17 June 2010

This weekend....Father's Day!

This Sunday is Father's Day....a day devoted to celebrating "Pops".

Some Father's Day weekend ideas:

The 25th Annual Pismo Beach Classic Car Show
Hop in the car, and take a drive over the hill to enjoy the weekend by the sea.  The Classic at Pismo Beach is one of the largest classic car and street rod shows on the West Coast and "one of the finest."  This show pulls in 1000 classic cars and street rods and over 125,000 spectators over three days...WOW!

Afternoon Tee
One of the busiest days of the year....be sure to schedule your tee time in advance for a day of golf with your dear old dad.

Sunday Brunch
I've said it once and I'll say it again: Run, don't walk for your brunch reservation at the Vintage Press.  My friend David stirs up a memorable mimosa...  Or if dad's not into bubbly, the Gin Orange Press is equally fabulous.

Blue BBQ
We all know the way to a man's heart is through his stomach...  What better way to say, "I love you, Dad" than to make him something?  I recommend Blue Cheese Burgers (recipe below).

Blue Cheese Burgers

  • 2 pounds ground chuck
  • 1 pound ground sirloin
  • 1/2 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup steak sauce
  • 3 extra-large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 to 10 hamburger buns
  • 8 ounces blue cheese, sliced
  • Arugula and sliced tomatoes, for serving, optional
Carefully mix the meats, bread crumbs, steak sauce, eggs, salt, and pepper with the tines of a fork, but do not mash them. Lightly form hamburger patties and press lightly into shape.
Prepare the grill.
Cook the hamburgers for 4 minutes on 1 side, then turn and cook 3 minutes on the other side for medium-rare. Remove to a plate and cover with aluminum foil. Allow the hamburgers to rest for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, grill the buns, cut side down, for 1 minute, until toasted. Place a hamburger and a slice of blue cheese in each bun, plus arugula and tomato, if desired, and serve hot.
Bon Appetit!

Families come in all shapes and sizes.  My husband and I have a dog...therefore, Zoe the dog and I are looking forward to celebrating Rick on Sunday :-)

Have a wonderful and happy weekend,

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