Father’s Day is two days away and I began to think what I could possibly give Randy to express what he means to me. They always say that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach and that is partly true, but with Randy, I thought something that would mean something to him would be to make him a photo album from pictures taken throughout the year with the kids. So have been fervently working on this for several weeks, and still haven’t got it finished. So second thing I thought would be to not spend money this week, so other than the grocery store and a quick trip to Hobby Lobby, which when he learned last night that I didn’t buy something that I really wanted, he quickly pressed his hand to my forehead and ask me if I was sick, I have not spent money. BUT…since I did spend a little at HL, I thought that maybe I should make him a meal that would truly show him just how much I love him. So tonight, friends are coming over and thought that I would splurge and make a huge meal of some of Randy’s favorites. You almost have to have company to eat all the food that is being prepared and since Mr. RC doesn’t eat leftovers, if you drive down our street tomorrow, please stop by for some food that will surely be sitting in the fridge. The menu I planned is this: Pot roast with brown gravy, mashed potatoes, corn casserole, fresh green beans, deviled eggs, stuffed celery, hot rolls and homemade chocolate pudding layered with cherry pie filling, whipping cream and homemade chocolate cake. Surely this great feast will make up for the little shopping spree at Hobby Lobby yesterday.
When we think of what our husbands have done for us throughout the years, it is a great day to honor the model that they are to our children. One year after Randy and I had been married about 5 years, my son Jamin, sent Randy a Fathers Day card which thanked him for loving me, the way he did. He told Randy that he was a great example of how a husband should treat his wife and had taught Jamin how to love a wife. I think that blessed Randy’s heart so much.
On Sunday, I am really going to try to express to him how thankful I am that God has allowed him to walk these last 17 years with me through so many different seasons of our lives.
What an honor it will be to celebrate you this Sunday. In case I still don’t finish the photo book, guess I had better get out my recipe for chicken fried steak to cook tomorrow. Maybe that will buy me some time.
The roast recipe is as follows:
1 chuck roast
1 onion, sliced
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can French onion soup
1 can water
3 tables Kikoman sauce
1 teas garlic powder
Salt and Pepper roast and brow n on both sides in about 2 tables oil. When browned, sprinkle garlic powder over roast and pour both cans of sour over roast, the water, kikoman sauce and place sliced onion over the meat and sides of meat. Cover tightly and bake at 325for about 3 hours or until meat is tender when cut into chunks. This makes a great brown gravy that will be thick and doesn’t need any salt or any other flavor. Pour gravy over mashed potatoes.