Father’s Day Feast

Father’s Day is this Sunday and like many of you I will be hosting my family for a yummy meal of dude food. This year we agreed that we would do chick food on Mom’s Day; cute sandwiches and fluffy salads and when Dad’s Day rolled around we would treat them to the heavier fare guys love so much. It is a busy weekend as always so we are keeping it simple with Steaks and Bakes with my dads favorite Strawberry Salad with Sweet and Spicy Pecans. Try it this year, and it may become YOUR new favorite!
P.S. The pecans are great for snacking too!
Yummy Strawberry Salad

Romaine lettuce
1 cup of ripe strawberries washed and cut into pieces
1 package of Ramen noodles
2 tablespoons Butter

Break Ramen noodles into small pieces and brown in skillet with butter, discard flavor packet. Prepare lettuce. Add strawberries, Ramen noodle, pecans and dressing.

Salad Dressing
3/4 cup olive oil
1/3 cup sugar
¼ cup red wine vinegar
3 tablespoon soy sauce
Salt and pepper to taste

Shake ingredients until well blended.

Sweet and Spicy Pecans
2 cup whole pecans
tablespoons butter
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp paprika
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
¼ cup apple cider vinegar

Brown pecans in butter in a large skillet. Add sugar and spices reduce heat and mix until pecans are coated. Add vinegar to mixture. Mix on low heat until the moisture is evaporated. Line a baking sheet with a silpat and spread out pecans. Bake at 350 for 3-7 minutes until golden brown and pecans are not sticky to the touch. Remove from oven and let cool.

About Lorie Fangio

I am a lifestyle advisor with a passion for connecting families Around the Table for mealtime. We are becoming a society that doesn’t even speak to each other, texting and internet relationships are the norm and it is impacting our culture. I believe the human connection as we know it, is in danger. Finding time to spend together as a family unit can be difficult especially with dual family careers and children that are often hyper scheduled. My mission is to inspire families, with a no nonsense approach to real food. Gathering Around the Table is key to the foundation of familial relationships. Sitting down to a meal is much more than breaking bread, it is a bonding ritual for families that actually protects our kids from all the dangerous stuff in the world. With tips and techniques we can all get our families Around the Table!
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4 Responses to Father’s Day Feast

  1. Maria Caccavale says:

    LOVE the spicy pecans!!!!

  2. David P. Crowder says:

    Lorie, Can’t wait. Dad

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