We sure had a great Father's Day. I have a couple of noteworthy happenings to share:
#1 My Dad almost melted our grill with a grease fire (luckily we had two firemen in the house and my bro took control so our whole deck & faces didn't go up in flames).
#2 My Mom and I got our baking groove on and tried two new recipes from Gwyneth P's It's All Good." I made Chocolate Cake with Darleen's Healthy Buttercream" and she made "Flourless Anything crumble"from scratch and everyone loved them. I was missing a few things in my pantry and could only find them all at Whole Foods. I struck out everywhere else. Is that annoying that I had to make a special trip to WF? Yes. Is it expensive? Yes. So be it: quinoa flakes (by the lb only, can't find it prepackaged), Spectrum organic non-hydrogenated veg shortening and organic brown rice syrup were worth the special car ride with my Dad and now I have it all on hand:)
#3 Need an easy & amazing chicken marinade? Take 1 cup of Vegenaise (or mayo) and mix 1 T of Old Bay seasoning. Put the organic chicken thighs (did you know that dark meat is better for you nutritionally than white meat?) into a plastic bag, smoosh em all up with the marinade and refrigerate for an hour or two. I laid them right on the grill. These puppies will wow the pants off everyone (and were not the cause of the grease fire mind you).
#3 Tommy fell asleep on the couch just like that.
#4 To my Dad - I love you so. Thank heavens we don't need a new grill:) Muah!