My father was a simple man and generally didnâ€™t like fussy ingredients.Â Growing up on a farm and ranch the ingredients were fresh and delicious as is so sauces and the like werenâ€™t needed to make them taste great.Â The menu I have created is based upon what my Dad would consider a great Fatherâ€™s Day menu.Â Normally, DadÂ wouldnâ€™t need an appetizer or salad, but wouldnâ€™t turn one down either.Â 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 Â blue cheese dressing. Â Â Therefore I have included a salad he loved that was simply in a bowl and didnâ€™t have the presentation shown.Â The only thing missing that he would add to the salad was a little bit of French dressing.Â However, pie was a must and it didnâ€™t matter what kind it was!Â After lunch or dinner he would sometimes joke â€œWhereâ€™s the pie?â€Â and sometimes he got a surprise and a pie was served!Â Â Â 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. Â 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
Joel Gott Cabernet Sauvignon (California)
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