Dad's day seems to be a traditional time to cook outdoors or have a family picnic. It's that special day for the special man, and a wonderful opportunity to make him feel the same.
On this day, not only can you wish your dad a happy day, but also anyone who is a dad.
I hold a high regard and respect for my dad, who raised the seven children in our family as a courageous, selfless and loving man. I am so blessed still to have my dad to honor every day, not just Father's Day.
Little Red Twice Bakes
12 small red potatoes
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup sour cream
3 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup minced green onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
Pierce potatoes, rub skins with oil. Place in a baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 400 degrees for 50 minutes or until tender. Allow to cool. In a mixing bowl, combine Monterey Jack cheese, cheddar cheese, sour cream, cream cheese, onions, garlic, salt and pepper. Cut potatoes in half; scoop out pulp, leaving a thin shell. Add pulp to cheese mixture and mash; stir in bacon. Stuff potato shells. Broil 7-8 minutes or until heated through.
Judy's Bubble Loaf
2 loaves frozen bread dough, slightly thawed
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 ounces butterscotch pudding mix
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup nuts, chopped
Tear the bread into cubes; put 1/2 loaf of cubes in each of two loaf pans. Combine the remaining ingredients except the nuts. Pour 1/4 of the pudding mix on top of each, followed by balance of the bread and top with the remaining pudding mix. Let rise until even with top of loafs. Bake at 350 degrees about 30 minutes or until done.
Crunchy Tossed Salad
5 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
4 green onions, chopped
1 bag rice chow mein noodles
1 head lettuce, torn in pieces
1/2 cup cashews
4 teaspoons sesame seeds
4 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup oil
6 teaspoons cider vinegar
Blend and shake dressing mixture.
Mix bacon with lettuce and onions, set aside. Mix chow mein noodles, sesame seeds and cashews. Just before serving, combine all together, including the dressing, and toss.
GARY'S TIP: Store peeled garlic in a covered jar of vegetable oil. Not only will the garlic stay fresh, the garlic delicately flavors the oil for salad dressings.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters. -- English proverb
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