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Father's Day is June 15. It's a great day to say "Thank You" to the men in your life that have helped you throughout life. Why not cook a wonderful dinner to show your appreciation? Try these ideas for the "Father" in your life.
Garlic Marinated Steaks
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup soy sauce
3 tablespoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons ground black pepper
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke flavoring
1 pinch cayenne pepper
2 (1/2 pound) rib-eye steaks
In a medium bowl, mix the vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, honey, olive oil, ground black pepper, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, salt, liquid smoke, and cayenne pepper.
Place steaks in a shallow glass dish with the marinade, and turn to coat. For optimum flavor, rub the liquid into the meat. Cover, and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 days.
Preheat grill for medium-high to high heat.
Lightly oil the grill grate. Grill steaks 7 minutes per side, or to desired doneness. Discard leftover marinade.
Potato Salad Plus
6 medium red potatoes, cooked, peeled and cubed
2 hard cooked eggs, chopped
1/2 medium red onion, chopped
1/4 c. bell pepper
1/4 c. chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
2 teaspoons to1 tablespoon sugar (to taste)
2 tablespoons vinegar
2 teaspoons ground mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
In a large bowl, combine potatoes, eggs, onion, bell pepper, celery and parsley. In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Pour over potatoes and mix well. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving. Salad can be prepared a day ahead.
1 (15.25 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
1 medium tomato, chopped
2 tablespoons chopped green onions
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1/4 teaspoon dill weed
Salt and pepper to taste
In a small bowl, combine all ingredients; mix well. Cover and refrigerate until serving. It is best made ahead of time to allow the flavors to blend.
Fresh Cherry Crisp
4 cups pitted sour cherries
1 1/2 cups white sugar
4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
In a large bowl, combine cherries, 1 1/2 cups white sugar, and 4 tablespoons flour. Pour into 9x13 inch baking dish. In a medium bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups flour, oats, and brown sugar. Cut in butter and shortening until crumbly. Sprinkle over cherries.
Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes, or until topping is golden brown.