Father’s Day is for letting our memories drift back to when we reached up to hold our daddy’s hand.
My Dad: These were times when I could share quiet walks with daddy, which was before noisy snowmobiles got us there quicker. He was the strong, silent type that showed, rather than told me how to do things. I earned a stern look when I did something not acceptable, which was louder than a lecture.
Dad always knew how to fix what was broken and I learned by watching. Yes, I could change a flat tire if I had too.
My Husband’s Dad: Going fishing with dad was always a special time. The experience of traveling to Canada for fishing Walleyes and Northern Pike was the trip of a lifetime. Helping his son (my husband) bring in his fish was more important than catching that “big one” himself.
Our Dads knew that giving encouragement was so much better than giving criticism.
Retelling these wonderful experiences to our children, is the priceless legacy that will keep them alive forever in our memory.
This is an easy recipe that a very young chef, with some guidance, can make as a special treat for Father’s Day.
- 1 tablespoon butter, plus more for baking dish
- 8 slices (8 ounces) cinnamon or cinnamon-raisin bread
- 2 cups milk
- 3 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
- 2 large eggs
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon confectioners powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Lightly butter an 11x7 inch (or 9-inch square) baking dish; set aside.
- Toast bread (in the oven or toaster) until lightly crisped.
- In a medium saucepan, combine milk, chocolate, and butter; place over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until chocolate has melted, about 5 minutes.
- Tear bread into large pieces (about 4 or 5 per slice); scatter evenly in prepared baking dish.
- In a medium bowl, wisk together eggs, granulated sugar, and vanilla.
- Wisk in warm milk mixture until combined.
- Pour over bread.
- Bake until pudding has puffed and is firm, about 25 minutes.
- Cool at least 10 minutes, and dust with confectioners powdered sugar just before serving.
May memories of your father’s love surround you with happiness on this Father’s Day too.
Past My Curfew is sharing his uniquely wonderful story for Father’s Day. Phoenix and his dad are celebrating a Cancer Free, second chance at enjoying each other’s company. Warning: Be sure to have a few tissues handy.