Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Dinner by Dad

My dad is a great dad for many reasons, but I will limit this post to how great he feeds me. I must start by proclaiming him the Barbecue King. He is known far and wide for his skills at the pit. He can put anything over the coals and make it taste great. This usually involves meat, but recently Chase and I have been treated to Sunday veggie feasts.

When Dad invites us for Sunday dinner, he works all day to make us an incredible meal. He personally goes to the market and selects the freshest ingredients. He then does all the prep work and slicing. He makes his own garlic infused olive oil and uses my mom’s “Fabulous” seasoning. He wraps each type of veggie in foil and cooks them over glowing coals to perfection according to their time requirements. When done he brings them all in, unwraps them, and presents us with a beautiful platter. Most recently we were treated to red peppers stuffed with broccoli, corn on the cob, mushrooms, new potatoes, Brussels sprouts, onion, snow peas, yellow squash, asparagus, sliced jalapenos, and shredded cabbage and carrots.

Behold…..


Thanks again, Dad!

18 comments:

Christina said...

Hi, Diann!

Your comment was so sweet. I've been around, cooking up a storm, just too busy to post. I did update the school's blog about our next Casa meal. Did you get a chance to come by last month? I didn't see you, but, as you ca imagine, I was busy. If not, I hope you'll make it one day.

It's awesome that your father is so supportive of you. My parents have always been supportive and brought me vegan specialty items, but they were never much for cooking. The variety of colors is gorgeous, and I would have never thought of grilling jalapenos that way. Heh, the vegetables almost look like a face, too!

Vegan_Noodle said...

Wow, your dad can cook!! So awesome that he switches to veggies for you and Chase.

VeggieGirl said...

Diann, this is SO wonderful to read, about your dad (the BBQ King, haha, love the nickname) cooking delicious, Sunday Dinners for you and Chase. yay for vegan-friendly family members! :0)

erica said...

DanG! All my dad knows how to make is toast.

Jamie said...

I think your peppers are looking at me! It all looks delicious.

Johanna3 said...

What a great Dad, this looks awesome!

The Little Vegan said...

Yeah, your dad does seem to take the cake (errr grill) when it comes to the barbecue! My dad is great at feeding me too... he makes some mean sweet potato french fries ;o).

urban vegan said...

Would your dad like to adopt me?

b36Kitchen said...

no fair! all my dad knows how to make is 3 bean salad w. canned salmon. YUCK!

Vivacious Vegan said...

Wow! What a wonderful platter. I would be overjoyed if someone went through all of that trouble for me.

bazu said...

You gotta love a man who loves to cook! That veggie platter looks awesome.

laura jesser said...

Wow! Way to go, Dad!!! I really need more barbecued veggies in my life...

vko said...

Dad is so amazing! What a gorgeous meal- bbq-ed with love by dad- how lucky you & Chase are. I love the assortment of veggies.

Jackie said...

It's amazing how good things taste when made with care and lots of love.

The only thing I remember my Dad making well and better than I have ever managed were roast potatoes. His were divine.

Judith said...

Hi! I'm just dropping by to let you know about a food blogging event I'm hosting, called "A Vegetarian Feast." The first round is thanksgiving themed, but broadly it can include any vegetarian dishes that use fall ingredients or make you think of Thanksgiving. I'd love to have some vegan bloggers get involved, and if you're interested in participating or mentioning the event on your blog, you can find details here. Thanks!

Melody Polakow said...

Wow.. this all looks so amazing... seriously... drool worthy.

Paula from Only Cookware said...

Wow, that looks wonderful! What a great dad. He obviously thinks about you.

sarah said...

This made me smile. Your dad must love you loads! Plus the food looked really yummy :)