Happy Father’s Day!
Every couple of years or so, my daughter shares her birthday with Father’s day. Today is one of those days. I have always admired my husband in his ability to make the day all about her and not himself. He’s a great husband, a great dad and he can even cook a few things. So Happy Father’s day to my awesome husband, and Happy 13th Birthday to my awesome daughter!
When I first started dating him, I knew he was the one I wanted to be with long before he might have known. He was the dad that lost sleep and went on Field trips with his daughters (he works the night shift), he waited at the bus stop every morning with his kids, he took impromptu trips with his kids for no reason other than it sounded fun and he took them out for ice cream or a treat all the time. I had never met another dad that did these things. Sure I’d see families do them. But not just a single dude with three kids. It was heartwarming.
When we finally started dating, he did these thing with my two children too. In fact, one of the first things he did, was drive me from St. Louis, Missouri all the way down to Louisiana to pick my kids up from their father’s house where they had been for 2 weeks. We all went. Him, me and his three daughter’s. It was a crazy situation but it was wonderful.
I remember thinking on that long car ride, as I barely knew him – this is the guy I want to marry. Who else would offer to drive this far in 1 day to pick up kids he didn’t even really know. Yes, he didn’t even really know my kids yet.
The first month we were together, he made these quick little treats for all of us one afternoon. Since then, we’ve made them for dozens of events and activities. They are just so yummy. Roast beef Roll Ups are so ridiculously simple, can be changed up any way you want and taste great. I don’t know who taught him how to make them, or where he came up with them, but I do know they are delicious. And honestly, I don’t know what he does to them, but they always taste better when he makes them. Maybe they are made with real love each and every time they are made.
Why Not My Dad?
When this SundaySupper rolled around, I almost didn’t participate, because it was for our Dad’s. And mine’s been gone since I was a Senior in high school. Yes, I lost my dad 4 months before I graduated. How’s that for an unhappy ending? I actually find it kind of comical, and I’m pretty sure I’ve become a stronger person because of all that I endured that horrific year of high school – when everyone else was happy with their last year of school, I had CHANGED schools for my senior year (we moved), was dealing with my father’s cancer on a daily basis and then lost him. So you see, the story is kind of sad, and because of this – I wanted to highlight my husband instead. When I saw Isabel (@familyfoodie) post that it could be any special man in our life, I knew my husband was the one I wanted to highlight. This day held sadness for me for a long time, and for the past 6 Father’s Days, I have learned how to laugh again, have fun again and enjoy it. This is because of my husband. He IS the special man in my life. So that’s why not my dad. Enjoy my hubby’s simple yet delicious recipe!
Roast Beef Roll Ups #SundaySupper
These little roll ups are perfect for snacking, or eat 2 or three for a main course. Change ‘em up however you like.
- 1 can of crescent rolls, 8 ct.
- 1 lb. deli roast beef
- 8 sticks of string cheese
- Condiments and additions of your choice
- Begin by rolling out the crescent rolls. Lay them flat on a pan, layer the fat end with loads of roast beef.
- Add spinach or mustard or whatever additional stuff you’d like. The possibilities are pretty endless. (A small slice of bacon works great!)
- Lay the string cheese on the widest end of the crescent roll and roll forward like you would roll a regular crescent roll, holding it all together so it doesn’t fall out.
- Place the crescent roll up on baking sheet and bake as directed on the package of crescent rolls.
- (I think it’s about 375 degrees for about 11-13 minutes)
- Remove from oven and allow to cool for about 3-5 minutes. Serve piping hot and with some dipping sauces or au jus!
Please be sure and check out the other great posts in today’s #SundaySupper Father’s Day Celebration!
Father’s Day Brunch:
- Dad’s Omelette Bar Small Wallet Big Appetite
- Peanut Butter and Honey for Father’s Day Breakfast Yummy Smells
- Healthy French Toast In the Kitchen with Audrey
- Paska Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Dad’s Favorite Soup, Salads and Bread:
- Phil’s Pasta Tuna Salad The Watering Mouth
- Simple German Potato Salad and Wiener Wursts
- Roasted Beet Soup Vintage Kitchen Notes
- Dad’s Cornbread Magnolia Days
Father’s Day Favorite Main Dishes:
- Greek Burger Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
- Dad’s Favorite Roast Beef Mrs. Mama Hen
- Sonoran Hot Dogs Damn Delicious
- Bacon Stuffed Jucy Lucy Burger Are you Hungry?
- Spicy Roasted Salmon in Coconut Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
- Dad’s Pride-of-Mobile Fried Oysters Pescetarian Journal
- Smoked Baby Back Ribs Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
- Grilled Pork Chops with Tarragon Butter Tora’s Real Food
- Beef Tongue in Tomato Sauce Basic and Delicious
- Bibim naeng myun Kimchi Mom
- Chicken Biryani Soni’s Food for Thought
- Brown Rice and Black Beans Mama’s Blissful Bites
- Bacon Recipes for Dad Momma Cuisine
- Curry Fish with Mixed Vegetables MyTrials in the Kitchen
- Roast Beef Roll Ups Daily Dish Recipes
Dad’s Sweet Tooth:
- Bread and Butter Pudding Cositas Bonitas
- Tin Roof Sundae Ice Cream famfriendsfood
- Coconut Cream Pudding Chocolate Moosey
- Rich & Fluffy Banana Pudding Parfait
- Black Forest Cheesecake Cravings of a Lunatic
- Macadamia Nut Cookies Pippi’s in the Kitchen Again
- Peach Cobbler Bars Juanita’s Cocina
- Iced Cookie Bars That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Pudim Molotoff, Portuguese Meringue Pudding Family Foodie
Wine Pairings for Father’s Day ENOFYLZ
Also come check us out on Twitter using the #SundaySupper hashtag. We will be tweeting all day, but the fun really get’s started at around 3pm EST! Hope you’ll be there!