I love cooking and love hosting dinner parties. I’m hoping to begin a tradition to host Mother’s Day and Father’s Day at my house each year. This year for Father’s Day I have a couple of really great recipes to make to shower some tasty love and appreciation on my pop. He loves grilling, loves Italian food, loves burgers… so why not a little twist that would include all three?
Appetizer: Caprese Skewers
Italian Meatball Sliders from Cooking Light with a variety of toppings: caramelized onions, shredded white cheddar cheese, basil, lettuce, condiment of choice (olive oil mayo, ketchup, dijon mustard)…
Crispy Smashed Potatoes: there are several versions of this recipe, but our favorite is to top with more caramelized onions and white cheddar. Since we had the onions and cheddar for the sliders, I just added some garlic and herb Mrs. Dash (to keep sodium low) and parmesan cheese blend with asiago. Like always, take a chance to come up with your own version!
For my heart-healthy mom we grilled some chicken breasts and she brought some Broccoli Slaw – it was great, something a little different and more sweet than the normal broccoli salad. My cousin made a Veggie Pizza with Crescent Roll Crust (oldie but a goodie in our family – I haven’t had it in so long). One of my aunts brought a key lime pie (so thankful because I’ve been craving one) and my other aunt made a cherry crisp, served with ice cream. It was a fun family party! And I’m stuffed! Sorry, no pics because I spent all my time eating – it was all gone before I remembered, haha.