Ralph’s Father’s Day Menu

My father was a simple man and generally didn’t like fussy ingredients.  Growing up on a farm and ranch the ingredients were fresh and delicious as is so sauces and the like weren’t needed to make them taste great.  The menu I have created is based upon what my Dad would consider a great Father’s Day menu.  Normally, Dad wouldn’t need an appetizer or salad, but wouldn’t turn one down either.  One thing we both loved was blue cheese dressing and in the later years Dad and I would often sit around talking and munching on carrots and cucumbers that basically were vehicles for eating  blue cheese dressing.   Therefore I have included a salad he loved that was simply in a bowl and didn’t have the presentation shown.  The only thing missing that he would add to the salad was a little bit of French dressing.  However, pie was a must and it didn’t matter what kind it was!  After lunch or dinner he would sometimes joke “Where’s the pie?”  and sometimes he got a surprise and a pie was served!   Even though I have featured a wine with the menu, Dad maybe would have a very small glass, an ice cold Bud Light or just water.  A menu dedicated to the loving memory of my father Ralph Paulson.

Iceberg Wedge with Blue Cheese Dressing

 

Grilled Sirloin Steak with Pearl Onions and Mushrooms

 

Strawberry Pie

 

Joel Gott Cabernet Sauvignon (California)

 

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