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Celebration Dinner

Our family loves to celebrate, and that is usually interpreted into the meal planning. If it’s someone who is being celebrated, they rightfully get to help select their favorites.”What should we have for dinner for Father’s Day?” was an important question I asked my husband last week. He landed on some old favorites, then I chose one new recipe, and one I hadn’t made in a while. The result was a sumptuous fare that celebrated him and the gift he is to our family.

We missed our son-in-law who had to be out of town for Father’s Day!

Katy Brown Chicken – Old favorite!
Mashed Potatoes
Green Beans
Maple-Roasted Carrot Salad – New recipe!
30 Minute Freezer Rolls – Hadn’t made in a long time!

For the tablescape, I chose a blue and white color scheme. I was so happy that my Hydrangeas were beginning to bloom so I had fresh flowers at my fingertips. I did a new napkin fold that looked like a tie. You can check that easy instructions out on my Instagram, if you’re interested.

I was gifted a lovely collection of Ina Garten cookbooks, and I am enjoying them SO MUCH! I found the Maple-Roasted Carrot Salad recipe in Cooking For Jeffery. This may seem like a strange combination, but trust me, it’s so good! My husband loves roasted vegetables, so I was sure he would enjoy the carrots in the salad. I was right!

You can find her recipe here.

These Freezer Rolls from Money Saving Mom taste just like Sister Shubert rolls! I love that you make them up and put them in the freezer. Then I simply put them on a tray in the fridge while we were at church. When we got home, I set them on top of the warm oven for about 30 minutes. They baked up beautifully. I’ve share the recipe before, but I’m going to share it again here. Do yourself a favor and put these in your freezer for an easy and delicious bread!

30 Minute Freezer Rolls – I made half a recipe

3 1/2 cups warm water (115-120 degrees)
1 cup oil
1/2 cup honey
4 Tbsp instant active yeast
3 eggs
1 Tbsp salt
10 1/2 cups flour

Mix warm water, oil, honey and yeast. Let rest for 15 minutes. Add the eggs and salt. Mix in the flour and knead for 5 minutes.

Immediately shape into rolls (large egg size). Place on a greased baking sheet. Let rise 10 minutes.

Bake at 425 degrees for 8-10 minutes until slightly browned.

Freezer instructions: Shape dough into rolls and place on a greased baking sheet. Immediately place in freezer. When the rolls are frozen, take them off baking sheet and place into a freezer bag. To thaw, place frozen rolls on a greased baking sheet and let rise for about 2 hours. Bake at 425 degrees for 8-10 minutes until slightly browned.

Makes 45

We ended the meal with a yummy Frozen Peanut Butter Pie with an Oreo crust made by Alli. I somehow missed getting a picture of that! I think I was too excited to dig in!

Did you make a special meal for Father’s Day? I’d love to hear what you made!

10 thoughts on “Celebration Dinner

    1. Thank you! I was so happy that my hydrangeas were ready to be cut! The tea pot was a dear friend’s and she gifted it to me last year. I treasure it! It’s always fun to cook for a family who appreciates it and loves to try new things!

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  1. Looks lovely & delicious! My dad is in heaven and our kids were out of town, so my husband, my mom and I went out to eat! It was still a special treat and we all enjoyed being together…remembering my dad & honoring my husband. PS would Allie share her dessert recipe with us, please! Thanks!


    1. I had the same scenario here. My dad is in heaven and all of our children live out of state. My mom, my husband and I had a special dinner at home of grilled steaks, baked potatoes and roasted asparagus. For dessert, my husband and I went to Dairy Queen that evening after church!


      1. It must be hard to miss your dad, but also a blessing to know he is in heaven and you will see him again. My heart goes out to you.
        Your meal sounds delicious and Dairy Queen is the perfect way to end a Sunday! 🍦


    2. Your day sounds special and a great way to remember your dad. Heaven gets sweeter all the time. 💕
      I’ll see what I can do about getting the recipe for Alli‘s yummy dessert!


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