Paula’s Father Day Menu

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By The Paula Deen Test Kitchen

Every dad is special, and Father’s Day gives us the perfect opportunity to show dad how much we care.  The one day of the year where he gets to be center stage.  Everyone knows the best way to a man’s heart is with a delicious hearty homemade meal.  So set up the picnic table, start up the grill and let Dad enjoy the great outdoors and this fantastic dinner.

Peel and eat shrimp are a great way to start things off right.  All you need is some shrimp, seasoning a lemon and a big pot of boiling water and they are done.  They can even be made a couple of hours ahead of time and stored in the fridge.  Serve them up with some delicious homemade cocktail sauce and keep dad busy while you cook the rest of the meal.

Nothing will satisfy dad’s hunger and fill up his belly better than a big plate of slide off the bone barbequed ribs. Paula’s baby back ribs are the perfect main course to wow dad.  The bourbon BBQ sauce gives these ribs a real kick of delicious flavor.  Grilled potatoes are a fabulous dish to go along with your ribs.  Parboil the potatoes ahead of time in the house and then finish them on the grill for that irresistible smoky flavor.

To lighten things up a bit and add a healthy component to this big meal, whip up a batch of Paula’s broccoli and red cabbage slaw.  Sweet dried cranberries and salty sunflower seeds are added to this salad for an extra crunch and bite of sweetness.  The broccoli tastes delicious and adds more nutrients.  This is another dish that can be made ahead, leaving more time to spend with dad.  Stir up a pitcher of Paula’s strawberry basil lemonade for him to wash it all down with.  Sweet fresh strawberries counteract the sour lemons in this delicious drink.  Basil adds a unique flavor and burst of freshness.  This is a fantastic beverage for a warm summer day. 

Peach tart is the ideal dessert to finish off this meal.  Peaches are just in season in June, and nothing is better than a sweet and juicy fresh peach.  This tart is simple to make and looks so beautiful, top it off with some homemade whip cream or vanilla ice cream. 

Really make Dad feel special this father’s day with a wonderful homemade meal.  These recipes are simple to make and huge in flavor.  A gift that Dad will be sure to remember.

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I have looked for your input, offerings, or ideas on cooking for one on a fixed income. I would love to see a show or column on this to help us singles feel we can enjoy cooing again too. Hope you all have a great Father's Day, and if I ever get a chance to visit Savannah again I will try for reservations. I was taken there by some friends in March and we did make reservations for dinner, but when we arrived they had no record and I could not wait for seating laer due to health issues. Love you girlfriend!!! Debbie

By Debbie Bartry on June 13, 2012

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great meeting you and your family at Uncle Bubba's last week...my week in Savannah was great...having a chance to me you.... whet to Lady and Sons...both places are absolutely wonderful....may God be with you always...

By Faye Mc/Nair on June 12, 2012

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Hi paula, My family is coming to my house for Sunday dinner for my mothers birthday in July & I would like to have something diffrent & special other than firing up the grill. Any suggestions? Take care Darlene

By Darlene McNeese on June 12, 2012

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I wish my family cared enough to cook like this for me, I'm cooking my own fathers day meal. This one sounds wonderful.

By Anonymous on June 12, 2012

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hi! wink i was wondering if you could share the recipe for the chiken/grape salad-the one that is pictured on the croissant above? thanks! wink sandra
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in A Basketful of Traditions on April 19, 2014 at 8:22 am

I WISH I COULD COOK. COULD I COME WORK FOR JUST ROOM AND BOARD AT YOUR NEW RESTURAUNT IN PIGEON FORGE FOR THE SUMMER? I WENT TO COLLEGE NOT FAR FROM THERE - HIWASSEE COLLEGE. YOU WOULDN'T HAVE TO PAY ME, I WOULD WORK FOR FREE JUST FOR THE EXPERIENCE. TAMMY LEVAN 19 SPENCER WAY KINGS PARK, NY 11754 HAPPY EASTER! CHRIST IS RISEN!
TAMMY L LEVAN in A Basketful of Traditions on April 19, 2014 at 4:31 am

Hi Bubbles, You have some great tips. Can't wait to read your other blogs! Please give Aunt Peggy a big hug from me and here is one for you! (((HUGS))) See you in May!
Jaci Pardun in 10 Quick Household Tips on April 18, 2014 at 11:05 pm

Paula, I am glad to know that I am not the only person who makes Easter Baskets for their adult children and mail them across the United States. My Daughter lives in Long Beach, CA and I not only sent her a basket but her husband and my granddaughter Reese. We also buy special Russel Stover Bunnies for each child too. My husband has the list in his phone... Sara .. Cookies 'n Crème.... Sidney and Stephen.. Peanut Butter Etc. It one of my favorite things to do for my kids.. no matter how old they get. And passing it along to my Grandchildren. It's even more special to me knowing we share a family tradition. Blessings and Happy Easter!!
Sharon Cason-Card in A Basketful of Traditions on April 18, 2014 at 11:03 pm