Father’s Day weekend was a nice and low key around here.
…but first, a quick shout out to all those amazing dads I am so fortunate to have in my life (looking at you David, dad, my dad-in-law, bro and bro-in-law). I feel pretty special to have so many family-focused, hard working men in my life and applaud them for being such great, dedicated dads. I love you all!
We started the weekend off with having our friends Dan and Sarah over for dinner Friday night.
The best kind of friends are those you can go a long time without seeing, then pick off right where you left off.
I tried Rose wine after hearing it being hyped everywhere. Not bad, but I wouldn’t consider myself a convert.
We chowed down on burgers, of which I’m really digging the collard green wrap for lately. It really lets the burger and toppings shine. Especially THIS which I can’t stop eating by the forkful.
Saturday morning started with a leisurely breakfast.
We hit up Josh’s for 35 pounds of pickling cucumbers, walmart for jars and Jimmy Johns for fuel…
Then we hit it hard and canned 32 jars of homemade pickles. By the end of the day we were over being in the kitchen so we hit up the neighborhood pool for an evening swim and grabbed a Papa Murphy’s pizza on the way home.
It ended up being a really productive day. David tackled the garage while I cleaned, laundered and handled the meals.
I will be eating these cucumber, tomato, onion, olive, oregano and balsamic salads all week. Let’s just say we over-estimated our cucumber need when pickle making.
PB&J. Mixed. Always.
By late afternoon the house was in pretty great shape so we decided some R&R was in order.
Despite Kaitlyn’s face, she is warming up to the life jacket. We somehow found an empty beach and wore the girls out with swimming and clam shell searching. It was a great afternoon!
Once the girls crashed into bed, we celebrated the day with filets, sous vide style.
Then followed it up with a little Tres Leches I picked up from La Patisserie.
What is your dessert of choice for special occasions?
I know David prefers Key Lime Pie or Tres Leches- I’m a big fan of Creme Brulee or a simple brownie with ice cream!