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.

Granny Jacque said...

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

The Cutting Edge of Ordinary 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?