I would have liked and it was a bit dry.  I would totally make this again with a great chocolate cake recipe and just use the cream cheese part of the recipe.  This would be fun to try with maybe a brownie layer or something.  I think the cake just wasn't that great.   Actually, we decided that if you really want something cheesecakey, to just stick with a cheesecake.  (Kevin doesn't really like cake anyway, so not sure why that was what he wanted.)  It was still fun to try something totally new.  The edges were also a little overdone and I only cooked the cake for 35 minutes (the recipes says 40-45).

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And real quickly, Taylor sometimes will not touch a single bite of his dinner.  Tonight he did it again.  Although he was not very happy because he knows if he doesn't eat his dinner then he doesn't get a treat or snack  later.  As we all finished eating, he sat somberly in his chair.  Next thing we knew, he had fallen asleep at the table--again. 

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Anne Marie said...

All the food looks amazing. I'm so impressed.

Jacque said...

Dad loves the picture! Your food makes me hungry...thanks alot! MOM

Lisa said...

Hi! I found your blog via Kitchen Scrapbook. You have some really great recipes! I do have a question do you get your pictures to post so big??? I'd love to do that on my blog!


Stacey said...

I am having the same problem with Michael not eating at dinner time. It's really frustrating! I hope it is just a phase he is going through. I saw the picture of Sam and his blisters. Ouch!!! I cringed when I saw them. Poor kid! How is he doing?