Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Father's Day Dinner

Summertime in our house means food. Lots and lots of food. Food like this: Grilled watermelon steaks and beer-glazed back beans...

This paired with Robin's embracing of the whole "way-too-a-man's-heart-is-through-his-stomach" notion meant one thing: Robin's Father's Day gift would be a dinner.

Since Lydia is still a bit too young to cook, I took the reins. Using a new cookbook filled with recipes from a local restaurant, Fonda San Miguel, I went to town creating things to celebrate Robin and everything he is to our family.

Black Drum Ceviche

Jicama and Canteloupe Salad with Pomegranate Dressing

Stuffed Zucchini Squash with Salsa Rancheros (I even roasted the tomatoes and made the salsa from scratch!)

and Watermelon Margaritas, made with Watermelon-Infused Tequila. (Yes, I made that, too!)

The Luthers came over for our Sunday evening dinner tradition and Jessica brought over a Tres Leches cake that she also made from scratch.

It was perfect! Happy Father's Day!


  1. I am more than amazed!!!! Are watermelon steaks really watermelon cooked on the grill? I'm confused...can't wait to see you!

  2. Fonda San Miguel is my absolute fave! Nice work, everything looks delish! Happy Father's Day, Robin (belated)!