Sunday, June 21, 2009

Fifteen Minutes and Counting. . . . .

I feel a need to post (um, maybe because it's been over a week??) but I don't have any particular topic in mind. So I'm going to ramble for 15 minutes and see what comes out.

We had a nice Father's Day here today, even if Roger did somehow wind up doing most of the cooking. Of course, Sunday breakfast has been his territory since back when we only had two kids, and even he wanted what we actually had this morning -- strawberry/blueberry shortcakes with real whipped cream. Why save it for dessert when it makes a terrific breakfast? And Roger's the only one who knows which recipe he uses for the shortcake.

Dinner was another one of his specialties -- beer can chicken. There are lots of recipes on the internet, but he has a spice rub that's all his own which is beyond wonderful. We also had rolls, roasted asparagus, and s'mores. I think all of us were disappointed that it really was just a little too cool to eat out on the deck. Global warming ptui! I can't remember a Fathers' Day where we hadn't been able to eat outside YET!

The "we" who were disappointed was only about a third of the family. George is in Duluth, Maggie is at her summer job on the east coast, and Katie is in Italy. Rosie and Anthony and the boys managed to come up for the weekend, but Arwen and Bryan stayed home because Bryan will be traveling for the next few weeks, and they wanted some normal family time. But everybody except Katie did manage to call and/or send gifts and cards. So I think Roger had a good Fathers' Day.

And now that I've added my links above, my 15 minutes is more than up. I'm thinking about what I might like to write about next time. See you then!!


Arwen said...

Wow, it wasn't warm enough to eat outside? That stinks! It was nice and hot here today - in the mid 80s, and at 8:00 it's still 79 degrees. I'm bummed that you guys wanted to eat outside and couldn't. Dinner sounds delicious, though!

I can't wait to see you next weekend, Mom!

Jen said...

Here it was too warm to eat outside. It's been in the upper 90s and the 100s already.