|Time to honor Dad on his special day and what better way than with a great steak dinner. I've gathered up a suggested menu from my recipe collection that I think your special guy will really enjoy!|
Did you know that it wasn't until 1972 that Congress passed an official act declaring Father's Day a national holiday? According to The Old Farmer's Almanac, however, Father's Day came about in the early 1900s due to the efforts of one woman, Sonora Smart Dodd of Spokane, Washington, who essentially wanted to create a holiday honoring fathers. Dodd, the eldest child of five other siblings, all brothers, and all of whom were raised solely by their father after the passing of their mother in 1898, from complications during childbirth. It was during a church service for Mother's Day that Dodd was inspired that fathers should also have a day of honor. She brought the idea to the minister's association, who agreed and settled on the third Sunday in June. In 1910, the very first, unofficial Father's Day was launched when Dodd and the YMCA honored their first group of handicapped fathers. Pretty cool, huh?
Since Father's Day is just around the corner, I thought I'd share with you a great meal you might want to consider for the favorite dad in your life.
How about a nice appetizer to start off with. Start the day before marinating the West Indies Salad and you can serve this beautiful Crab Martini to start off the meal. Please note, this recipe does include vodka.
|Crab Martini is a great spicy starter - Note: Contains vodka!|
|The Elixir of The South - Sweet Iced Tea|
|Grilled or Roasted Vegetable Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing|
|Buttery Garlic Bread Stuffed with Cheese|
|A ribeye grilled to perfection from my favorite steakhouse in Ocean Springs, Cheryl's.|
Steak not dad's favorite? Check out our roasts, ribs and chops or our southern classics, and you're sure to find something dad will love!
Since we had plenty of grilled veggies on the salad, a simple side like these asparagus bundles would be great and you can even do them on the grill too!
|Fresh asparagus spears, wrapped in bacon & cooked in a spicy brown sugar butter sauce.|
|Baking potatoes, halved, toss with olive oil, salt & pepper & cooked on a hot grill.|
|Decadent homemade from scratch brownies, a delicious finish!|
|A hot cup of Café au Lait is a great way to finish off any meal.|
|Southern Iced Tea with an adult kick!|