Father’s Day Lunch

Well, I hope all the fathers out there had a wonderful Father’s Day weekend!  Hopefully mine did!  I think he enjoyed a day filled with enchiladas, strawberry pretzel dessert, St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake, and a homemade chocolate chip cookie from McDermott Road Church of Christ this morning!  In addition, I got him a Dallas Mavericks NBA Championship t-shirt in one of his (and my) favorite colors, royal blue!  
In addition, we finally “christened” our dining room in our new house.  My husband and I normally just eat at our kitchen table, which seats four people, but today we had 5, plus it was a special occasion! I absolutely LOVE decorating table place settings for when I have guests.  As you can see, my favorite color is royal blue.  When my husband and I got married, I registered for Spode Blue Italian dinnerware.  I know most people just eat on white plates, but I love a pop of color, especially when it’s blue.  Later, I bought some really pretty yellow linen place mats and napkins to go with it, as you can see.

Anyways, back to cooking…. today’s Father’s Day Menu consisted of the following.  If you see any recipes worth trying, as always, let me know what you think of them!

Father’s Day Menu

Taco Salad with mixed green lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, ranch style beans, tortilla chips, and fat-free Catalina dressing

Seasonal Watermelon 

Chicken Enchiladas filled with poached chicken, onions, and Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese. Topped with a sour cream sauce

Strawberry Pretzel Dessert with a graham cracker crust (instead of pretzels), a cool whip and cream cheese filling, and a strawberry gelatin topping

St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake with a yeast-bread like base and a gooey, rich, and sweet buttery topping

Click “Chicken Enchiladas” for the recipe.

 Click “Strawberry Pretzel Dessert” for recipe.

St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake recipe to be blogged soon…

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