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Father’s Day/Sunday Dinner


How thankful I am each year to get to celebrate Father’s Day.  I am blessed with terrific men in my life that I’m happy to celebrate each June.  My precious dad and my husband have been such godly fathers and it’s a joy to celebrate them each June!


This year our girls were both home to attend church with us, and then have dinner.  We don’t need a reason to have Sunday dinner – it’s a given at our house, but I did go to a little more effort to decorate the table with a theme for Father’s Day.  I found this adorable napkin fold idea…


It was super easy and added a nice little masculine touch to a white napkin!

I used an old lunch box that belonged to my father-in-law as the centerpiece.  I added special ingredients to make it sentimental as well as masculine – a pocket watch, my husband’s grandfather’s New Testament, my father-in-law’s hammer and rule, a golf ball, a UK magnet, and a child’s bow tie that was my husband’s when he was a boy!



The meal was chosen with my husband in mind and shocker of all shockers, I didn’t try any new recipes!!  I stuck with tried and true favorites.  Here’s the menu:

Roast Beef with Carrots
Red-skin Mashed Potatoes
Broccoli Salad
Low-Fat Biscuits
Blue Bell Blackberry Cobbler Ice Cream Cones

I made my roast beef using this recipe; it’s one of my favorites because it makes its own gravy that is wonderful over the meat and mashed potatoes!  What man wouldn’t love that?!

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The Broccoli Salad is one of my favorites.  It’s so colorful and the flavors are fantastic! It’s lower in fat than most broccoli salads because the dressing is not a mayonnaise base. Mmm!  I just love it!


I didn’t get a picture of the biscuits, but I have to say, if you’re afraid to make biscuits, this is your recipe!  Follow the directions that say to knead them 10-12 times and then bake them in that very hot oven, and you will have beautiful, fluffy biscuits that will taste like the best biscuit you ever ate!  They’re lower in fat, but no one would ever guess it!!

I was in a hurry to take this picture because the blessing had been said and everyone was hungry!  I cut out my son-in-law and part of my husband, but here’s the group.  We missed our other son-in-law who is on a missions trip! The smiling faces are my precious grandsons!

Ice cream was my husband’s request for dessert.  Blue Bell is our favorite brand and their new summer Blackberry Cobbler flavor is so good!!  We took our waffle cones out to the back porch and enjoyed the Sunday afternoon on the swing and patio furniture.

Our celebration was the kind of Sunday afternoons that Sundays are made of! We celebrated dads, reminisced a bit, made a phone call to talk to my dad, ate ice cream, watched little boys playing in the yard and even snoozed a little on the swing.  It was a memorable time together!

How did you celebrate Father’s Day?

denise a

8 thoughts on “Father’s Day/Sunday Dinner

  1. Your family meal posts are always so heartwarming! Love seeing your grown children come home, and LOVE that centerpiece! You’ve given me some great ideas here. We have some of my husband’s grandad’s old tools and such that would work for this idea. I’ll remember this for next year.


    1. Our family isn’t perfect, for sure, but we are blessed to really enjoy our times together. To God be the glory! I’m glad the centerpiece gave you some inspiration for a future gathering! I was happy the Lord brought that idea to my mind so that my husband could have a “piece of his father” at our celebration. It might not have been the prettiest centerpiece, but I loved that it was so sentimental.

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  2. Everything was sounds perfect, Denise. I am going to try that roast beef recipe soon. Yum!
    You are so an inspiration to me.


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