Father’s Day 2015>
Due to the craziness of having the house in a state of chaos and clutter post-flood we scaled back our Father’s Day 2015 celebration. Of course, we couldn’t let the day go by without celebrating The Hubs and his awesomeness as a Dad.
The girls had a list of things they wanted to buy for him: grape soda, Lemon Drops, PayDay Candy Bar, Malibu Sunshine Rum. I wanted to do something for him that would be meaningful and that the girls would be a part of creating. Oh, and then there was the food!
The Hubs is happy with simple foods, so I asked him if grilled hamburgers would be good for him. He said yes. I asked if he would want to grill…and he said yes.
As delicious as grilled hamburgers are (for red meat eaters) I wanted to give it a little something special. There were four cheese choices – sliced sharp cheddar, pepper jack, Swiss, and blue cheese crumbles. I made caramelized onions and sautéed mushrooms to top the burgers. I had sliced fresh tomatoes and avocados. I fried up thick cut bacon. I even butter toasted the buns! It was a solid menu for Father’s Day 2015.
In addition to the grilled burgers I made French fries and homemade coleslaw. For dessert I made a no bake dessert that I found on Pinterest; 5 Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars. The meal was a success from start to finish.
The gift that the girls made, with my assistance, turned out beautifully. The Hubs truly enjoyed all of the little things the girls bought him, too.
Here is the recipe for the dessert. It was easy and awesome.
5 Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
- 1 stick melted butter
- 1 cup crushed graham cracker crumbs
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- ¾ cup peanut butter (smooth)
- 1 cup chocolate chips (semi-sweet)
- 2 Tablespoons peanut butter (smooth)
Butter and line an 8” X 8” pan with parchment or waxed paper. Place the base ingredients in a bowl and mix until combined. Press into the prepared pan. Melt the topping ingredients (I used the microwave at 30 second increments). Pour and spread over the base. Refrigerate until set, about 1 ½ hours. Cut into squares when set. Remove from fridge to bring to room temperature to serve.
This recipe will definitely make it into the rotation for about half a dozen reasons. It was chocolatey, and peanut buttery, and sweet, and delicious, and easy, and no bake! Yes, definitely making it into the dessert rotation.
The gift that the girls (the 3 who still live at home) made their Daddy was a tribute to his love of the Navy and a scripture about hope. The timing seemed perfect, given the especially long month we had!
Although the day was more low-key than we usually make our celebrations it was perfect for where we are. I also hope that Father’s Day 2015 was special for The Hubs.