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I <3 my Daddy!

by Meghann on June 20, 2010

Happy Father’s Day the the Best Daddy in the Whole Wide World!


I know there is some stiff competition out there, but my Dad seriously has that title in the bag.

My Dad is my number one supporter in everything I do, my favorite cook ever, one great adventurer, and has managed to raise four pretty spatactular kids if I do say so myself. If that doesn’t scream father of the century than I’m not sure what does. πŸ˜‰


Love you Dad!!!

My day started with a bit of a panic this morning. I went to put on my running shoes and realized I had left them in a locker at the gym on Friday morning. Ooppss…

Instead of completely freaking out – which, I have been known to do – I put on an older pair of running shoes and ran the planned 6 miles anyway. The 6 miles allowed me to clear my head and I concluded that even if my shoes were lost forever it wouldn’t be a bad thing. I mean, I am due for a new pair anyways. πŸ˜‰

Thankfully, my running shoes were still in the exact same locker I had left them in on Friday morning. I swung by my gym on my way to my parents this morning and found them just where I left them. Crisis averted. Thank goodness. I still need a new pair before training begins next week though!

After my run I made Sunday waffles for my visiting guests.


I’m not sure what the proper protocol is with breakfast when your houseguest are still sleeping, but it got to be 9:00am and I was hungry, so I just went in the kitchen and started making them. They didn’t seem to mind when they were awaken by the smells of fresh homemade waffles just a few feet from where they were sleeping. πŸ˜‰


I had a waffle (from a box mix) with plain yogurt, an assortment of fresh berries, and sprinkle of granola.


Then it was off to my parents house!

The waffles weren’t filling at all. I had a granola bar almost as soon as i arrived at my parent’s.


My parent’s arrived home from their glacier adventure late last night and had the whole gang over for a low key Father’s Day celebration.

We made my Dad homemade pizzas and salad.



The salad had spinach, arugula, avocado, mango, cucumber, cherry tomatoes , and feta. It was pretty amazing. πŸ™‚


I had 1/2 of a small veggie pizza on a multigrain crust with salad and balsamic dressing.




Oh and a beer. πŸ™‚


(photo courtesy of the very talented Anthony who spent 5 minutes taking the perfect beer photo for me.)

The Magic Hat #9 was on sale at Publix. It was pretty tasty for a pale ale. πŸ™‚

For dessert we brought out a yellow watermelon.


It was just a tad sweeter than regular watermelon, but still just as juicy and delicious.


I was admittedly lazy this afternoon by napping and relaxing at my parents before heading home. It felt good to do nothing. Sometimes a girl just needs a lazy afternoon with her family. πŸ™‚

My brother had left some great looking left overs in my fridge from last night. Since he was already halfway on his way to Miami I figured he didn’t have any use for them and decided to bulk them up for my dinner tonight.


The left overs consisted of some meat ka-bobs, hummus, rice, and pita. I stir fried the meat and rice with some veggies and topped the creation with the hummus and pita.


I really love turning random left overs into fabulous meals. I hate to see good food go to waste! πŸ˜‰


I tamed my sweet tooth with some sweet cherries and a mini chocolate bar for dessert.


Another weekend is now behind me. Time to prepare for what I know will be a week from hell. I better get the last bit of rest that I can before it all sets in tomorrow morning.

Good Night!

1 Laura @ Backstage Pass to Health & Happiness June 20, 2010 at 8:32 pm

Looks like a great Father’s Day celebration.

In your photo of the beer, that’s a pretty sweet countertop – all bottle tops? Also, is that a fully stocked beverage fridge in the background? πŸ™‚

2 lisaathome June 20, 2010 at 8:36 pm

Those waffles look amazin’!!!

3 Alisha June 20, 2010 at 8:41 pm

Okay, that is the most epic beverage fridge of all time!

4 Lisa @ bakebikeblog June 20, 2010 at 8:48 pm

What wonderful wonderful eats!!! That lunch pizza looks great too!

5 Kalli June 20, 2010 at 8:50 pm

You do have a great dad Meghann !

6 kaztronomic June 20, 2010 at 8:58 pm

I’m glad you have a wonderful relationship with your dad! πŸ˜€

Looks like you had yet another day of great, yummy eats. Filling or not, that waffle sure looks pretty. I must find me a yellow watermelon!

7 ellaroo88 June 20, 2010 at 9:27 pm

I’ve never seen Nature Valley dark chocolate and oats- sounds amazing. Oh and after your post yesterday I rented the 6th Harry Potter movie- I just love those movies

8 Amelia June 20, 2010 at 9:43 pm

I just bought some of those dark chocolate granola bars! The one I had tasted almost like a candy bar it was so chocolaty (not that I’m complaining!). πŸ™‚

The table the beer is sitting on is great! I love all the bottle caps.

9 Erin June 20, 2010 at 9:44 pm

Looks like a delicious day! What good eats–yum cherries. πŸ˜€

10 Ash Bear June 20, 2010 at 9:46 pm

And I thought my parents were the only ones with a vending machine in the house! πŸ™‚ Looks like you had a great day! Hope the week isn’t too busy!

11 theprocessofhealing June 20, 2010 at 9:47 pm

I haven’t had a yellow watermelon since I was little, YUM!

12 Miranda @ MirandaJeans June 20, 2010 at 10:34 pm

Wow yellow watermelon, I had never heard of that. Might have to keep my eyes peeled now just on the rare case that I might find it up here in Canada.

13 Marilou @ Mostly Healthy June 20, 2010 at 11:30 pm

You’re such a daddy’s girl πŸ™‚ Cuuute <3

14 gavrielski June 20, 2010 at 11:47 pm

You’re so creative with your leftover + new food meals! I’m looking forward to making some of your more inventive recipes this summer. Your daddy does seem pretty great–so glad you got to celebrate with your family! πŸ™‚

15 Jackie (Peaces of Earth) June 21, 2010 at 1:00 am

Those waffles look insane! I’m sure they were worth waking up for. πŸ™‚

16 Rosey Rebecca June 21, 2010 at 1:27 am

Looks like a great day! Waffles with berries are the best! I have the same problem with guest-breakfast etiquette.

I’ve never even seen a yellow watermelon before. I need to find one!

17 dianacheung June 21, 2010 at 8:22 am

your daddy is lucky to have you guys. btw your waffles always look so patriotic!

18 Marissa June 21, 2010 at 9:05 am

Hmm, yellow watermelon? I’ve never heard of that! I might try it… I don’t know; I’m allergic to normal watermelon, I wonder if yellow ones would be alright?

19 rayshine June 21, 2010 at 11:12 am

Is the bar top made entirely of caps? That is too cool!
And yellow watermelon? I’ve never heard of it but it looks delish!

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