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Monday, June 21, 2010

My Fathers Day- Food And Goodies!



I had a nice day Sunday..My one son in Kansas City sent me a hilarious book with a card, and phoned me later from St. Louis, where he was starting his vacation. My other son stopped by with a banana cream pie, made at a local restaurant who specializes in pies, again with a funny card! Wife got me a box of Sea Foam from the local candy shop( which I love!) and picked up the meal I said I would like to fix for dinner!
Dinner was some high grade tuna steaks, fresh asparagus, rolls, and of course- the pie! Nailed the tuna perfectly- medium rare, seasoned with butter, fresh lemon, black pepper, and dried dill...asparagus was still crisp and delicious after steaming it, and the pie was perfect too! The photo is the "to go" plate we fix our son who works Sundays a mile from the house.
The book was about what his father used to say on all sorts of subjects, and any father should read this for some good laughs!
I had extra tuna, and will be making a tuna salad today out of some pretty pricey fish...

38 comments:

Akelamalu said...

I absolutely adore fresh tuna. Mmmmmmmmmmmmm

Glad you had a nice father's day Buff.

Ally said...

Oh man, I should have gotten my dad that book. Ugh! I wish I had thought of it. He'd love it too!

Glad you enjoyed a nice dinner. I love the asparagus. Sweet that you fixed your son a nice to-go plate :)

Kate said...

I haven't quite mastered crisp asparagus yet. Not done enough or mushy. I'll get there with more practice. Happy Father's Day.

blueviolet said...

Sounds like you were gifted just perfectly and that the meal that followed was wonderful!

The Blonde Duck said...

I really want to go to that restaurant specializing in pie.

Marjie said...

Looks like a great day. Hope the sun shone on you whilst you enjoyed it.

Gloria said...

All look fantastic,Im happy you had a nice day!!huggs! gloria

Gloria said...

My kids love Simpson too!! I love the poor March,xx gloria

Pam said...

I thought about getting my husband that book, I wish I would have!

Chris said...

The book caught my eye too, going to have to check it out.

Sounds like a very nice fathers day, you deserved it.

Velva said...

I love books like that the one you received from your son. I think my dad would have enjoyed it as well.

Glad to hear that you had a good Father's Day. Nice meal.

Barbara said...

Pleased you had a nice day, BD! The tuna looks excellent...never my first choice in the fish dept though. Odd of me, I know.
(I expect your world famous BBQ if I ever come for dinner!)

buffalodick said...

Ake- Making tuna salad tonight that goes into cantalope!
Ally- It really is a funny book!
Kate- Steamed for 5-6 minutes- done!
Marjie- A really nice day, all around..
BlueV- Sounds like I had more fun than you did recently..Good Luck..
BlondeD- They make killer pies!
Gloria- Thanks! We have quite a sense of humor around here!
Pam- Do it- he will really enjoy it!
Chris- Hope yours was a winner, too!
Velva- We had a lot of laughs here, while they grew up!

Lea Ann said...

Sounds like you had a very nice day BD! I like the sounds of that tuna salad in the cantelope! yum.

Heff said...

I smell strong pee.

Somebody 'round here been eatin' asparagus ??!?

buffalodick said...

Lea Ann- It will be next post- it's refreshing!

buffalodick said...

Heff- Keeps the Airedale from drinking out of the toilet.. plus I love asparagus!

Brian Miller said...

mmm...tuna steaks sound good. glad you had a great day and was honored...that book sounds great as well~

buffalodick said...

Brian- It is irreverent but funny, as I remember treating my kids both tough and gentle..Tuna hit the spot!

~~louise~~ said...

It sure sounds like you hit the Jackpot for Father's Day! Good for you...

So it's Sea Foam you like. Hmmm...Seems I have a recipe around here somewhere in an old cookbook. Let me know if you'd like to try your hand at it:)

Fresh Tuna from the Long Island Sound is my absolute favorite. I can't help it, I'm a Long Islander at heart I suppose:)

Love the "to go" plate. I remember fixin those for the working kids:)

Thanks for sharing...

Chef E said...

Yummmmmm Pie! My favorite flavor too!

buffalodick said...

louise- Part of being a good dad, is taking care of the kids after they are grown. Never a real father, until yours passes away...
ChefE- I love this stuff! I'm a pie guy in a family of cake people...

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Looks like you had the well-deserved Father's Day! :)

intuitive eggplant said...

Glad you enjoyed your Father's Day, as well you should. Looks like a yummy meal, and I'm looking forward to your tuna salad recipe too. Glad your sons did you proud.

Ily said...

Tuna salad out of pricey fish sounds interesting...I'd love to try that.

Sounds like your asparagus comes out just the way I like it. I'm glad to hear you had a Happy Father's Day! You should be pampered like that more often (with all the cooking you do!!). :)

doggybloggy said...

good job on the kid bringing the pie - you learned him good!

carma said...

sounds like you are very well loved - and were well taken care of for Father's Day -- hope you enjoyed the tuna salad

g-man said...

Sea Foam?????

Buff, Me and a friend was discussing this subject just last week!
Some melted in your mouth, some melted kind of weird and hard!

I Love IT!!!

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

Such a treat to have that high priced tuna. Enjoy.

jolie-jordan said...

Sounds like you had a great Father's Day (as you should). I so love freah tuna and asparagus. What a terrific choice for a special meal.

You have good lads...one makes you laugh and the other treats your sweet tooth with a special pie. Of course he did get that nice meal to go out of the deal. A smart kid too. (smile) You taught him well.

What is "Sea Foam"?

One year I bought my dad a tape of Bill Cosby talking about being a parent. He laughed until he rolled. We all did. This was years ago but if you could find the tape somewhere I think you'd get a good laugh from it too.

J-

buffalodick said...

Stacy- It was a good day for sure!
Eggplant- Salad came out great, but the melon wasn't as ripe as it could have been..
Ily- I cooked the meal because I wanted it right!
DogB- The restaurant it comes from isn't that good, except for their pies!
Carma- I'll post it later today..
G-man- fresh seafoam melts in your mouth, stale it is gummy!
Fingers- It was a treat!
J.J.- Sea foam is a candy that is like peanut brittle candy, only cream of tartar in it causes it to puff up and makes it airy and light..it is then dipped in chocolate- milk or dark.

Vickie said...

Good food, good kids and laughs . . . that sounds like a great Father's Day!

buffalodick said...

Vick- Around this house, anything was fair game for laughs... Both my kids grew up, surrounded by jokes, laughter, and pranks..my Dad's side of the family were people who loved humor!

JihadGene said...

Love that book!!!

LaDivaCucina said...

Glad you had a great day! The tuna sounds divine!

Intense Guy said...

Glad you had such a nice father's day BD. Sounds like you got a couple good sons there.

buffalodick said...

Gene- It is funny!
Diva- The tuna was done just right...
I.G.- As I get older, they get better!

jolie-jordan said...

I think I'd like that seafoam candy. Thanks for the info Buff.
J-