It took me a while to realize that my husband was all about the Simple Things. After years of trying to make a big hoopla about his birthday or Father’s Day or other such events, I finally realized that what he needed and what I needed were just two different things. Me, I am about all about the Pomp and Circumstance. Him, he’s all about being comfortable, and relaxed.
So this year, I took a different approach to Father’s Day. I mixed a little of me, with a whole lot of him. Meaning ?? He would just NEVER go and buy himself a new cell phone, even though his pretty ancient. So, the kids and I decided to upgrade him for his Father’s Day present. Even though Technology is what he does for a living, he could care less about those types of things. He literally only uses his cell phone to text and talk. But, I suspect that might be changing here very soon. And, instead of cooking up a big FANCY meal, I cooked something that I know he loves.
I started looking for a recipe right after Mother’s Day for Ribs. And, you all already know my criteria EASY, and TASTY. I found this recipe at Six Sisters Stuff found here for Fall off the Bone BBQ Ribs. What made this recipe stand out over the others was the easy prep and the 8 hours in the Crock Pot. And, then even though I have my own tried and true Crockpot Mac and Cheese Recipe. I decided to try out Patti Labelle’s Mac and Cheese recipe found here, since the ribs would have the Crockpot tied down for 8 hours straight. Add to that some corn on the cob and we had a dinner that was Dad approved.
The girls gave him their Personalized Photo Cards from Card Store and I gave him my mushy one. We all just hung out for the day being silly and not leaving the house. But, It was just what he wanted. And he was happy and ultimately. That is really all that matters.
How did you spend your Father’s Day weekends?