6.19.2012

Easy Father's Day

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Have you ever seen so many scowls in your life?!?

I promise that Father's Day wasn't quite this rough!

It did, I admit, have a few hiccups which I take full responsibility for (under cooked chicken), and a mom demanding pictures right after church and right before feeding hungry bellies their lunch.

Seriously though, my girls have things pretty good with this guy. When I don't take the time to answer their mundane questions he, in turn, gives logical and informative explanations. When I tire at the bedtime routine, he gladly will read story after story and ensure that no tooth goes unbrushed. He is affectionate, playful, careful, patient and thoughtful with them. I only hope that they are taking notes and will settle for nothing less than a man like their dad in the future.

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Easiest handmade Father's Day gift ever!
Just the end of a foam brush dipped in acrylic paint and dotted on a blank tie from Target :)


First thing in the morning they gave him his hand painted tie, notes they wrote about him, pistachios, and chocolates.

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After church they enjoyed snuggling with him and then he got a nap while I got busy with dinner.

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His only request was Naan for dinner, which he got. I also made the previously mentioned, (undercooked) Tandoori Chicken, Basmati Rice, and grilled asparagus.

For dessert I made my very first Angel Food Cake with whipped cream and fresh strawberries. It was so good I think it made up for the chicken.

Angel Food Cake

Recipe from my dear friend and culinary expert Amy F.

1 1/2 cups egg whites
1 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1 cup sifted cake flour or sifted all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 tsp almond extract

In large mixing bowl allow egg whites to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile sift powdered sugar and flour together three times; set aside.

Add cream of tartar and vanilla to egg whites. Beat it with an electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form gradually add granulated sugar, about 2 tablespoons at a time, beating until stiff peaks form.
Sift one fourth of the powdered sugar mixture over beaten egg whites fold in gently. Repeat folding in the remaining powdered sugar mixture by fourths. Poor into an ungreased 10 inch tube pan. Gently cut through batter to remove air pockets.

Bake on the lowest rack in a 350° oven for 40 to 45 minutes until top springs back when lightly touched. Immediately invert cake; cool thoroughly in pan loosen cake from pan


4 comments:

Rach said...

this is such a classic picture. please frame.

Courtney said...

that's the cutest tie ever!
good job on everything. the cake is a beauty too!

TheKeilShpeel said...

ok.. that top picture just made me laugh :)..

Ashley K. said...

Dyeing over that picture, the tie, the cake, and your chicken. Love your blog cuz.

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