Sunday, June 19, 2011
Reminiscing Dad's Tasty Burgers on Father's Day
Mr. Fabulous and I don't consume a lot of meat, but when we eat a burger, I can't help but reminisce all the times my dad cooked the best tasting burgers. We'd set out a big selection of toppings for the burgers, each of us preferring something different than the other. Ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, relish, cheese and onions was usually the typical topping selection.
Today in honor of Father's Day Nick and I will be eating burgers topped with two of our favorites ... white cheddar cheese and tons of smothered onions. The burgers will get placed on buns (another very important component) the best are those that come somewhere in between a squishy supermarket bun and a fancy bakery version, (although dad wasn't as concerned about the bun as we are).
Dad preferred starchy sides in lieu of vegetable based accompaniments. As a tribute to what he loved, I'll be preparing his all time favorite potato salad, a recipe my mother began making for him shortly after they married.
Dad made my life (and the life of so many people) interesting and fun. I miss him and wish more than anything he was here with us today.